2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  Aren’t these projects amazing?  I am overwhelmed with how pretty everything is every day!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.



Today I am sharing one of the 3-D projects I submitted for the Artisan Design Team contest.  This project is small in stature but I love, love the way it came out!  I think it is a perfect gift for someone that works in an office and doesn’t have a lot of space for knick-knacks in their workspace.

I purchased the miniature canvas and easel from a craft store and painted the canvas with acrylic paint.  It’s a mix of Antique White and Linen and probably some other colors.  I mixed so that the effect was not flat but very antique feeling.  I made the flower with a combination of Crochet Trim, Taffeta Ribbon and the new 7/16″ Trim ribbon.  I hot glued the flower together and topped it off with some punched Crumb Cake and Brushed Gold Cardstock.  The final touch to my flower is the gorgeous Vintage Faceted Button….yummy!

Next I stamped the Fleur de Lis image from the Itty Bitties stamp set on Crumb Cake, sponged lightly with Soft Suede Ink and used the image on the Designer Builder Brad.  Under the brad I added a pretty little ribbon pennant.  I stamped “one” “sweet” “life” on Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut it out and sponged it lightly with Soft Suede (my fave sponging color).  I roughed the edges with a fancy tool…my fingernail….and attached the words to the canvas with dimensionals.  I added a ribbon trim flower (alas another retired product I loved!) and some pearls to the project to give it some bling.  For over the top bling, I sprayed the flower with shimmer mist and I “painted” the edges of the words with Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.  This fantastic little item is still available on the clearance rack and I have to say that I LOVE it!  It is soooo pretty and really adds a pretty, vintage touch when you splatter it on your project or use it to line the edges of pennants, banners and other paper edges!

I couldn’t leave the little easel with no love so I sponged the easel with Soft Suede to distress it a little and adhered a tiny piece of Tea for Two DSP across the front.

I think the final result is just cute as can be!  The sky is the limit with these little canvases.  Think a “Best Friend” tiny picture or “Happy Birthday”…..lot’s of fun projects can be created!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Itty Bitties, Fabulous Phrases

Ink:  Soft Suede

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Tea for Two DSP

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Designer Builder Brads, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, 3/8″ Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, 5/8″ Flower Trim, 7/16″ Trim

To purchase these products go to my online store!

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Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!


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