One page sketch week continues over at Sketch Support. Today's feature includes a stretched canvas project I did based on this week's sketch. You can see the original sketch that I based this project on HERE.
I was inspired by the sketch to create a decor piece that I could display featuring some long time favorite photos of my three kids. The photos are from a Christmas photo shoot we did in 2007 with St. Louis photographer Holly McCaig.
I used paper from BasicGrey's new Hello Luscious collection. I began by covering the with the ledger style patterned paper.
I wanted to add stitching to the base paper to make it look like it was sewn to the canvas. To do this, I cut strips of paper to go around the edges. I laid them in place and made a pencil mark for a guide to show me where the strip would be on the side of the canvas and where it would be on the top. After stitching I adhered each strip in place using Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium.
I also added stitching to the pink background paper before adhering it down so that it would also look stitched in place. I love leaving corners free to curl up to expose the pattern on the reverse side.
I used a sticker from the collection's cardstock sticker sheet to create a little journaling strip with the names of my kids.
I used glittery sticker letters to add their initials by each of their photos. To help each letter stand out better I outlined each with a fine tip black pen.
I added lots of extra texture by distressing the edges of several of the papers with the Disstrez-It-All tool.
If you can't tell, lots of layers and lots of stitching really make me happy!
In the original sketch there were small journaling strips in this spot. Since this was a decor piece, I didn't really want journaling, so I replaced those strips with small number stickers to note the year of the photos.
For the title, I dug into my monster alphabet sticker stash and added in two more styles of letters with the silver glitter stickers that I used in the monograms. I loved that I had two different stickers (both are Thickers) that had a similar letter style but with different finishes and colors. I sanded the edges of the pink letters lightly and added a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give them a shabby touch and tie them in with the other shabby elements.
- Patterned Paper- BasicGrey Hello Luscious: Raspberry Syrup, Inviting, Simply Grand, Rosemary, Jalapeño Jelly
- Cardstock- Bazzill (color unknown)
- Stickers- BasicGrey Hello Luscious Element Stickers
- Alpha Stickers- American Crafts Thickers: Marquise (pink) and Botanique (black); K&Co Glitter Alphas Light Blue and Coral; Making Memories Paper Reverie Alpha Shimmer and Tiny Alphas
- Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips
- Adhesive- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium, Tombo Aqua, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
- Ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
- Misc- Donna Salazar Disstrezz-It-All, sewing machine