“Imagine” Canvas

My “Imagine”… Canvas



Hello Crafters and welcome to Blanket Stitch, today I am going to take you through my most recent make, my “Imagine” Canvas.

I was sitting down thinking just what I could make when this came into my head, I wanted to make something for my room, to place just above my bed, and I also wanted something to enter in to the Our Creative Corner Challenge!



First up, I grabbed my canvas (from The Works for a couple of pound) and pulled out my acrylic paints and got to work on making a nice pink to work with. The colour I originally thought I would go for in my head was a pale baby pink, but when this colour came out from the mixing I couldn’t resist keeping it, I think you’ll agree its lovely!


I found this old piece of ribbon in my stash and glued it down one side of the canvas.


Next I added this cute little string flower onto the top of the ribbon.


For this part of the canvas I cut some card into a square, then blended Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then used my Tim Holtz stamp and stamped it onto the card using Archival Ink. I then edged the card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then I glued it and stuck it on to the canvas.


Using my letter tiles to spell the word ‘Love’ I first used Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over the tiles and then attached them to the top of the canvas at an angle.


On a cream piece of paper I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped a music stamp on to it. The curling was just a mistake, but I think you’ll agree it ended up looking good! I then glued this onto the canvas.


Using a tag that I found in my craft cupboard, I used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and attached it half hanging off of the canvas. Then I added three flower die cuts stamped with Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap, and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. Next I added a paper rose which I used a Distress Paint on (sorry I don’t know which one).


I then added another few flowers, as above, and stuck them to the canvas. I then knotted a piece of string and used this as the centre piece for the flowers.


Here is the finished piece, I am really please with how it turned out!

Let me know in the comments below what you think, I would love your feed back!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Our Creative Corner – Anything Goes

Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Anything Goes

Inspiration Journal – Don’t Quote me…


  1. May 18, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    A really pretty little canvas with so many layers to see! Love the variety of florals you’ve included.
    Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

  2. May 18, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    What a beautiful canvas, love all the pink and that stamp is fab. That string flower is so cute too. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges this time
    Claire xx

  3. Laurart
    May 23, 2013 / 11:46 am

    Such a gorgeous design! I adore the colour scheme! It is lovely to see you over at OCC and it is a pleasure to say “Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner” – Love from Laura xxx

  4. May 24, 2013 / 8:49 am

    This is a beautifully designed canvas. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

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