Monday, September 10, 2012

A Doll ...with canvas accents

Oh, I seldom get to do pages for little girls and they are so much fun to do!  I seldom get to take a little girl shopping either.  (Yes, I know some of you might loan me and my credit card a child for the afternoon.)  On our trip, I bought Nai Nai a doll which she carefully buckled into a seat belt for the drive home and then tossed it repeatedly in the air for about a half hour showing off the doll and her acrobatics for Grampa.

For the page, I took inspiration from pages I've seen at Pamela's World of Scrap.  She often coats her brighter cardstock with white paint to create a softer surface.  This is what I did with the yellow dot paper from Authentique.  I diluted my white paint quite a bit with water and covered the middle of the paper leaving the edges as they were.

Also inspiring was a layout by Tania Willis in an old Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine from July '06.  Her page had embroidered flowers over some strips of pattern paper on the bottom portion and she had sewn circles in the 'sky' area.  I wanted to use some canvas I had from Prima from an older ArtfulDelight kit.

To color these canvas flowers, I misted two of them and inked the third by just pressing the canvas right to an ink pad.  One of the mists was Mister Huey Cameo and the other a homemade version with some Stampin' Up! Classic ink and water.  It is the center flower and I got a splotchier look.  I handstitched beside the ribbon stems and machine stitched over the papers and created waves rather than circles for my sky.

This layout combined lots of older product including the chipboards which have been in my stash for years now with newer things like the My Mind's Eye Washi tape.  I mixed old techniques of painting with new techniques of misting and was just plain fun.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I continued to work with canvas and did some other projects using other techniques.  I have two videos to share.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Fabulous LO, love the Prima canvas!!!

  2. This is such a pretty layout.
    I can see you had fun with this one :) Love the flowers :)

  3. Lisa, I was fascinated from first glance. I'm glad you explained the white paint technique, because that's the first thing that caught my eye and I wondered how you did it. I also love the stitching and the flowers. It's just a wonderful layout all the way around. And of course Nai Nai's smile just lights up the page! What fun!

  4. What a pretty page! I love your flowers and the technique you used with the white paint. Nai Nai looks like a very happy little girl with her new doll!

  5. Very sweet! I really like the little touch of washi tape between the photos.


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