2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop - Day 2

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far. There are so many great projects yet to share!

Today, I thought I would share one of my 3D projects. This is an embellished canvas with lots of detail.

I went through four canvas before I got the background right! First, I painted the canvas with white acrylic paint colored with Raspberry Ripple reinker. Then, I stamped words like "enjoy" and "smile" on Vellum CS and cut the letters out with an x-acto knife to create a stencil. I then used a sponge dauber with Raspberry Ripple ink on the canvas.

The petals were created using a variety of circle punches by punching out a circle then inserting it back into the punch to get the pointed oval shape. I also used the scallop oval punch to create some variety and interest. There are two layers for each petal and they were stitched together using linen thread...by hand. Yup, it took forever to do this, but I loved the result! 

Stampin' Supplies:
  • 16”x20” Canvas
  • White Acrylic Paint  
  • Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Soft Suede & Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill  
  • Stampin’ Sponge and Sponge Dauber  
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper and Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 1 3/8”, 1 ¾”, and 2 ½” Circle Punches, Scallop Oval Punch, and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch  
  • Linen Thread  
  • Naturals Designer Buttons
  • Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack with Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat  
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • X-acto Knife
  • Hot Glue 
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See you tomorrow with Day 3!
:) Kaitlyn 

 to Julie Warnickto Melissa Stout


  1. Kaitlyn this is absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job! I love all the details!

  2. Wow! This is stunning! I just might have to CASE this for by bedroom.

  3. This musta taken you FOREVER!!! It woulda made me CRY to give it away!! It's BEAUTIFUL!! (I kinda wanna show my daughter and kinda not ... because she is gonna want me to make her one!!)

  4. This is stunning! I love the attention to detail.

  5. I have been wondering who made this! I loved LOVED this when I saw it at Convention and seeing the close up details in your photos I am BLOWN AWAY--brava diva! Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. What a labor of love! It's gorgeous! I love the color this turned out.

  7. Great minds think alike, eh?? :) Go, Zumba!

  8. WOW! You put a lot of work into this and the outcome is AMAZING!

  9. Oh Kaitlyn, all I can say is WOW! This must have taken so long to do. It is fabulous!

  10. WOW! is all I can say!!! Can you sell these?

  11. My first reaction was WOW!!! The more I look at this masterpiece, I cannot think of anything better than WOW! Your dedication and work on this piece truly makes it a masterpiece in my mind....shaping each petal, hand sewing them together and onto the canvas...amazing!

  12. Kaitlyn, this project in itself deserves an award! I can not get over how much time and detail you have put into this truly fabulous creation! You have outdone yourself! Wow! Now, I need to go ogle at it some more!


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