Thursday, May 9, 2013

Brynn's Canvas

I made this canvas for my three year old niece Brynn. It's made of all the colors that she
loves: lime green, pink, purple, and sea blue. It's happy like she is most of time. And
she makes me happy all the time - there's nothing like unconditional love. I'm entering this
canvas into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspiration Challenge

The inspiration for Brynn's canvas came from a class taught by Shari Caroll that I attended.
Her class was based on the techniques she used to make a canvas for her Mother.  You can
see Shari's canvas here:  mom tribute canvas is complete .  During that class I made a canvas
for my sister Cathy who has since passed away. The colors on her canvas are a more subdued
version of Brynn's canvas.

Cathy's canvas

I would have taken nicer pictures had I known I'd be posting her canvas here.

You can read the words on Brynn's canvas but not Cathy's. On the various
chipboard pieces of Cathy's the sentence: "Sisters teach how to love without limits." is

The canvases are made of :

10 X 10 Canvas
Book Pages
Bo Bunny Country Garden 6 X 6 paper pad
My Minds Eye Happy Go Lucky 6 X 6  paper pad
Authentique Petite Type Squares
Mod Podge
Various Acrylic Paints
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaves
Maya Zipper Trim
Maya Road Chip Board Pieces
Petaloo Chip Board Pieces
Hero Arts Pearls
Doodlebug Enamel Accents
Prima Say It In Crystals
Packaging from Prima products
Stickers from K&Company
Cut up cereal boxes

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Carol...your dimensional canvas for your niece is darling. Isn't it wonderful when you can create a gift that is so personalized; even down to her favorite colors? It's an adorable canvas...full of happy colors, pretty flowers and sweet butterflies. This is sure to make her smile. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Hello Carol:
    I love your version of this canvas, so many details and the colors are so pretty...I am sure your nice will love it
    and good luck with the challenge

  3. Gorgeous Work! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

  4. Hi, Carol - This canvas is absolutely AWESOME! Your niece will adore this - so happy and so much fun! Wonderfully crafted, too.

  5. Hey Carol! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  6. Very cute canvas design, lots of fun colors and embellishments.

    Regards diane