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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Apple Harvest Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone!  Yesterday I was busy creating this canvas for a challenge at Chic Scrapbook Designs by Limor Webber.  For the September monthly challenge, she asked us to create a project for someone who would appreciate the gesture and deserves something nice for themselves.  My neighbor genreously donated a box of apples to me this fall that made incredible apple crisp and pies, so I wanted to make something for her in return and decided on a canvas with an apple theme.  She is also the neighborhood Avon lady and is always walking along visiting with people and she always gives me a little "extra something" in my orders.

This is what the challenge entailed:

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a project of your choice -Canvas, Art Journal, Tag, Card, Altered item etc.
  2. Project must include at least 1 Recyled household item ( Example: Toilet paper roll, soda can, bottle cap, cereal box etc)
  3. Include at least 1 stamp in your project ( Of course we would love to see you use Unity Stamps but not required)
  4. Theme: this project must be for someone in your life that could use their spirits lifted or someone you just knew this would make a difference with if they received somthing from you.  It could also be someone you know that has been active in your community and making a difference, you decide.
  5. Have a blast!!!!!

For my recycled item, I used clear packaging and cut apples with my Cricut, then added alcohol ink and a stamp with staz-on ink.
I used some Christy Tomlinson background stamps by Unity as well as a Basic Grey sun stamp for the apples.
Products used:
8X10 canvas - Dollarama
Orange tissue paper
Golden Soft Gel (Matte)
Christy Tomlinson backgound stamps (Unity)
Archival Ink - Ranger, Colorbox
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny (Apple Cider)
Stencils - Dylusions
Course Pumice Gel
Acrylic Paints -
        Golden - Hansa Yellow Medium, Interference Gold
        Americana -Raw Umber
        Folk Art - Sap Green (mixed this with previous color)
Big Brush Markers by Faber Castell
Copper Stickles
Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge for apples (cut at 1.25")
Clear packaging
Staz-On Ink - Jet Black
Alcohol Ink - Terra Cotta, Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Copper
Glossy Accents

Hope you like it!  And I REALLY hope C likes it!