Sunday, 29 March 2015

"The Secret of Being Happy" Layered Canvas
- 2 Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing with you a layered canvas I made for my friend
from Australia, Di Garling {who many of you online scrapbooking ladies also know!}

This went up on the 2Crafty Blog today HERE so please refer there if
you are after any of the names of the pieces I have used or what I 
have done to treat the chipboard pieces.  

I purchased several of these 4" square wooden sentiment boards when I was
 away on holiday recently.  They were very reasonably priced at a craft store
 & I knew that they would make the perfect addition to my canvases, that are 
better with quotes than photographs, when making them as gifts, which I often do.  

I simply adhered the board & canvases together with hot glue, using my glue 
gun, before I began, then, for the background of I created a water-colour
 effect with several different shades of green mist.  

I love quotes.  I live much of my life holding onto scriptures & the words 
of the wise & find that having affirming statements where one can 
see them makes for meaningful daily reminders.  
I really appreciate it!!


Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Such a beautiful canvas Helen. The quote is so very true, I like it! I am sure Di will love this and makes her day brighter :) Love your creation Helen. Hugs xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Another stunning canvas Helen I am sure Di will treasure this!! Gorgeous colour and texture and I love the quote!! I'm really taken with the way you layer your canvases and want to try it for myself one day. Love this!! xx

Di Garling said...

I really love this canvas HELEN and feel so very grateful that you made it for me!!!! I have it hanging on my craft room wall and as it is in greens it matches perfectly. Love the quote too. Thank you so much my sweet friend. xo

Val-Belle said...

Lucky Di. It is a lovely canvas and I love that quote. A beautiful piece of art and I love the layered look.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love the layered canvas, the colors and the view finder reels!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Di is going to love this. Beautiful and so inspirational.

Lynette Jacobs said...

A gorgeous gift for Di...and amazing words to live by.

Denise van Deventer said...

This is really pretty and so creative to layer the canvases! Stunning!