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 Thorpe 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!