Hello All! Wendy here and continuing to share up my CHA Summer Show 2012 projects revealed up in the Hampton Art booth for 7 Gypsies. This project brings a twist to the “classic 12x12 layout”!
“Beautiful Seaside” Altered Layout
Hampton Art Stamps: 7 Gypsies - Disclaimer, Ephemera, Lille, Numero
Papers: 6x6 Venice
Librarie Drawer Naked Side Tabs
Stickers: Mini Label Fill-In
Tag Inserts: Postale
12x12 Canvas Fabric Page
Burlap Fabric Shapes: Triangle
Canvas Fabric Shapes: Circle
Hemp Cord White
Large Clothespins: Natural, White
Glitter Cardstock: Recollections
Thickers: American Crafts
Clearsnap Colorbox Cat’s Eye Ink Archival Dye Ink - Wicked Black, Fluid Chalk - Lipstick Red; Ink - Ranger - Distress Inks
Wood Veneer Heart, Star: Studio Calico
Metal Key, Metal Jump Rings, Pearl Dangles, Mini Paper Clip, Stapler & Mini Staples: Advantus - Tim Holtz
Pearls & Bling: Kaisercraft
Seashells - collected on vacation at the seaside in Caorle, Italy
Rub-ons - Source Unknown
Bottle Cap - local vintage store
Vintage Typewriter - local vintage store
Mini White Paper Bag - Source Unknown
A blank canvas always brings so many possibilities for the imagination, so with that said, this alterable 12x12 canvas fabric from Canvas Corp. really allows one to stretch the mind with inks, mists, spritzes, rub-ons, iron-ons, paints, sewing... Also, I love the raw edges to the canvas and canvas shapes from Canvas Corp. Mostly all the bits & pieces in the collections of Canvas Corp are alterable....even the clothespins and natural rope cord.
1. Stamping directly on the canvas fabric is a breeze and the inks hold up beautifully with the color staying vibrant. Also, rub-ons adhere very well too. I stamped the year from the Numero stamp set onto the corner tag.
2. To showcase the photos, tags, and eclectic ephemera, I decided to go with a random hanging banner on a white cord. You can also dye/mist/ink the cord! Yep, so jazz it up, if you like! However, I decided to leave mine just white for this layout. I used mini staples to adhere the cord in various places and to loop and twist the cord for a whimsical effect. Also, I played with splashes of inks on the Postale tag inserts and Lille tags for a watercolor effect.
3. For the natural clothespins, I applied inks for a twist on the natural look of a clothespin and for a pop of color and intensity. LOTS of layers happening here with the Canvas Corp burlap triangle and circle fabric shape, several tag sizes, stamping and play of inks on the mini white paper bag. Also, don’t forget to insert your photos along the journey too! Instagram photos are my best friend for projects like this one! On a side note, my boyfriend picked up seashells for me early one morning on the beach and I used accents of these along within the project as well for enhancing the memory of the journey.
4. More details of the project shown here and the photo peeking in among the layers. Also, I altered a Librarie Drawer Naked Side Tab. So, you don’t have to just use these tabs in the Librarie Drawer. They are perfect for “out-of-the-box” projects like this one. I freehand cut some banner tags from pattern paper, the Venice collection, and glitter cardstock for a bit of sparkle. Also, I love adding in vintage finds and bits of surprise that really add dimension and interest.
Hope you enjoyed my project!
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