Friday, February 21, 2014

May Arts Blog Hop!!

Woohoo!!  I love a good Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop, don't you!?  Well hang on to your britches, ladies and gents, we have some fantastic talent for you today!  For my project, this idea popped into my head while I was holding the ribbon I used in my hand.  It is such a beautiful creamy ribbon and reminded me of something a bride would use for her bouquet.  I instantly thought of the Cling Jumbo Calla Lily set from Stampendous and I knew what I wanted to create.  My daughter, Sarah, has decided it's time to transition her bedroom from typical teenager to twenty-something grown-up vintage.  Hmmm...does that even make sense!?  Anyway, she wants to accent with Tiffany Blue, Ivory and Gold.  When she saw what I was making, she asked if it could be for her (Calla Lilies are her favorite flower) and if I would paint the canvas Tiffany Blue or at least close to it.  I agreed and here's my creation:

I'm really pleased with how it turned out and she loves it, too!  I guess that's all that really matters.  Here's what I used to create this:

DecoArt Gesso
DecoArt Americana Sea Breeze Acrylic Paint
DecoArt DecouPage in Matte
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Tsukineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold Pigment Ink Pad
Memento Desert Sand Ink Pad
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers: Y13, 15; YR30, 31; G20, 21, 24; C00, 0
Medium Flat Paintbrush

To create this you need to:

Cover canvas with gesso
Paint front and sides of canvas
Stamp Calla Lily stamps on Neenah (use stamp off method so the ink in very light) and color with Copic markers
Stamp another set of flowers using same method but only color stems (this is how I extended the length of their stems)
Cut out flowers and second set of stems
Stamp swirl on bottom of canvas and allow to dry
Stamps Calla Lily over swirl
Add flowers to canvas using DecouPage as a glue
Go over entire canvas with DecouPage to seal (don't forget to seal the backs of the flowers that are extended off the canvas)
Tie ribbon around canvas

This project was incredibly easy to do and I hope my daughter will enjoy it for many years to come!  Now, here's the hop list, be sure to leave some love along the way

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel (me!)

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a blessed day!



  1. That's absolutely stunning Lea!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I can see why your daughter wants you to do a canvas like it. Many times the best compliments come from our children! :) Love, love the colors.

  3. This is stunning!!!!!!!! Love the flowers!!!!

  4. Such an elegant card! Love the Tiffany Blue background! It really makes the gorgeous flowers stand out! TFS!

  5. Beautiful. And so much better when you are making it for a daughter and she loves it. thanks for sharing.

  6. All the beauty without that lily odor! Nice.

  7. So beautiful! Makes me ready for spring.

  8. I know your daughter will love it. Very pretty and very elegant.

  9. Can I have one for my bedroom? So beautiful!

  10. The colors are beautiful and the flowers perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous artwork, those flowers really pop against the gorgeous blue!!

  12. wow, that is just amazing, I love the stamp and it all comes together perfectly

  13. wowo this is really beautiful! I just love your bow!

  14. Beautiful work on
    this canvas creation.
    Carla from Utah

  15. Pretty canvas project! I'm sure your daughter will love this!

  16. Stunning.

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  17. WOW wow WOW

    Your Calla Lily canvas is STUNNING!!!
    LOVE the colours, how your flowers are hanging over the edge and your luscious bow - combined together they make such BEAUTIFUL piece and I am sure that your daughter will treasure it and LOVE IT for years to come!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and awesome inspiration :)

  18. Stunning and elegant! The colors are perfection with the soft highlights.

  19. Those lilies really jump right off the canvas at your. Gorgeous!!!
    <3 J

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  20. Wow, this canvas is beautiful! I love the colors and the calla lilies look real, your coloring is wonderful. Love that ribbon too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  21. Love it and your cutting is flawless


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