Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ooops! My card became a canvas!

Hi crafty friends!  So yesterday you may have seen the card I posted for the Fripperies and Butterflies blog challenge.  Well.....I was about to put in the drawer when I happened to set it on top of an inverted canvas.  Also on the desk were a couple of fussy cut hummingbirds left over from a creative team project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  I had a sudden epiphany, and off I went!  Below is the end result.

I began by painting over the wood and staples on the backside of the canvas with gesso.  I then covered it with tissue paper which I had printed previously, supplies will be listed below.  The tissue prints were already in my pile of leftovers.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the tissue to the canvas frame.  The project was not without it's problems.  Originally I had used a flower cluster die cut behind the fairy from Kaisercraft.  It was pretty, but it didn't fit the new whimsical look I was going for, so I had to remove it.  We all know how that goes LOL.  As a result, I'm not crazy about my flower arrangement in the lower left corner, but I had to cover up where the paper was ripped from the removal of the die cut, so I did the best I could.  I hope you like my card makeover!

Tissue paper Mod Podged to the frame:
Gecko Galz Vintage Visions digital paper pack
Ephemera's Vintage Garden digital paper from A Happy Place
Hummingbirds from Ephemera's Vintage Garden Miss Lady Fay collection
Whimsical Botanicals from Paper Whimsy
Fairy image and Butterflies from Fripperies and Butterflies


  1. Hi, Nancy! The title of your post really made me laugh so I had to come take a peek! It's just fabulous! I love what you've done! :o)

  2. OOOO-MMMMM-GGGGG! Nancy! You GO girl! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! There is not one thing 'wrong' with the flowers in the lower left corner! They look fantastic! This is SUPER stunning! WOW! I just don't know what to say! You are incredible!

  3. ok - in my over joyous feeling at the moment, I forgot to say how much I LOVE the hummingbirds! And to use the Prima 'believe' embellishment - OMG! This is gorgeous and SO creative! I can't stop smiling! : )