Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Canvas

Way back in May (when the temps were a LOT warmer than they are now!) I took a wonderful trip to Florida and visited the My Favorite Things boutique in Eustis.  The MFT girls had a fabulous weekend-long retreat that I got to go to where we made some wonderful cards and other things.  One of the projects we made that weekend was our own version of this beautiful canvas designed by my BFF Barbara Anders.
Well, I’ve wanted to make another canvas similar to that for the longest time, but never seemed to get around to it.  And back in August when I visited my favorite Aunt at the new assisted living she moved to, I noticed that beside the door to her room was a little shelf where she could display pretty things, and I knew I wanted to make her something to put there.  So, I was going to do something for Fall but never got around to it.  Well, NOW my daughter is heading back to my hometown for a quick visit this weekend, so I finally got the canvas done to send with her!
Here we go…
Christmas Canvas for Aunt Thead by Tammy Hershberger
Using the canvas that Bar so beautifully designed as a guide, I created this version using the MFT Poinsettia Die-Namics.  Behind the flowers I used the (now retired) High Tea Doily Die-Namics, along with some jute string.  The canvas was prepped with some kraft paint and gesso, and then on the canvas I randomly stamped the chicken wire from the MPD Distressed Backgrounds stamp set, and the BG Romantic Script background… both were stamped using waterproof ink.  I also applied some embossing paste using the MPD Brick Wall stencil, and stamped some of the script over that, too.  The sentiment is from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings stamp set, stamped in Jellybean Green hybrid ink.  I embellished with some flat-back pearls, and some wood veneer snowflakes that were sprayed with silver shimmer.  The poinsettias, leaves and doily were also stamped with pearl and gold shimmer sprays.
Christmas Canvas cropped by Tammy Hershberger
My Aunt Thead has that dreadful macular degeneration, so her eyesight isn’t the greatest, but I told my daughter to encourage her to gently run her fingers around this so she can feel all the texture.  :)
Happy Friday, everyone!  Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Annie Rose said...

It's beautiful! I love it. :)

Celeste Goff said...

What a pretty canvas Tammy! It will be a wonderful thing to gift to someone special or to hang year after year!

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful piece of art that your aunt will no doubt treasure! Just gorgeous!

Crestajune said...

Oh, Tammy! This is just gorgeous! I am sure your aunt will treasure this wonderful piece of art. I have been wanting to create a canvas of some sort, and you have inspired me to get out my supplies! Thank you. I always love your creations! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Tammy!!mstill need to do this!! Class for the next CTD get together?