Monday, February 06, 2017

Hello Birdie Altered Canvas

Hello, Makers! I am up on the CutCardStock Blog today! I had some fun altering a mini canvas to share. The birds are nesting and chirping each morning here in southern California! It makes me happy to live in a place where spring comes so early! 
To pay tribute to all the sweet birds that live in my yard, I decided to create a little "Hello, Birdie" home decor piece. I decorated this little canvas with lots of layers and textures. It is always surprising to see how much you can pack onto such a small surface! 
I pulled this 5" x 5" canvas out of my stash to use as my background. 
I used die cut templates to cut shapes from paper and cardstock as follows:

Doily - Gmund Tindalo Kraft Wood Grain Cardstock
Feathers - Royal Sundance Linen Midnight Blue and Burgundy Cardstock
Flourish - Royal Sundance Linen Brilliant White Cardstock
Bird - Royal Sundance Linen Midnight Blue Cardstock
Tag and banner - We R Memory Keepers Wildflowers 6x6 Pad 
I layered the shapes onto the canvas, gluing each layer in place. I used Foam Adhesive Squares to attach the bird to the left side of the canvas. 
I glued the wood branch and the flowers onto the canvas with hot glue.  
I die cut the script word from Royal Sundance Linen Brilliant White Cardstock and attached it to the top of the canvas. Two leaf-shaped pins finish off the project.
Thanks for looking!  

Gmund Tindalo Kraft Brown Wood Grain Cardstock

Royal Sundance Linen Midnight Blue Cardstock
Royal Sundance Linen Burgundy Cardstock
Royal Sundance Linen Brilliant White Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Wildflowers 6x6 Pad 
Double-sided Foam Adhesive Squares
Double-sided Adhesive

Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural Burlap String
Wood token: Maya Road
Wood branch: Prima
Pins: Maya Road
Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts
Button, bling: stash
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up TagCheery Lynn French Pastry Doily, Hello, Mini Fanciful Flourish, Feathers; Tim Holtz Caged Bird, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax
Canvas: art supply store
Adhesive: Hot glue

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty little canvas Gloria. Why is it when we decide to do a canvas we seem to reach for larger ones? These small canvases can pack a big punch. Thanks for sharing.