Saturday, June 28, 2014

Textiles and Templates

I LOVE using textiles in my creations....
vintage fabrics, lace, burlap and canvas
are among my favorites.
So.....when I received my Canvas Corp Burlap Pillow Round...
I couldn't WAIT to play with it!!
.....and here is my finished product!
My Life Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI do have to say this was my first try at stenciling on burlap....
I was very unsure of how it was going to work
due to the weave of the fabric and the density of the fibers...
but I was going to give it a try anyways!
I chose the Crafters Workshop ~ Quatrefoil Reversed 12x12 template and
a bit of Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Mother of Pearl
and a makeup sponge,
.....can I say.... it worked WONDERFULLY!
Just a hint of color on the Canvas Corp Light Pink heart....PERFECT!
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI just LOVE how it came out!
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheNow when it comes to stenciling on canvas....
to me.....that is easy peasy!
I used the Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Chickenwire Reversed 6x6
and Sketch Grid 12x12
and applied small amounts of
Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Gold
with the same makeup sponge
and applied it to Canvas Corp ~ Mini Shapes ~ Flags
and a heart I cut from a Canvas Corp ~ 12 x 12 Canvas Sheet.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheMy Heart Pillow by Lynne Forsythe
I accented the pillow with
Mother of Pearl Buttons and 7Gypsies Hardware and Metals.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI finished off my pillow with a Canvas Corp Burlap flower
accented with
more 7 Gypsies Hardware and Metal and a big ole Mother of Pearl button
and LOTS of hand stitching and Multi Medium to hold it all together.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI haven't decided yet if I am going to stuff it and use
it as a pillow or hang it on my wall....
WHAT do you think??
I hope you have enjoyed my experiment....
may just have to TRY this AGAIN! Crafters Workshop Design Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Babies First Beach Album ~ Canvas Corp Brands

I was laughing at myself.... 
as the focus of my design work has TOTALLY changed 
since the arrival of my grandson. 
I have to say, it is a bit of a stretch as 
I love all! 
WARNING....You may need to sit down as this creation 
has not a flower on it!! Let it not be said that I didn't try though....

My grandson recently had his first trip to the beach.
Though I don't have the photos yet I thought
I would get a jump on things and create a mini album.

I wet the edges of the burlap and painted on a bit of
Tattered Angels ~ Chalkboard ~ Cornflower Daze.
I also painted the Cornflower Daze on the binding.

First, I created a compass using
7gypsies ~ Optical Lenses ~ Antique Brass,
a spinner, a compass from 7gypsies ~ Maritime ~ Mini Ephemera,
topped with 7gypsies ~ Studs ~ Dome ~ Antique Brass.
I placed it on a
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Mini Shapes ~ Circle.
I had stamped
with Cornflower Blue ~ Archival Ink using
7gypsies ~ Vintage Stamps.

I used other pieces from the
7gypsies ~ Maritime ~ Mini Ephemera.

I can't WAIT to get my pictures so I can finish off my album!!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer
and are taking LOTS OF PICTURES
so you too can create your own
Burlap Scrapbook!

Friday, June 20, 2014


Soo many things have been happening in my 
home in the last few months....
a new grandbaby
my boy graduating from high school
to name just a few!!

Now things are about to really change...
my daughter is moving out with her boy...
and my boy will be moving to Florida
to begin the next chapter of his life!

....but HOME is ALWAYS where the HEART IS!

I created a banner for my daughter
to adorn the entrance of her new apartment
and mark a new chapter in her life!

My ideas was to keep this banner very
monochromatic and shabby!

For the base of my banner I chose 2 each of the
 Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Shapes ~ Triangle
and 2 each of the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Minis Shapes ~ Flag.

I wanted to create a background for my "Triangles" so I used various
Canvas Corp ~ Kraft on Black papers,
cut slightly larger than the Canvas/Burlap Triangles,
then I distressed the edges of the paper triangles.

I adhered the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Minis ~ Flag to the 
larger "banner" pieces.

From a piece of
Canvas Corp ~ White on Kraft French Home Sampler paper,
I cut out the banner shapes
spelling out the word HOME!

On each "banner" piece I used pieces of vintage lace 
and a Petaloo ~ Mixed Textured Mini Blossom ~ Ivory flower.

I even stamped on the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas Triangles using 
Wendy Vecchi/Rangers Archival Ink ~ Potting Soil.

I chose to accent the first and last "banner" pieces a bit differently 
with a folded Color Me Crazy Flower
that I spritzed with 
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals.
I then added  a loopy bow made from
Canvas Corp ~ Cord ~ Black.

I attached all the "Banner" pieces to a entire piece of 
Canvas Corp ~ Fringe. daughter already knows where she wants to hang
her "Banner" and it makes my heart happy!!

Canvas Corp
Black on Kraft Paper

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals

Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms ~ Ivory
Color Me Crazy ~ Flower Layers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Recently, my daughter had a WONDERFUL little baby boy.....
but his arrival has been full of challenges....
I wanted to maker her something special...
and this is what I came up with!

For my canvas I used


Both dies were cut from Tattered Angels Mistable papers...
Seersucker and White Linen.

I love these papers because it allows me to
customize the colors of my die cuts for the piece I am creating.
I colored the Heart Leaves Swirl with
Tattered Angels ~ Chalkboard ~ Apricot Nectar and
Large Ivy ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Key Lime Pie.

Also, I didn't use the Large Ivy as a whole diecut.
When I designed this die....
I did so with ideas of using as a whole
or as pieces parts! daughter loves her canvas of encouragement!!!


DIE~NAMITES DIESHeart Leaves Swirl

Canvas Corp Brands6x6 Stretched Canvas
Tattered AngelsGlimmer Mist
Precious Metal
Key Lime Pie
Corn Bread
Chalk Board ~ Apricot Nectar
Glimmer Glaze ~ Carrot

The Crafters Workshop
Mini Tile Texture ~ 6 x 6
Texturized ~ 12 x 12

Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 ~ Ivory
Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms ~ Teal
Darjeeling ~ Dahlias ~ Shabby Beige
Mini Pearl Daisies ~ Cottage Blue & Pistachio

Wendy VecchiEmbossing Paste ~ White
Archival Ink ~ Orange Blossom

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 SILLY!

on the PETALOO BLOG this week!!

What Dad wouldn't want a Layout to Celebrate Father's Day??!?!? 
 As I am still on my quest of creating "Manly Layouts" 
 I chose to use the Quick Quotes Serendipity 
to create a layout of my ever changing Grandson....

Now I have to say.... 
the Blue and Purple papers are gorgeous... but for a boy layout?? 

The way I resolved the "color" issue.... 
was to add Kraft color, by use of paper... 
Petaloo ~ Textured Elements ~ Burlap Flowers 
and Quick Quotes ~ Chipboard Laser Diecuts ~ Frames 

 I think it was the PERFECT solution HOW about YOU?? 

A few Penny Lane ~ Forget me Nots ~ Robin's Egg Blue
and a couple of Printed Darjeeling ~ Wild Mini Blossoms ~ Aqua
nestled in the mix! Accented with die cut Ivy Leaves.

How cute is the picture of Izaya....
with a little bit of mischief in his eyes!!?!?!?
 So....Did I make it work?? 

 Products Used:
 Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap Blossoms x 10 ~ Ivory, Natural, Pistachio
Burlap Blossoms x 4 ~ Natural
Mixed Textured Layers ~ Ivory
 Penny Lane ~ Forget Me Nots ~ Robins Egg Blue
Printed Darjeeling ~ Wild Mini Blossoms ~ Aqua 

 Quick Quotes 
Serendipity Collection 
Chipboard Laser Diecut ~ Frames 
Powder Puff Ink ~ Chalking Ink ~ Plum Crazy ~ Caribbean Blue 

 Other Products
 Die~Namites Dies ~ Small Ivy die 

Canvas Corp Brands Kraft paper

 Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Key Lime Pie 
Handmade Paper 

The Crafter's Workshop 
Well Rounded ~ 12 x 12 Stencil 
Circles ~ 4 x 6 die 

Wendy Vecchi ~ Embossing Paste ~ White

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Die~Namites New Release

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as the basis for my "Fathers Day" card!
I don't know about you.....but I LOVE SKETCHES!

When I am in a time crunch....
it makes the creative process a bit EASIER!
(at least for me!)

What NEW DIES did I use???

I didn't have any vellum as the DARE calls for
so I used Tissuestock with the Branches Galore Die.

Did you notice....I turned the sketch to create a vertical card?!?

Do you see the AMAZING Ivy Dies ~ Small and Large

DT MEMBER Tonya Gibbs
created with her dies from

Die~Namites Dies

Canvas Corp Brands
Handmade Linen Paper
Flute ~ Chocolate

Tattered Angels
High Impact Metallic ~ Antique Gold
Glimmer Glaze ~ Sea Kelp
Glimmer Mist ~ Slate

Penny Lane ~ Mixed Blossoms ~ Black
Printed Darjeeling ~ Wild Mini Blossoms
Fancy Trims ~ Crochet Lace ~ Paprika

Wendy Vecchi ~ Studio 490
Embossing Paste ~ White

7 Dots Studio
Nature Walk