Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Wishes Canvas

A few months back my good friend, Gloria Stengel, launched her own challenge blog, called Crafters Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I don't know about you, but I certainly fit the "craft hoarder" description. You know, the oh so pretty paper you can't quite cut into, or those pretty flowers you might never find again! 

Well, I have been wanting to play along so this week I created one last Easter decoration for my house to play along in the challenge. The challenge this week is to Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp!


Here is my Easter canvas. I start by painting a 8 x 8 canvas with gesso and with a pale aqua paint. After the paint dried, I used MFT's Scallops Stencil and a light molding paste to add some texture to the background. Once the molding paste had dried I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen to distress the background.


I went through my stash and just collected flowers, leaves, trinkets, the bird nest and eggs and just started to play until I came up with a combination I liked. The doily in the background is cut with the High Tea Doily Die-namics. and the sentiment is from the Easter Bunny Stamp Set. 

Be sure to stop by the Crafters Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I can promise you that you will find LOTS of inspiration there!

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14 comments :

  1. I love this Melody! Just gorgeous

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  3. Your canvas is absolutely beautiful. Your color choices just speak to me. Love the way the background turned out! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. This canvas is sooooooo yummy! I love the textured background...absolute perfection and then the collaged elements are so perfectly placed and pure eye candy. The stamping is simple and elegant. Such a harmonious composition. Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5!

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  5. O M G Girl!!! This is gorgeous!

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  6. I want one LOL! This is beyond fabulous Melody!

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  7. Simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  8. Swoon. . .this is amazing! Love everything about it!! Wowza! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. Oh.my.word! That is so beautiful. You are so amazing! And you used the nest! This is so very very pretty! I am in awe of you! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! I appreciate that you made time to come and join in the fun!

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  10. Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. Amazing...love every fabulous detail...Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!








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  12. This is beautiful!!! I would love to have it in my home!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  13. Melody, this is STUNNING! ABSOLUTELY FREAKIN' STUNNING!!!!!

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  14. Wowsa!!! This is stunning! I've got some little nests and eggs of my own in my stash. You've inspired me to use them.

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