Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paperissues blog hop!!!!!!!

Welcome to my blog, and if you are here because of the http://paperissues.blogspot.com/ blog hop, a second welcome and hope you like what you see.  Our theme was favorites - so here is an altered frame project that is full of my favorites - the background is a watercolor painting of azaleas that I painted; the photo is of azaleas in my yard (so love them and this year the bushes were super abundant with blossoms - such a fantastic display of color!); the flowers are Prima (a favorite mfg), and piling on embellishments is one of my favorite methods of creation for layouts, altered items, and cards.
This project was actually done on the inside/backside of a prestretched canvas (I had used the other/right side for another project a while back and when I was looking through my storage cabinet for a frame, decided to take it apart and use it for this project. The painting was done on watercolor paper, glued to the canvas and then I added all of the "stuff". Finally I painted the canvas frame with pink and green acrylic paints and added the butterflies (some old but cherished K&co chipboard butterflies).


Hope you like this. The next blog on the blog hop is http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/2011/03/hoppity-hop.html .  Be sure to check out all of the DT blogs and the main Paperissues blog - many of the DT members will be giving away RAKs and a
Paper Issues Store RAK
will be sent to randomly picked hopper who follows the http://paperissues.blogspot.com/ blog so check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I know that lots of the other bloggers are offering RAKS on their individual blogs. You have until April 2 to hippity hop!!!!!

Cheesecake Factory sent me a $10 gift card because we ate at one when we were on a trip and since we don't have one here, I will RAK it off - just mention that you would like it or put CF or something like that in your comment.

AND I just received the Spring 2011 issue of Somerset Memories, in which I have 2 layouts, on pages 32 and page 55. They also show one of my handmade flowers on page 146. I am so so so excited and thrilled!!!!
ttfn
Chris

44 comments:

WillieburgScrapper said...

Chris the canvas is spectacular! Wonderful texture with all the paper flowers you added- just gorgeous!

Zarah said...

That is gorgeous!!
(And I wish I could get that number of Somerset Memories here! So curius to see your work! Congrats again! :D)

Scrap Vamp said...

Fantastic canvas! The flowers are so bright and beautiful!

Jackie said...

Beautiful work Chris, and congrats on the pub! ~jackie(PI)

Krystina said...

I love your creativity, I am always in amazement and awe of your work. You rocked it again!

marit said...

Congrats on the pub Chris! That's awesome!! I love how you altered the frame, so colourful and 'Springlike'!

judean said...

Cool project, I love how you used the back of the canvas, so clever! Congrats on your publication, like I need an excuse to pick up that magazine ;)
Oh, and I love CF...just saying!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I don't have a cheesecake factory either, so don't include me in your giveaway, but I wanted to comment on your painting. I am not sure about doing it on the inside of the canvas, but I love your idea of painting a picture and then putting the actual picture with it. Great idea and it is done perfectly with those embellishments!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oh! I missed the first picture on your post. I see what you did. I thought you were going to leave it with the canvas edge as the frame. Then I saw your frame above after I commented above. Now I like how the painting is recessed. Very cute idea indeed!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that painting Chris and all the flowers!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!! And that is soooooooooo nice that you are offering the CF gift cert!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

KateB said...

WOW-you can paint too! Please come over to my house, I gotta few canvases in need of recycling/repurposing! Totally awesomeness (yeah, that's my word) and hey, a slice of 10th anniversary cheesecake from CF wouldn't be too bad right about now!

ps-BIG CONGRATS ON SM...it's one of my goals eventually so for you to have 2 is divine!!

jacque4u2c said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

mojodawn said...

Chris - you must be a fantastic gardener with all the beautiful pics I see of flowers on your projects! Gardener and crafter that is!
Cheers! ~Dawn
PS - CF

polkacabana said...

You are just so talented! So beautiful! You did a terrific job!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Love it!!

We have a CF that's close but I have to admit, we've never eaten there. Shame on me!! LOL!!

Gretchen said...

beautiful Chris!!!

VanillaCarmel said...

cONGRATS on being published!!!
mandy

VanillaCarmel said...

oh, im a follower too!!!

deana said...

Congrats onyour pubs, Chris! I will have to check them out next time I'm at Michaels! Very exciting for sure! Love the altered canvas! So pretty!

And I think it's a well-known fact that I love Cheesecake Factory. In fact, we just stopped there on the way home from the airport! LOL!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

alwayscharlie said...

You are such a talented, artistic lady! I'm just amazed at how beautiful this piece is! Love it!Take a trip to Pittsburgh and we can go to CF together!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Peachy Laura said...

Chris, I just love the canvas!, I love Prima too! Congrats on Publication, have never been Pubed before, I am a follower and would love to go to CF haven't been since I was a kid even though we have one right here where I live! Thanks for the chance!

Sue said...

Lovely!!!

Kate Vickers said...

What an awesome idea to turn a canvas over like that! You are so clever! :-)

Misty said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait till stuff starts to bloom here, it's been a looong winter! congrats on being published.


Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Julie Ann Shahin said...

Wow, this is amazing!!! You rock on! xoxo

dmb321 said...

Lovley work

BunnyFreak said...

Love the watercolor. Congrats on the recently being published. Would love a chance at the CF GC.

Sabr said...

beautiful frame Chris! love that you used the inside of the canvas - it's the perfect depth!

Lowri said...

Great project - very clever and I love the colours
Lowri

Melissa said...

Cool Canvas!! And Congrats on being published, again!!

Cassie said...

Chris! It's absolutely gorgeous! Your blog is always the best place to start my day!!
=)

curlyqmosaics said...

WOW! I absolutely adore this! The colors are beautiful, and the flowers are amazing in that frame. Love it!

MandyKay said...

stunning, Chris!!

Joanie said...

Absolutely stunning canvas! The colors and layers of flowers are beautiful! Love your blog!

Nitasha said...
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Nitasha said...

Beautiful canvas!!! And Congratulations on your publications! Oh, and I love CF, too!

vixen said...

Fab canvas and well done on the publication x

st_mccall said...

Your canvas is STUNNING. I am a new follower and love your blog, thanks for the inspiration.

Scrappy Do said...

Chris, how are you? Just hopped to check up on you and I always fall in love with your creations!

Khristen said...

Congrats on being published :) Happily following, I just love your altered frame here...so inspiring! (I love CF!)

Joce said...

Awesome project!! I never would have thought to use the back of the canvas. TFS! Congrats on being in the magazine.

EstherT said...

What a beautiful project - makes me long for spring!!! We don't have a CF - in fact, I thought is=t was something made up for The Big Bang Theory. :)

~ Thanks, Esther T
esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

cebelica said...

Oh, wow, this is so pretty! Congrats on being published! :)

Hugs,
Cebelica

crafty-little-bee.blogspot.com

Sandi said...

Beautiful work and congrats on being published!