Monday, August 8, 2011

Practical Scrappers "Home" projects

This week, Practical Scrappers will be featuring some "home" projects.   These aren't the DIY kind - they're cards and pages featuring houses.

I made this canvas a couple of months ago, after seeing some of the projects my on-line friends had made in Christy Tomlinson's "She Art" classes.   Christy (the owner of Scarlet Lime) has several videos on making art canvases on YouTube.  Check them out for some great inspiration!

This is an 8x10 canvas that I bought on sale at Michaels.  I coated it with gesso as a base, then started layering papers from the back to the front:  the cloud paper for sky, then a couple of green papers cut on curves for the grassy hills.  The house was tucked in between the two green papers.  The flowers and bird were fussy cut from pp, and the hearts were cut with my Cricut.  The house and all it's part were cut free hand.   The sun is a circle punch and then some wedges cut from pp as the sun "rays".  The clothesline poles were cut from grungeboard, so they would be a little thicker and add some dimension.  I tied some DMC Memory Thread to the posts for the clothesline.  (This thread has a wire center so it's flexible and sturdier than just plain cord.)  The hearts are attached with tiny paper clips.   As a final touch, I added the sentiment with rubon alphas, a splash of yellow paint around the sun, and a yellow sticker border at the bottom.


VanessaB said...

that's so ADORABLE!!! i love it!

Corinna said...

I LOVE this Brenda! So cute! I took Christy's class too and absolutely love her but haven't made any canvases yet! LOL