Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"You Mean the World to Me" Altered Canvas

Happy Wednesday!  I'm back again with a project for I Am Roses.  I created an altered mini-canvas to showcase one of my favorite pics of my hubby and I.  We went to Chicago in July and toured the Willis Tower (old Sear's tower) at night.  The skyline was beautiful all lit up and I wanted to create something to remember that special evening.  

Here's a peek at the finished canvas...

I started out with a 5x5 stretched canvas that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I painted it using my LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst Shot.  I then layered on some of my all-time favorite paper by Crate Paper from the Portrait Collection.  I centered the picture and then began layering my embellishments around the photo.

I, of course, had to include some gorgeous products from I Am Roses....would a project be complete without some IAR goodies?  I think not.  Hehe :)

I used my LSG Desert Moon Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz to add a bit of sparkle to this beautiful Paper Flower Spray and Small Ivory Gardenia.

The Brown Cherry Blossoms are another one of my all-time favorite flowers from IAR.  They look perfect on every project.  I also used some of those adorable Small White Crocheted Flowers, love those!!!

Here is a list of the other products used in this project:
You Mean to World To Me stamp set by MFT
TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Shabby Chic Treasures Bird Cage by Prima
Linen Acrylic Paint
Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger
Brown lace from my stash
Burlap string
Typewriter Alphabet stamps by MFT

I created a tutorial showing you this canvas from start to finish.  Click HERE to watch.  Hope you enjoyed today's project and don't forget to checkout I Am Roses.  Have a whimsical Wednesday! :)


  1. I love it Andrea! This is awesome... off to watch the vid : )

  2. Thanks Yvonne! You're so sweet. :)

  3. I watched your video and I really enjoyed how you put this mini canvas together... What a treasured keepsake! TFS

  4. I watched this video and loved how you put together this lovely little canvas!