Monday, December 15, 2014

For a boy and a girl (and shop video)

One thing I'm learning about making canvases that serve as photo frames, it is really tough to do one for both a boy and a girl together.  I had a request to make one for a gift that would have a photo of a little girl about 1 year old and a boy about 4 or 5 years old.  Pink and blue was the suggested color combo and she wanted the design to completely wrap the canvas.

I used the children's initials. The little girl's part was easy, some flowers and rhinestones, jewels buttons, and lace. Piece of cake.

A boy is much tougher for me.  Adding some citron green would keep the pink from overtaking things I reasoned.  I also used some Tim Holtz gears.  The little boy's grandfather is a mechanic and I'd been asked to incorporate a car.  Stampin' Up!'s Loads of Love has a truck that I stamped at the top of the frame.   I kind of wish I hadn't colored it in, but I needed a bit more blue.

Adding the flair was a last minute decision. That and the little boy and girl in the key are my favorite embellishments here.  There is also sheet music from "It's a small world."

My understanding is that the grandmother who will use the canvas was delighted.  Personally I think next time I would do a multicolor one with a lot of white space in the background.

Over the weekend, I made a video of my work area and my canvases currently in my Etsy shop. There is a multcolor one with lots of white space.

My shop is Lovely Layers Art. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a scrapbooking process video for you tomorrow or Wednesday.


  1. Beautiful canvases, Lisa! So happy you opened your Etsy shop - and that people are already snapping up your wonderful creations. Good luck with it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your canvases are gorgeous!
    And I think your next online class needs to be on making these beauties!
    I especially love the 4 seasons one.
    I really like the idea of the frame on the front of the canvases so people can add their own photos


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