The majority of papers I used on this project came from the Vintage Spring Basics collection with a couple of papers from Crea Diem, Vintage Summer Basics and Sofiero collection. I used the following papers for this project: Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of May), Crea Diem (Den oersättliga tiden), Vintage Summer Basics (1903), Sofiero (Princess Margareta's Garden).
For me a canvas isn't a canvas without a liberal sprinkle of Dusty Attic chipboard on it, these are the Dusty Attic pieces I used for this project: Baroque (Square) Frames, Word Pack #20, Lacey Hearts Frames, Flourish #8. You can find Dusty Attic Chipboard and Maja Design papers at The Scrapbook Diaries. (Psst! Janene even has the newest winter collection from Maja Design in already!!)
I always like to use a little color/mixed media element to my pages. For this project I used Shimmerz Paints 'Ride the Tide' and 'Sage It Isn't So' Creameez to add that subtle hint of shabby-chic color. Creameez are a soft water based paints that are activated with water. NOTE: Get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice with your next order of Shimmerz Paints by simply mentioning my name 'Gabrielle' in the Instructions to Merchant part of your order. You can order Shimmerz Paints HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! I thought I would share some of the close-ups below so you can view them at you leisure...
I like to save all my title strips from my Maja Design papers for my projects and one of my favorite uses for them is to use as borders on my canvas's. They are a perfect fit width-wise and for a 4x6" canvas, they fit perfectly all around as well. Here I used the paper strips from the Sofiero 'Princess Margareta's Garden' paper for this (although you can use any border that suits your fancy for this.
I found the perfect little frame for this in the Dusty Attic Baroque (Square) Frames ....using the smaller of the two frames in the set I just gave it a little snip here and there to make it fit my 6"x 4" canvas. Prima's Shabby Chic treasures had just the right size corset in it to suit my project. And then I found a lovely little heart frame in the Dusty Attic Lacey Heart Frames.
I chose my mixed media paint colors from the Kaisercraft rose ribbon a friend had sent me a little while back. I picked Shimmerz Paint's 'Ride the Tide' and 'Sage It Isn't So' Creameez to add a soft hint of color to the background of my design. I added a little texture with some texture paste and TCW's ''Mini Brocade" 6 inch stencil. And finally I added a scripty title by using the chipboard word 'Beauty' from Dusty Attic's Wordpack #20.
I hope you enjoyed today's project and hope you feel inspired to create your own shabby-chic wall art. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I'm always delighted by the lovely comments and feedback I get from all of you! xo xo