picked up a few of these 12x12 canvases at Michael's during their Turkey Sale...and since they were so reasonable, i figured i wouldn't feel terrible if they flopped, lol. but i actually like how this one turned out...i think. :) i used Making Memories paint as a base for the whole thing...the color is called 'Shopping Bag'. while it was drying, i went and sifted through my gigantic stash of vintage ledger papers, old books, etc. and just set aside ones i liked. then i grabbed my big circle punch and punched the 5 circles that are along the side. i edged each one with paint and adhered them to the canvas with matte Mod Podge. i understand that Claudine Hellmuth's gel medium works really well for this, but i don't have a bottle of that yet...it's on my list though.
after i had the papers stuck down, i grabbed a few of my fave Studio Calico stamps...the little girl, little boy and the frame from the Story Time set. i used THE BEST BLACK INK EVER INVENTED (haha)...VersaFine Onyx Black, and stamped right ontop of the canvas. now, because of the wood frame that the canvas is stretched on, it's tough to get a perfect image. but i wasn't exactly going for perfect, so i love how it turned out. i tore the edge off of one of the 7gypsies flash cards, edged that with paint and stuck it to the canvas just next to the stamped images. made a flower/rosette out of a piece of FabRips, a la Joy...added a brad for the center and threw in a stick pin.
now, i am not normally one to use hearts on a layout at all...but i have to say, i am loving this Heidi Swapp heart mask that April sent me. i used Making Memories paint in 'Cranberry' to add a bit of color and called it a day. finish with a light coat of more matte Mod Podge and voila!!
i know it isn't fancy by any means...or perfect.
but then again, neither am i.