Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX “Partner Blog Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event now, please begin your journey on the Canvas Corp blog here.

Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX products are working together! 

Ready?  Here we go!
                              Canvas Corp <- please start here
                                                   Sue Sykes <-- you are here - and I'm glad! :)
We are giving away some amazing products from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all of the designers' blogs along your journey to WIN. Our two Hop winners will be drawn from all participants and will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog and Canvas Corp blog on Monday, November 28th, so all comments are due by Sunday November 27th at 6pm EST. Good Luck!

I received some lovely goodies from Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX - I created a countdown chalkboard calendar for the kids! :

Supplies used:  Canvas Corp canvas heart, chalkstock, linen cord, decorative clothespin and mini clothespins; myStamp BOX stamps (Let It Snow, Rustic Outlines, Mini Alpha - Small Box); Tsukineko Staz-On ink; Stampin' Up Craft Ink; Ranger embossing powder; Faber Castell Gelatos (metallic); Craft Smart metallic ink (silver); chalk.

(Sorry for the dark photo - I wanted a photo of it hanging up and there's not much light when I leave for work OR when I get home!  Boooo, winter... :(

I kept it really simple, with minimal embellishments because I'm sure that little hands will be wanting to add the chalk numbers and I didn't want to have to keep repairing it!  Instead I used the stamps as accents!

I misted my canvas heart with water and coloured right onto the canvas with the Gelatos.  I then blended the colours with a paintbrush and let dry.  Using Staz-On, I stamped snowflakes all over and added highlights with silver metallic paint, watered down to a milk-like consistency.

You can't really tell in photos but the Gelatos and the silver paint have a lovely sheen to them!!

Using the watered down silver paint, I also painted the white clothespin to add shimmer to it, and to help it blend in with my project's colour palette.  With the pigment ink, I stamped the title on the chalkstock with stamps and embossed to heat set.  I placed a dab of silver metallic paint full strength on my craft mat and just dragged the edges of the chalkstock through it.

I cut the linen cord to length, knotted the ends and attached it to the canvas using natural mini clothespins that I painted using the Gelatos.

And voila!

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is 
Jeannie DeGruccio of Canvas Corp.  

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our TWO product giveaways!  Happy Hopping - and Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!


  1. This is soooo cool!.. Thanks for sharing

  2. What a fun little countdown calendar! Love the clothespin!

  3. I like your colors. Very pretty...

  4. I really like the countdown calender it is such a good idea.
    Marie-Anne Raeman

  5. Absolutely adorable! I need to make one right away :)

  6. Love your countdown calendar, Sue! Love the way you colored and stamped your heart! Gotta find me some of that chalkstock!

  7. Really beautiful! And such a great idea to combine the heart with the chalkboard!

  8. i like like like your idea, thinking about adapting it for class :D

  9. Loveee the project! Thanks for sharing!!! Great BLOG-HOP!! Hugs.. Maggy :)

  10. Sue the kids will love this for sure!

  11. Simply adorable project!
    Donna Woods Fiskateer 6036

  12. what a wonderful project for the holiday season

  13. This is beautiful! I love the colors. Aren't Gelatos amazing?

  14. Oh Sue what a great idea to countdown. I love your heart.

  15. Your blog is adorable and your joint project is sooo cute! I just love what you came up with. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.

  16. I love following your blog and this project is terrific and has a great use! I'll bet your kids love it!

  17. What a great project. I love the chalkboard!!

  18. What a pretty project. Love the canvas heart and your color blending is awesome. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com


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