Friday, May 10, 2013

Guesting at CropStop!

So sorry for the lack of content and cricket sounds emanating from this space as of late.  A wicked virus grabbed hold of me and shook me hard and didn't want to leave.  :(  I'm finally on the upswing, although seasonal allergies have arrived with the lovely weather we have had this last week.  Its always something, right?  I'm not complaining, just explaining.  :)  Life is good, as always. 
I have had the good fortune to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Crop Stop! What an amazing online store!  If you have a minute and might need some crafting goodies head over and take a look!
I went outside my normal comfort zone for this project.  I made a canvas.  I know, right? But don't worry, it is still simple in style and technique.  I was given this beautiful bird stencil from The Crafters Workshop to play with. 
Whenever I see stencil I think embossing paste.  I was worried that the birds had to much little detail that might get lost, but it worked better than I'd hoped!  Here is the completed canvas.
To see how I completed it, please visit the Crop Stop blog.  :) 
The embossing paste dries shiny so it is a nice contrast to the matte base of the canvas.

I found this nest at JoAnns last fall.  To adhere it to the canvas I cut it in half and liberally applied Crafters Pick The Ultimate glue and waited patiently for it to dry. 

And what project of mine would be complete without some SRM sticker sentiments?  They blend seamlessly onto the somewhat bumpy background!

Happy Friday friends!  Its great to be back.  :)



  1. Beautiful! You rock canvases, as you rock cards. :)

    I'm so sorry that you've been down and hope you're feeling totally OK very soon! <3

  2. This is amazing, Jan!! What a great canvas!

  3. Sorry you haven't been feeling well! I loveeeeeeeeee your canvas!! LOVING the colors and the nest!!!

  4. So sorry you have been sick but so glad to hear you are on the mend!! That canvas is so cute. Great job!

  5. I saw this on the CS and loved it then! Still love it! Hope you are feeling 100% soon!

  6. Beautiful. I like that it's 3D. You are inspiring me to try out embossing paste. I'm going to follow your blog.

  7. Beyond cool!!! I love this bird canvas so much!!


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