Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Canvas Book

Hello friends, I'm back with another Magnolia creation. This time I've made a Summer Canvas Book using these beautiful stamps from Magnolia's latest collection, Summer Memories. This project was so much fun to create but also very time consuming. I took lots of pictures to capture all the details, hope you enjoy them!




To make my Summer Canvas Book, I used two 8" x 8" stretched canvases that I first painted with blue acrylic paint. When it was dry, I applied a thick coat of  Distress crackle paint, picket fence. I then decorated the backside of the canvases with My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins pattern papers. I love using the backside of the canvases because the wooden frames create niches that give dimension to my scene. Before I stared adding all my dimensional objects, I hinged the canvases together. 




I water colored  my images with Distress Inks. For the first scene, I used Tilda Offshore, Edwin Waiting for Fish, Memory Shells and a hand-drawn beach background. 



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I love decorating with 3-dimesnional objects like this Tim Holtz corked vial that I filled in with golden microbeads and  a cute little cut-out fish.



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I used Magnolia Cloud Doohickey die and Tim Holtz Scrollwork die cut to simulate some waves. 
The sentiment is from Magnolia stamps and the metal charm from my local craft store.



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For the second scene, I used my beautiful Pearl Tilda and Oyster with Pearl. I machine stitched around both scenes, using a scallop stitch pattern. 



Although it's hard to tell from these pictures, I applied Stickles to Miss Tilda and her cute sea house. And I also added some liquid pearls around the oyster.


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The gorgeous flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the acetate and cardstock cut outs are K&Company.



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 These little sea shells prefect for my project are from my local craft store.



I would like to enter:

TOMIC: 1st Anniversary, Anything Goes  
MDUC: Bingo (charms, die-cuts, paint)
Tilda's Town Challenge: lazy days of Summer
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Joy's Summer Inspiration

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Paola
 

40 comments:

  1. Wow what a stunning project. Every detail is exquisite thank you for all the photos to drool over. I loved your colouring and your hand drawn background.

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  2. WOWSERS Paola! that is just gorgeous... I love EVERYTHING on it! every little added element is just perfect, great work with the beach scene too... xx

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  3. Magnifique Paula, absolutely stunning, could not stop admiring all the little details, the fish in the bottle, the lovely shells, and your beautiful coloring, of both scenes. perfectly awesome. Hugs.

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  4. WOW It`s absolutly stunning! I love every single detail included and your colouring is awesome!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

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  5. Wowzers Paola. This is a fabulous creation. I love all the details here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Hello Paolo,
    This is so amazing beautiful. I love everything that has to do with the sea and work self also quite often with these stamps. Nobody needs to send in another card, because you're the absolute winner this week.

    with love from Holland and a big hug
    Dorothy

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  7. Wow! So gorgeous!! Love every single detail! Hugs, Ivonne

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  8. THis is stunning! Love it!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  9. Wow this is AMAZING!!! i love it
    hugs, Mandy

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  10. One of the best things I've ever seen in blogland, you're AWESOME!
    You've captured the summer theme so wonderfully, I'm in awe of your amazing talent Paula, you rules! :)
    Love the cut outs and the seashells, simply gorgeous!

    hugs,
    Hanna

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  11. Hi Wow just the most beautiful creative creation in blogland ! I have never tried canvas before looks fun to play with ! There are so many cool details and beautiful textures I looked at it for ages ! So inspired !! ;0)

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  12. These are amazing!!! You are a total genius! What a great idea, I may have to pick up a canvas and give it a try! Thanks for sharing these!

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  13. WOW! I'm speechless.. This is really one of the most amazing things I've seen. So many details to look at and such beautiful use of colours and embellishments. You're so talented! Wonderful!
    Hugs, Tanya
    xxx

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  14. WOW! So many details to look at, just beautiful!!! :)

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  15. Hi there Paola!
    Oh, oh, oh! This is soooo gorgeous and beautiful that my heart ends up skipping a beat ;) WOW! Amazing job, sweetie :) Love all of those lush details you added - the bottle is tooo cute!
    And...as always your coloring rocks!

    Big hugs

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  16. wauw this looks absolutly amazing!!!

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  17. WOW... I am totally at a loss of words... this is STUNNING! I've never seen anything like this!!! It's GEORGEOUS!
    Thank you so much for sharing this peace of art with us in Tilda's Town this week!!!!
    Hugs, Elizabeth

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  18. Can't speak...and I'm drooling...wow...this is absolutely amazing...I'm just dumbfounded by all the details, the beautiful coloring, the WORK involved in this perfect creation! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you SO much for sharing this amazing work at Tilda's Town this week!
    Rene :D

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  19. Wow Paola, o cute! Thanks for sharing your fab job with us at Deep Ocean challenge blog this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  20. No words to describe how impressed I am.. This is AMAZING!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges with your wonderful creation Paola !!!
    Hugs, Tina

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  21. WOW Paola!! Your work is STUNNING!! I love it!:))
    Thanks for joining MDUC this week.
    Hugs, Camilla

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  22. Wow...this is sooo beautiful. I´ve no words for that...just: wow!
    You are a great talent!!!
    Big Hug from Germany.
    Anna

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  23. Wow! I am speechless!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  24. what more i can say??? this is absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! envy to your talents and everything here..

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  25. A gorgeous summer creation! Such a lot of beautiful details! I love this!! hugs, Marlies

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  26. MOLTO BELLA FANTASTICI I DETTAGLI
    CIAO DA ALE

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  27. This may be the most beautiful creation I've ever seem, it has so much gorgeous detail, thankyou for sharing, cheers Linda

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  28. NO WORDS - just sitting here drooling at your amazing work!!!!
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week for our BINGO challenge
    xXx

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  29. What a stunning work ;o)
    Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week!

    Janneke X

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  30. Your work is always so STUNNING!! I love all the little details....I could stare at it for hours!!

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  31. Great cards! Super coloured images!

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  32. Oh WOW! This is just amazing Hun! I love all of the gorgeous details. It must have taken ages!
    Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,
    Hugs Kylie

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  33. This is totally gorgeous! I love the colors. All of your details are so stunning. Very creative. LOVE it!

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  34. Hi Paola,
    Just want to congratulate you on your winning at MDUC's Bingo challenge. Your canvas project is fabulous. All the details are such eye candies.
    Wishes,
    Katie

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  35. Hello Paola,

    So I said you will be the winner this week. Congratulations for you.
    I cann't wait to see your next project.

    Have a nice weekend,with love from Holland,

    Dorothy

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  36. какая красота! как все сочетается! нравится!

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  37. Absolutely stunning project and so into details!!!
    Thanks for joining the TOMIC challenge!
    Good Luck!
    Love from France, Kianel & Magnolia DT.

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  38. I am just floored!! What a creation!!! Love it :)

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