Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gesso'd Cards

Hey Crafter's Workshop Fans....
When I opened my DT box I about fainted.....
I couldn't WAIT to play!
I picked (3) 6 x 6 stencils to begin.
TCW507S ~ The Story
TCW506The Story
TCW523S ~ Be In Love
(aren't they AWESOME!!!!)
I pulled out a package of
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Greeting Cards ~ Kraft
my end of the jug Gesso
and a palette knife!

Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I applied the gesso over the Templates
with a palette's that thick!
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
When the Gesso was dry,
I spritzed the card faces
with a wide array of
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist.
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I just LOVE how they came out!
Don't you??
I embellished the cards from
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
to.....Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I hope you have enjoyed my cards.....
'cause I sure had fun
makin' them!!!!
TCW536S ~ Postcard
TCW523S ~ Be in Love
TCW507S ~ The Story
Darjeeling Collection
1467105 Dahlias x 10 Teastained Cream
1486105 Mini Butterflies ~ Teastained Cream
Burlap & Canvas Collection
1205203 Daisy Layers x 15 Yellow

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Happy Heart

Hi Canvas Corp Brands fans....
just found this in Draft form....
guess I forgot to publish it!!

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I am totally in LOVE
with the expanded
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection.

I began by applying a layer of
Multi Medium on a piece of
Canvas Corp Brands Canvas
 then placed the backside of Board and Room patterned paper
onto the Canvas and let it dry. 

When dry, I spritzed the paper with water
and rubbed off the paper, exposing the striped paper.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I then applied Tattered Angels ~ Amethyst
around the edges of the heart.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Using various dies and
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection
  Take Our Breath Away
I cut out leaves and created flowers.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I cut apart one of the quotes from
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection
A Novel Thought.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I hope you've enjoyed my Happy Heart Canvas!

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Hope you have a CREATIVE Day!

PS>....I will be teaching this as a
class March 7th in Littleton, NH



Tattered Angels
 Glimmer Mist
Blue Bubbles

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Canvas Corp Crew

I am sooo EXCITED to be a part of

For our first assignment,
we were asked to create a 4 x 4 canvas
to best express our creative style.
Here is my canvas.....

my canvas is all about
Texture and Color!!

I have plastic containers that I keep all my
Canvas Corp Brands pieces parts in.
So, I pulled them all out
and chose a bit of Burlap,
some French Script TissueStock.
and various Black on Ivory patterned papers.
I laid the little pieces out on a 4 x 4 piece of
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Canvas
and adhered them with Multi Medium.

I used The Crafter's Workshop ~ Love Post Stencil
and applied a bit of texture medium, through just the hearts.
I then sprayed randomly
with various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mists....
all over the canvas.

Now, no project would be complete without
a few flowers and a quote,
now would it!!

LIVE LAUGH LOVE....because life is tooo short not, too!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laugh, Create, Inspire, Execute

As part of a business class I am taking,
I had to pick value based words from a large list of word, that appealed to me....
then reorganize the words into 4 groups with similar meanings
 then choose one word for each group, creating my
 4 Most Important Words that represent me....
I chose....


As part of the assignment I was told to keep the words
in front of my face....
so I created a canvas
using items from my "MISFITS" stash....

The background of my canvas was created using
TONS of the Crafter's Workshop Stencils and Perfect Paints.

I love using those "cast offs" that never made it onto
other creations....

To bring it ALL TOGETHER,
I sprayed the entire Petaloo flower cluster with
Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist.

I pulled out my stash of Tim Holtz ~ Alpha Parts
for my 4 Words!

There you have it.....

Products Used:
Perfect Paints
Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic
Lime Green
True Blue
Cajun Pumpkin
Rain Slicker
Red Wagon
Bright Gold

Polishing Plaster ~ Oyster Bay
Fluid Medium & Varnish

the Crafter's WorkshopTCW484S ~ Netting
TCW478S ~ Beaded Chain
TCW324S ~ Cubist
TCW484 ~ Netting

Canvas Corp BrandsTattered Angels
Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist

PetalooLots of goodness

Thursday, February 5, 2015

a MAN card!!

Hi everyone....
Had a fun day creating my Valentine Card

I used LOTS of Canvas Corp Brands
this and thats!!!

I began with a White Skinny Card.

I colored everything using
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Amethyst

I accented my card with
"words" cut from
Sending Love Words on Ivory

Hope my MAN likes his card!!

Head on over to the


Canvas Corp Brands

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

....and New Traditions are born!

It's been one HECK of a Year....
Lots and Lots of CHANGES!

As I've been told....
Change is a necessary thing
All I can say is.....boy it is a hard thing.

Especially this Christmas!
No kids at home with their wish lists....

Pushing me to get a Christmas Tree and decorate....
To plan a Christmas Dinner
or to even do any of our USUAL holiday traditions...

As part of my fix....
I started new traditions....
I pulled out my Canvas Corp Tree Skirt...
that I've been pondering on for awhile now....
Red High Impact Paint,
A Paintbrush....
and a little boy...

He was a bit under the weather....dang teeth!
Don't think he knew what to think
of the red paint all over his feet...
but he was SUCH a trooper!
(He loves to humor his NeeNee!)

....and so a tradition has been born!

....marking his FIRST Christmas....

I am looking forward to watching
this tradition grow for my daughter
and her family!

PS.....popped him in the tub and
the paint came off like
a charm.....even the bit NeeNee
got on his head!
Need to keep up the messy crafter tradition!

Merry Christmas to ALL!!

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories 
and love of kindred, 
and we are better throughout the year for having, 
in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. 
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Playin' with 'tovers....

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Recently, I've been working like crazy on crafty day while cleaning up my crafting space, I came across a BUNCH of 'tovers..... you know the "pieces parts" that get pulled out or created that NEVER make it onto your creation. That is the basis for my canvas.

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I began with a Canvas Corp Brands Natural Canvas,
some OHHH SOOO FUN new products I've been working with....PERFECT PAINTS!
and one of my FAVORITE Templates ~ Garden Gate ~ TCW382.
I applied the texture mediums through the template, when dry I applied a bit of Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Crushed Shells.

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

How AMAZING is the stenciled image! Just PERFECT for all my 'tovers!

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

So what do you do with your 'tovers??

Products Used
Die~Namites Dies ~ Large and Small Ivy
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling Collection
Canvas Corp Brands ~ 6x6 Stretched Natural Canvas
Tattered Angels ~ Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Garden Gate 6 x 6
Perfect Paints
Authentique Grateful Collection