Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Floral Canvas Project

Hi Everyone!

My name is Julie Heyer and I am so excited to be a guest blogger today here at Club Scrap Creates! I have been a member of Club Scrap since January 2008's Study in Red kit and have loved every minute! I have enjoyed blogging about my love of paper crafting and Club Scrap since 2010 on my Cape Cod Scrapper Blog. I am a stay at home wife and mom of 3 living on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  

Every month the Club Scrap Design Team comes up with another completely unique kit and June's Bon Appetit Kit is set to be released in just a couple of days. So exciting! In honor of the brand new June Kit,  I went back in my stash and revisited a few past June collections. For my project, I used June 2011's Dream in Color along with a few Pops from 2009's Concrete Jungle. Be sure to check out some of the goods I used here along with other past June items on sale at Club Scrap!

I am an avid gardener and took some pictures of my flowers that are in bloom. After uploading them to iPhoto on my Mac, I opened my iScrapbook software and created a template to drag and drop different photos into.  It's easy to set this up and I can easily create a collage of different sized images. I printed it out on a Canon Pixma printer on 8.5x11 Matte Photo paper.  

To complete the canvas:

1. Spritz the canvas with glimmer mist or other colored spray and set it aside to dry. (I used homemade mist.)

2. Stamp the quote from the Dream in Color Unmounted Stamp sheet and emboss with clear powder. Heat to set.

3. Rub the embossed area with Club Scrap's Leaf Ink and an ink applicator tool. The embossed area resists the ink. Wipe away excess ink with a damp cloth.

4. Stamp a second image from the Dream in Color UM sheet onto the panel with Black Soot Distress ink and rub away excess. Matte the quote with Concrete Jungle Dark Blue and White panels.

5. Trim photos and matte with Dream in Color and Concrete Jungle panels. Ink the edges of the matted photos with Club Scrap Black India ink to create depth in the layers. Arrange the matted photos and quote onto the canvas until you are pleased with the placement.  I trimmed my photo's and matted each with various cardstocks from the Dream in Color and Concrete Jungle kits.

6. After settling on the arrangement, add chip board risers to the back of the photos to add depth and room to nestle embellishments. Here, I've added die cut leaves inked with CS® Leaf Hybrid ink.

7. Gather up a few of your favorite punches and paper scraps. I use several brands of punches including Fiskars, Marvy Uchida, and EK Success.

8. This is the fun part! Create a variety of paper flowers to add color and dimension to the leaves on the canvas. Use a ball stylus tool (I made my own with a wooden dowel and a metal round head pin) to create the flowers. A piece of craft foam helps in the shaping of the flowers as well, acting as a cushion to make impressions in each petal.

1. On back side of cardstock roll the stylus over each petal in a circular motion.
2. Continue doing this with each petal.
3. Once all the petals are curled, flip the flower over to the textured side of the cardstock.
4.  Place the stylus in the center of the flower and press down firmly in a circular motion. Be sure to stay within the center of the flower.

9. After all the punched flowers are shaped and formed, adhere them to the flowers with hot glue. For an added touch, dot the center of some of the flowers with Black Enamel Glossy Accents. Arrange the flowers onto the canvas by tucking them in behind some of the photo mattes. I also added two brackets off the alpha sheet from the Dream in Color Jr. Kit.

The purple roses were created using Tim Holtz mini tattered florals die, purple cardstock from the 2011's Papillon Kit and added a touch of glimmer with Distress Stickles.

Once satisfied with the look, secure everything with hot glue. Then the piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I want to thank Club Scrap Creates for inviting me to be a guest blogger.

Products used in this project:
Canvas - Michaels
Adhesive - Hot Glue (Surebonder) ,  ATG (Scapa)
Cardstock - Dream in Color Green, Red, Vellum ;  Concrete Jungle Dk. and Lt. Blue ;  Papillon Purple (Club Scrap)
Stamps - Dream in Color Stamp kit UM sheet (Club Scrap)
Stickers- Dream in Color Jr. Kit Alpha sheet (Club Scrap)
Die Cut- Leaves and TH Tattered Florals Minis (Sizzix)
Punches- Med. Retro and small Daisy (EK Success), Med Daisy (Marvy Uchida),
Large Daisy (Fiskars)
Inks- Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger), Leaf Hybrid Ink (Club Scrap), Black India Ink (Club Scrap)
Emboss-it Clear (Inksentials)
Other- Clear Embossing detail powder (Club Scrap), Canvas (Artists Loft),
Black Enamel Glossy Accents (Ranger),  Milled Lavender Distress Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Julie, congrats on being on this Club Scrap blog! Your canas is amazing and thanks for all the detailed instructions.

  2. How awesome Julie. Very pretty canvas.

  3. Thanks for sharing the "how to" of making those gorgeous 3D flowers you always make. I can't wait to try my hand at those pretties!

  4. Beautiful Julie! What a neat canvas!!
    Kathy W

  5. Fantastic work, Julie! Especially the 3-D flowers add so much!

  6. Great... just great... and so beautiful. Julie... your work is wonderful. It lifts anyone's spirits just to view it and at the same time teaches others how do this beauty for themselves. Congratulations! Marlou

  7. Julie,
    I love your project!

  8. Julie, your canvas is amazing! But then, YOU are amazing, so no big surprise!

  9. Gorgeous canvas! I always love your flowers.

  10. Love your canvas Julie! I'm also a big fan of the flowers, the photo'd kind and the paper kind, thanks for the stepouts!!

  11. Great project Julie and thanks for the step by step -:)

  12. Wonderful, Julie! I have a lot of flower dies and punches - now I know what to do with 'em!

  13. the poppy picture drew me in and then I just fell for this project. Will definitely see one of these in my future I even have the canvas on hand ... love it thanks for sharing

  14. It's gorgeous Julie!
    I do miss Club Scrap!

  15. Congratulations Julie on such a fabulous "show and tell" item and sharing it here with us. I loved seeing how you make your wonderful flowers. Awesome!

  16. Great job Julie! I, like the others, loved seeing your fabulous flowers being created. What a beautiful canvas. I think I will make me one...

  17. Julie,

    Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on being the featured CS Blogger. You are very deserving of the honor!

  18. Love it! Especially your punched flowers! Thanks for the inspiration~ I have visions of grandson pix with wagons and trains instead of flowers :0)

  19. Awesome, Julie!!! Congratulations on this invitation. I know how hard you're working on paper craft. Love it, Auntie

  20. Another amazing work from your creative mind. Love this Julie!!! :)

  21. Just amazing, Julie! You create such beautiful art!

  22. How wonderful, Julie! Love the variety of techniques and appreciate your instructions! Simply lovely!

  23. Gorgeous, Julie! You really rocked this!

  24. Gorgeous canvas, Julie! Thanks for the step by step directions!


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