Friday, August 29, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Bella Rose Leaves Canvas

I love a great find! I was milling around TJ Max and found a five pack of canvases on a random clearance table. I figured hey, this will come in handy some day! Well guess what? Today is the day! I'm dipping my toe into mixed media. I needed a daily reminder for my weight loss journey so I chose an appropriate quote and my fav stamp (that I own) by Heartfelt Creations - Bella Rose Leaves.

To achieve this look, I stamped the image in the upper left hand corner with Stazon ink. Then I painted the entire canvas with gesso. When it dried there was a light outline of the stamp showing through the gesso. I used those guidelines to trace the stamped image with Stickles. After about a couple of hours drying time, I used brush stix (chisel and round tips) to add color to the leaves with Tim Holtz distress inks.

I then added the quote in my own handwriting and faux stitching around the edges using a Copic marker. Next, I sponged on distress inks to blend a two-color background. To activate the ink and leave a subtle spotted background, I sprayed on some sheer shimmer spritz by Imagine Crafts. The final touch was some bling of course!

  • Flat canvas 7 1/5 x 5 3/4"
  • Heartfelt Creations - Bella Rose Leaves
  • Gesso
  • Stazon Ink - Forest Green
  • Copic Marker - 100 Black
  • Stickles - Pine
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Worn Lipstick
  • Recollections - clear bling
  • Imagine Crafts (Tsukineko) - Psst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle, Brush Stix
  • Nicole Heat tool

Here's a close up of the Heartfelt Creations - Bella Rose Leaves. I think it is a great focal point for my  daily reminder. This stamp is versatile. It can be used alone or with the Bella Rose stamp set and/or the Bella Rose Die set.

Thanks for taking a peek at my latest project. I'd love to hear your opinions on my work and Heartfelt  Creations.




  1. I love how it came out. I wrote that quote in my journal for today. TFS

  2. Hi! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. I love your quote.


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