Monday, May 14, 2012

A Very Carefree Canvas

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After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Core'dinations blog to find out what the talented members of the Core'dinations Design Team have in store for you today! **********
For today's project, I went completely outside of my element. Well, not really... but I tried something new that I've never done before! I have been holding on to this blank canvas for years. I tend to save alterable things until the perfect project idea comes along. With a little bit of "Carefree" and some of the Core'dinations Adirondack Collection Cardstock to match (Terra Cotta for the roses, Latte for the leaves), the ideas started pouring out of my head and onto this beautiful canvas.
I had a lot of fun making this canvas. I tried a lot of techniques that I usually don't try. One of them being paper tearing. I have a fear of tearing beautiful paper. I also used sponges to dab bits of paint and also lots of Glimmer Mists were involved in the making of this project!
I absolutely love this quote! This one is going to be hanging in my house somewhere for sure!

A few weeks ago I made some of the rolled paper roses and I was asked to share a tutorial on how to make them, so I made sure to incorporate those into my post today!

First, you will need a sheet of 3x3" cardstock or patterned paper.
Next, just draw a little spiral, it doesn't have to be perfect.
Now you need to carefully cut along the line that you drew until you get to the end.
Flip your paper over so your line doesn't show (oops, I didn't do that on this one, but make sure you do!) and start rolling from the outside until you work your way in.
Once your flower is wound tight, just let it go so it will loosen up and take form.
Take a little bit of hot glue and put it on the very bottom layer, then push the rest of your flower onto the glue and hold it for a few seconds.
You can fold some of the edges down or just leave it how it is, but that's how you make a simple little rolled rose! Of coarse, I misted mine with Glimmer Mist to add a little shimmer, but that's completely optional!

Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Core'dinations each day this week, we've got prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Core'dinations Facebook Page this week! They are so close to 6,000 fans, let's help them cross that milestone! Make sure you tell them that Authentique Paper sent you!

Products Used:
Authentique: Carefree Collection- Content, Relaxed, Details 12x12 Stickers
Core'dinations: Adirondack Collection- Terra Cotta, Latte

53 comments:

  1. Absolutely love love love the finished product and that fact that you did it on canvas.....fabulous.

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  2. Wow..you Rocked that canvas. I also have a canvas that has been laying around for way to long. You have given me inspiration to get it out and get busy. Thank you for that. Great job. Thanks for sharing !!

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    1. So glad I could inspire you Julie! Break out the paints, mists, & mod podge, and of coarse, your favorite Authentique Paper collection ;-)

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  3. What a gorgeous canvas project. I love it. Beautiful color!

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  4. What a pretty canvas, and a great tutorial. I also love that flower you made with the flower trim. Nice work!

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  5. Wow stunning canvas! it actually made me catch my breath!

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  6. OMGOSH! This is adorable! I have never tried altering a canvas - thank you so much for the inspiration - may have to go and get me one of these now! :-) x

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    1. You should try one for sure! You can't really mess them up, that's what I discovered while playing wit this one. If you don't like it, paint over it ;-)

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  7. Really fantastic work! I love these rolled flowers too!

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  8. Wonderful project!!!! I will use those flowers for sure!! I also would love to try working on canvas, never have, but I've been tempted lately.

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  9. Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  10. absolutely beautiful and stunning!!! I love the orange colour...so bright and cheerful.

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  11. core'dinations sent me over
    looking forward to a great week

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  12. You have inspired me to try altering a canvas! Loved your project!

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  13. Glimmer Mist is not optional, it's required:) Thanks for the roller rose tutorial, I've got Carefree in the mail (crossing fingers for today's mail) and some peachy/tangerine Core'dinations already in the basket. I'm going to try this.

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  14. That canvas is gorgeous...I am putting it on my to-do list.

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  15. Beautiful job! Such a fresh spring feel to it!
    Denise

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  16. I love your canvas, the colors are fantastic. I have been looking for this color line for some time now. I would be very appreciative to win this prize.

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  17. This is really gorgeous, Emily! I LOVE all of the different types of flowers that you've used and the colors are beautiful!

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  18. Fantastic Canvas.Loved all the techniques you used. Maybe now I can get brave enough to try something like this. Time to try something new. Thanks for sharng. And for the fun giveawya

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  19. This is a beautiful piece of art that would be complementary wherever it was displayed. Outstanding job!

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  20. This is gorgeous. The different layers and techniques make me see something different every time I look at it. I must PIN this. So glad I found your page.

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  21. The zipper flower is SO cool and different.

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  22. I like the peach tones you used, and all of the different flowers. It looks great.

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  23. LOVE your project and all the details, it is so pretty!

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  24. Pretty color palette...amazed at your creation on canvas!

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  25. I love the roses, I'll have to try that on my next lo. Thanks!

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  26. very beautiful card! love that color and overall design. those paper flowers are very pretty, I must try to make those again sometime.

    ~luanne

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  27. Wow.... I love altered projects but find them intimidating, thanks for the detailed instructions!!

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  28. Very pretty canvas. Love it! Thanks for the rolled roses tutorial :-)

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  29. Fabulous tutorial!!

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  30. This is a gorgeous canvas Emily!! The colors are so striking!! Beautiful

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  31. Love blog hops and love this canvas!

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  32. Beautiful canvas project. I think you have just inspired me to try a canvas project.

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  33. These paper roses look great and it seems that they are easy to make.

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  34. This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and composition. Love those flowers. I have some blank canvas that this is inspiring me to use.

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  35. Very pretty canvas. With the single color, all the elements stand out. Thanks.

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  36. Great card, fun tutorial for the flowers. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  37. Stunning...I love the terracotta and latte color combo.

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  38. This is gorgeous! Love the colors!!!

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  39. Oh wow Emily, this is stunning! Carefree is one of my favorite collections and this canvas is so bright and cheerful! I love what you have done! Thanks for the tutorial for the rolled roses. I am interested in learning about the fabric roses you have on here :)

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  40. nice! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  41. Wow! Love those rolled flowers! Definitely trying them soon.

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  42. You make these flowers look so easy. Gorgeous canvas.

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  43. Wow, I love the colors in this canvas.

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  44. What a fun project - great colors!

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