Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Graphics 45 Wall Canvas

Happy  Wedsnesday  !!!

Today I have a really fun project to share with you!
This is a wall canvas I made using the Graphics 45 paper,
"Once Upon a Springtime",
that I got from Joan's garden.
 I just love this paper!!
Notice how the teacup actually sits on a ledge in my photo tent
but is part of the canvas, so it does stick out from the canvas.
I actually cut down the inner part of the teacup die
pattern so it doesn't stick out too far.

Here is a list of what I used
Graphics 45 paper
SU CS and Grunge board
Tim Holtz Distress inks & Crackle paint
Gold Pilot marker
Tea Cup Die
Tim Holtz Embossing folder
( for the technique I used on the leaves go here)
decorative nails / upholstery tacks
Most of these items can be gotten at Joan's Garden

 Here are some pictures of how I made the flower in the teacup
All I did was fan fold in between each petal
area of the doily then add some Aileens Tacky Glue
 to each center and then pinch and pinch until the bottom
 looks like sample number 3  then snip the end a bit 
then add that one to the next one and do the same as
 the first layer and keep repeating this step until you have
 all the layers you want. I used 3 layers for mine. I also put
 some distress ink on it as you can see in the finished picture.

Lots of time went into making this project but it
was so worth it. I would love to know what you think
of it. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
I will have another post in a little while.
As you can see I have been a busy bee.
Until later hugs


  1. Oh my gosh Lana. This is beyond fabulous. I would love to see this in real life. That is beautiful paper and you have created such wonderful dimension. Absolutely Gorgeous GF. I also love your project for Joan's Challenge and hope to get to work on that soon. I always LOVE all your work.

  2. WOW!!! What wonderful rave reviews from Selma and I TOTALLY agree with her!! This paper is beautiful in itself and you have created a MASTERPIECE with AMAZING DIMENSION using it!! If I were you ... I'd send a link to this post to Graphic45 ... truly! It's THAT GOOD!!!
    Beautiful work my friend and I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!! WOWZA!!!!

  3. Totally pretty and how awesome at the same time! TFS for sharing about the way you used the doily. I know I have seen it somewhere and can't remember? A really pretty canvas!