Saturday, August 23, 2014

Crafty Friends- Canvas Swap

 In case you were wondering.. yes we did have a Crafty Friends Swap again.. This time it was my choice.  I decided to challenge everyone (including myself!) to make an altered canvas.  The criteria was to include a Gorjuss Girl image since I'm totally addicted to them, do t up in vintage theme/colors, needed to include a word or sentiment, and include at least one handmade embellishment.  Cami had given us some 5x7 canvas boards earlier, so we decided to make our canvases that size.  Considering this was my idea, I had a hard time! 

Because everyone was a little intimidated by this challenge, we decided to just make one canvas and pick names.  That in and of itself was an ordeal.  We must've picked like 4 times before we had it so no one picked themselves!  LOL!  I ended up picking Cami and was excited to get to work.

Now whenever I think of Cami, I always think of pastels, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  I started off by cutting some music sheet paper but ended up not using it on the front.  I used it to cover the back instead.  Instead, I opted for the stationer's desk paper by Prima.  Since there were touches of red in that paper, I decided to use red as my accent color.

For some reason, when I think vintage, I think Paris and the Eiffel Tower.  I cut out one using my La La Land die- love that Eiffel Tower die!  Then colored up the Ladybird Gorjuss Girl image.. she's one of my faves.  The handmade embellishment I used was that crochet flower you see in the corner.  added some twine and a flower center to the middle. Around it is a cluster of roses and some pearls.

Recently, I purchased some wood pieces from SaCrafters.  I love her stuff.  The Friends pieces comes plain, so I just rubbed the front against my archival black in pad and it seemed to do the trick.  The sentiment below was from a PTI set.  Below is the other cluster I added for balance.  Included a doily, more roses and a metal butterfly piece I got awhile ago from Butterbee Scraps.  I'm finally using them!

Since I also love hearts, I added some crystal hearts to the project.  I also added some black lace and a long crystal flourish.  I think it was a Recollections brand?  Not sure.  I gotta say, once I got going.. it was really fun to make!  Now I wish I made one for myself!  But I was very excited to see what my friends came up with...

We met up at 99 Ranch (that's a whole 'nother story that I'm not gonna cover) Market and had lunch while we shared our projects.  Kyoko went all out and made this beautiful canvas for Linda.  I was so jelly!  I wanted that one too!  Love how she did it portrait style. I found out that Linda asked for her canvas to be in blue.

Her coloring's getting good!!!! Love it!  And love that she included green with the blue!  One of my favorite combos.

Next up is Cami's canvas for Kyoko. Cami always makes pretty packaging to go with her project.  Love the box in the back!

Here's the canvas for Kyoko. That color scheme is so pretty!

Here's a close up of the image. Even her dress is Gorjuss!

I believe she made those flowers.

She probably made these too.

And there's her sentiment. She used frantage to accent it.  Still haven't used mine yet.. LOL!

And here's that beautiful box!

Pretty sure she made this flower too.

More frantage around this GG.  I love this image.

And what a cute tag!

Next up was my canvas from Linda.  Eek!!!! I was so excited!! Especially since it came wrapped like this!! (you know I'm gonna save that flower too!)

I  LOVE THIS CANVAS!!!!  OMG! I couldn't believe it was for me!! Thank you sistah!  You used one of my favorite GG images.  Love it!  And check out all those handmade flowers!!  I feel super special.  She picked one of my favorite images!  I actually special ordered this image for myself.. so happy she chose that one for me!

 Here's a closer look at Daisy. I love all her pearl jewelry!  I am pretty sure she sprayed her canvas.  She chose my other favorite color combo!  Pink and brown!

I gotta figure out how she made those beaded sprays.  Super cute!  And do you see that white leaf?  That's made from those mod podge melts.  I feel bad cause Linda RAK'd that too me awhile ago and I haven't tried them yet.  I'm scared when it comes to new things.

Here's a close up of her paste.  Love it!

 Looks like she used burlap on this flower...

 Oooh and my favorite pearl spray!  I made her go to find these in Downtown LA on our trip.  Love it!

And I feel so special that she used her Prima "Love" branch on me!

Overall I'm so proud of all of us!  We've really stretched ourselves and managed to accomplish things we never thought we could do! (patting us on the back).  Seriously, if you have some crafty friends, you should do swaps. It really does inspire you and push you to new crafty levels!  Thanks again ladies for another great swap!

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Wow!!! These are all gorgeous! You ladies really went all out. The details on each are lovely. Great swaps and great shares!