Monday, February 09, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous February Challenge

Good morning! This project is for Craft Hoarders Anonymous February ChallengeIt is that time of year again...when a crafter's heart turns to pink and lace and cherubs! 

How I Love Thee
You may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding, or other love-themed project for this challenge. You may create something that has the word "LOVE" on it. Dig into your hoard and find all those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and doves and wedding paper that you have been saving for just the right project!

I created a sweet canvas for you today. I am not sure what I will do with this one. Perhaps place it on my entry table for the remainder of the month. The table that is just outside my husband's office door...

I love vintage images, especially these cute Cupids! Back in the old days, they used to send postcards for all sorts of holidays and the images were so adorable! Graphic 45 makes the best use of these images in their paper lines. These darlings are from the Sweet Sentiments collection. This canvas is an 8" x 10" canvas from Canvas Corp

I created the canvas by first painting it with a layer of white gesso, just to prime it and give the inks something to "stick" to. I then sprayed the canvas with a selection of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Taffy, Vintage Pink, Pearl. I allowed a few drips to...drip. 

Once the ink was dry, I used a stencil and molding paste to create the raised flowers on the top of the canvas. I "dribbled" some Italian Sunset and Taffy Glimmer Mist here and there. 

That ginormous, pink, burlap flower is from Canvas Corp. Seriously, that flower is 4 inches across! I hot glued that guy to the canvas. I wanted to create a pretty center, so I glued on a large button, covered with some of the decorative paper. I then added a metal heart, which has been in my hoard FOREVER! I topped it all off with a twine bow. I hoard twine like nobody's business!

I also hoard chipboard items. I have had the chipboard phrase in my stash for a few years! I sprayed it with white Deco Art Media Shimmer Mist. The white mist is more like a paint - it goes on pretty thick. Once it was dry, I sprayed the chipboard with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist.

You can see that I popped the smaller images and the chipboard phrase a bit with foam tape. I love the extra dimension. Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun creating your own love-themed project!

Remember, LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Make sure you visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team and check out what they have to share! 

Amber Milone

Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet
Ginny Nemchak
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE
Kathy Clement
Nancy Dynes (on vacation)
Pam Bray
Teresa Horner
Wendi Robinson

Canvas: Canvas Corp Stretched Natural Canvas
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Be My Valentine, Canvas Corp Grey and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse 
Ink Mist:Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (TaffyVintage PinkPearlItalian Sunset), Deco Art Media White Shimmer Mist
Metal heart: unknown
Pink button: unknown
Burlap flower: Canvas Corp (pink)
Twine, lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stencil: My Favorite Things
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Molding paste: Liquitex
Gesso: Liquitex
Adhesive: Liquitex Gel Medium, hot glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. Beautiful canvas, Gloria! I love all the texture you've created and those colors are divine. Of course, your images are perfect. Fabulous flower and love the way you added embellies to it. Fabulous work!

  2. Beautiful! such awesome textures and elements!

  3. Beautiful! such awesome textures and elements!

  4. Ooh, la, la...fabulous canvas, so pretty in pink. I agree with you that Graphic 45 has the best used of vintage images in their collections. Love all the textures of paste and sprays, BRAVO....Your canvas is amazing.

  5. How I love this canvas! Let me count the ways! Tee hee! First, the fabby stenciled flowers...then the divine ink splatters...the bold and beautiful canvas flower...the sweet little cupids and the wonderful composition. Then there are the fun chipboard letters, the layers of inky goodness....oh, my....just fabby!!!!

  6. Wow, this is so beautiful, stunning. Love all the details and the great design.

  7. super sweet canvas and love that added texture and the lace detail!!! adorable!!

  8. Of course you know how I feel about this one. I love all that wonderful texture!

  9. Gloria, love your project, love the burlap flower to the textured flowers. Just beautiful!

  10. Love your project! Lots of texture and layers and love!

  11. Love all the texture here. Your molding paste flowers are simple & sweet and that burlap flower...LOVE!