Sunday, May 19, 2013


This was the question I asked my husband a few hours ago.  He surprised me with having 5 days off in a row last week and threw my whole routine off!!  Aside from a small vacation every year he never has more than the weekend off.  EVER.  And, sometimes he has to work then too!  So we had a lovely time and all the "must do" things I was doing got pushed aside!!

Then, today happened.  He says to me "is it the 19th or the 20th"?


WHAT???  I HAD a project due for Altered Arts Magazine on the 17th!  Oh No.

Good thing my boss is very nice!!
I love making backwards canvas shadow box type stuff.  Here, I used a bunch of the awesome sponsor products we got when we were hired.  I will leave a link to each item used at the end of this post.  

I covered the edges with paper tape to start with and glued some shells and a flower in the corner.  Next, I stamped the image on white cardstock.  I love this stamp!  This bathing beauty stamp has almost a mermaid like look on her legs.  I colored her in and cut her out very close.  Before placing her in the backwards canvas with pop dots, I used a marker to color the canvas and I added gauze and some rope.  I placed another shell on the inside left.

And that is it!!  My husband goes back to work tomorrow and my boys don't have any more full weeks of school left this year!!  All of which makes my life easier!!

The supplies I used:

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  1. isn't it amazing how we can get all messed up like that, just from a change in our regular programming. ha ha,

  2. Now you know how it is to be retired...never knowing what day of the week it is until the Sunday paper arrives and it is bigger (or in our town non-existent). Your canvas is lovely and so glad you got it done. Enjoy every day dear...

  3. Time sure does fly! Beautiful creation too! ~Diane

  4. Great piece, I Love this style too, looks fab x