Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day altered Canvas

Hello, thanks for joining me today! Tomorrow is Mother's Day and although I already mailed my cards and gifts out to my mom and MIL , I really wanted to play along with this week's challenge over at Cooking with Cricut #85 - Mother's Day gift ideas.

I strated off by using a template from The Crafter's Workshop called Wood Grain ,which I spritzed with Glimmer Mist ( Wheat Beer) to get a gorgeous custom background for my canvas ( 9"X 9" size).
I used my cartridge Phrases for the sentiment and for the bracket photo mat . To get the glossy for the word " Mother's " , I covered it with CTMH liquid glass. I also used Art Philosophy for the various size flowers ( I used up scraps of polka dot papers for them)and the rhinestone jewels are from my stash- it was one larger flourish which I just cut to get  the two  seperate pieces.

 Here's a closeup of the phrase and flowers  --- I adhered them to the canvas with my hotglue gun so they would stick forever!!!!! Every glue dot I've ever tried has come undone eventually , so I pulll out my glue gun for these types of projects.

So, that's my project done just in time for Mother's Day !!!

Thanks for checking out my blog today--- hope you have a great Mother's Day!!


  1. THis is a beautiful layout. The flowers really turned out so pretty:) Awesome job with the challenge. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking WIth Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT

  2. Beautiful altered canvas. Love the cuts you used especially the flowers. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift at CWC this week.

  3. This is beautiful layout!! Phrases is on my wish-list!! I love how you accented "MOTHER'S". Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut and sharing your adorable project.

    Hattie - CWC DT (

  4. What a elegant and lovely project. Definitely have me inspired to try this and thanks for the hot glue gun tip. Thanks for joining us at Cookin with Cricut