Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop



Hello everyone,



Its time for the Papertrey Blog Hop again and the challenge this time is to make something with a stamp set that either has not been inked, or has been gathering dust. I decided to use 'Its a Celebration' which I have only used the banners from before now. I decided to make a small decorative canvas for my dresser and chose a picture of my youngest son on his 21st birthday.


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I began by taking two 4 inch canvases and painting them with blue acrylic paint. When it dried, the colour was a little too bright, so I went over it with a thin wash of white paint to tone it down a little.
I was covering the canvas so didn't need to paint the middle.

I then took spring rain card stock and stamped a background with Versamark using the solid and outline tiny star stamps from the Celebrations set. I did some more background  (a little hard to see in the photo) using the bubbles stamp and Vintage Cream ink. I then layered up the backgrounds with some summer sunrise DP and inked the edges with creamy brown ink.

Before attaching the papers to  the canvas I sandwiched some ribbon between them and the canvas to join the two canvases together. I chose the photo of my son (looking very handsome don't you think?) and printed it out at 2.25 x 2.5 inches. Then came the fun bits of stamping and cutting out all the embellishments. I stamped three cupcakes, all with different toppings and added cherries, which I put glossy accents on to mimic real cherries. I stamped and embossed the gift parcel with summer sunrise ink and over stamped the bubbles with blue ink. I love how with PTI, you can over stamp and get the positioning right because you can see what you are doing. I finished the gift off with a button and twine.





I then stamped the sentiments, put them on strips and added a minute star stamp to highlight each word. The stamp for 'birthday' has a blank where the 'i' should be and there are little candle and flame stamps to fill the gap. I liked these so much that I kept stamping them and used them on the other side of the canvas:-


I added one of the party hats on top of the photo and tied some ribbon around to finish it off. I think it looks good on my dresser and I hope he likes it.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm off to get a cup of tea before browsing the other blogs for inspiration.

Hugs
Carol x

32 comments:

  1. wow this is awesome! TFS!

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  2. What a fun project. I really like how you used the party hat on the photo of your sun - great combination of stamps and die cuts.

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  3. Great canvas project! Love how you used the stamped images to decorate it!

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  4. What a fun project, and such happy colors!

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  5. This is a great keepsake! Very happy and festive!

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  6. What a fun and adorable project! Love your son wearing the hat ;)

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  7. What a cool project and such a fun one to keep out and see all the time!
    Its just super cool..and awesome idea as well!

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  8. What a cute remembrance of a big birthday!

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  9. Very cute! Great way to remember his birthday.

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  10. Hee, I like the "hat" on his head! A super fun birthday memento! Love the colors!

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  11. What a great idea! Bright, fun colors too!

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  12. Such a fun project with your handsome son in his party hat :o) Love all happy stamps and dies you used here!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog and well wishes for my husband...so appreciated!

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  13. Great canvas frames! Such nice details and fun colors!

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  14. What a great idea for a 3D project! This will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful project! I just love how you put a hat on your son......Looks like it fits wonderfully!!! Great job on this!

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  16. Great idea with this. It is nice to see some projects with grown children in them, mine are around the same age as your son. I love how you perched the party hat on him. Bet he laughed when he saw it. Great job on this challenge.

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  17. What a fun project! I love all the colors--those are my son's favorite colors!

    Chris L.

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  18. SUPER project! Your son is handsome and looks so happy in that pic! This will be so FAB on your dresser!

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  19. What a very nice memory of a happy occasion! Lots of fun elements added to this too.

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  20. Love it! You did an amazing job!

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  21. totally cool idea! love that you did something besides a card!

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  22. What a wonderful idea.....I always thought of doing a canvas, thanks for the inspiration. I'm sure your son loves it!

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  23. This so cool, I love the color!! Great Job, Karen

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  24. Great use of the canvas! I saw some cheaply yesterday and was trying to think of ways to use them, and you've given me an idea! Thanks!

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  25. What a cool idea! Love how you used the set to create a special memento for your son!

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  26. Great project, I love the hat :D. TFS!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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