Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Canvas Bird




Welcome to the blog hop featuring Sketch Challenge 89 and the release of Everyday Blessings from Skipping Stones Design! Amy's blog was the stop before mine-her designs always knock my socks off!


This set is beautiful, my friends! I chose to work with the large outlined bird for my card by first stamping him onto some canvas and then coloring in with Copics. (Can someone please remind me who showcased this technique so I can give proper credit where credit it due?! I love the technique!) The canvas was then adhered to subtle patterned paper and then to the card base. A bit of twine and a sentiment stamped tag completed the ensemble.

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**Remember, my giveaway is still open. Any comments left on my Skipping Stones Design Sketch posts will enter you in to a drawing to win a free stamp set, Grunge!**

Head on over to Kandi's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration! Here's a list of all the stops today!
Teri Anderson  (guest sketch artist)  
Maureen Plut (guest designer)  
Kandi Phillips 
Jennifer Ingle
Stephanie Mino (guest designer)  
Wendy Jordan (guest designer) 
Skipping Stones Design

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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI

Patterned Paper: (Woodgrain from Restoration Collection) Crate Paper
Stamps: (Everyday Blessings) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Fibers: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Tag) PTI, (Markers) Copic, (Canvas) Maya Road

47 comments:

  1. Love this Karen! The bird on the canvas is so fab!

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  2. love the rustic look of the canvas with the colors of the bird. Love that technique too! beautiful card.

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  3. Karen, seriously? I'm in love with this card. The rustic simplicity makes me SO happy! Gorgeous!

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  4. Love that beautiful bird. So wonderful on the canvas :)

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  5. love the stamping/coloring on canvas look - so gotta try that!

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  6. What a gorgeous card, the canvas is a super alternative to cardstock and the bird is delightful.

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  7. Stunning, love the earthy element to this card, I have an aunt who this would be perfect for!

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  8. HOW intriguiging, coloring on canvas!! love it!! Please find the tutorial or do one yourself!! :) i love this idea!!!!

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  9. Love the stamping and coloring of your canvas card. Always amazed to see your use of texture.

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  10. Love, love, love this card. Love the simplicity of the lo, and the textures of the materials. Copics on canvas is new to me, so I really appreciate that tip.

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  11. The canvas adds such a wonderful texture to this image. Love the frayed edges!

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  12. I like the bird stamped on canvas. Great technique.

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  13. beautiful! love the use of canvas!

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  14. I just love the texture the canvas brings to the card and you've matched it with a lovely image from nature too :)
    Lovely card.
    Jenny x

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  15. Fabulous card Karen. I colored on canvas a couple months back but I didn't use Copics. I used a blender pen and distress inks. Your card is fabulous. :-)

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  16. What a soft and serene card! Gorgeous, Karen!

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  17. Seriously, this card is just perfect! LOVE the canvas!!!

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  18. love the earth tones, very pretty and soothing. i'll have to try coloring on canvas with Copics! love your beautiful card, Karen and thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I don't think I can hold out from buying Skipping Stones stamps much longer. I LOVE that bird image and your colouring on the canvas is gorgeous!

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  20. Whoa. For real? I've never heard of Copic-ing on canvas, but I love the effect. The bird is gorgeous--beautiful colors!!

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  21. simple, but so beautiful!! Love the stamping on canvas.

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  22. Oh my! I'm going to have to try this! I LOVE it!

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  23. Oh my stars this is beautiful Karen! So very elegant!

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  24. Stunning!!! Love the simplicity of the design and the superb execution. :)

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  25. I love your card AND the sketch!

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  26. Oh WOW! Lovin' the look of the stamping/coloring on canvas! Excellent take on this sketch, Karen!

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  27. This is so Karen! The twine and the distressed edges of the canvas are rustic and fab!

    Could the copics on canvas be one of Jennifer McGuire's techniques?

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  28. Gorgeous! I love the way the bird looks stamped and colored on the. canvas.

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  29. This is wonderful Karen! There's just something so great about canvas - and your bird just POPS right off the card - I love it!

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  30. I love the canvas tooo!!! Your bird is just amazing!!!

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  31. The canvas surface works so well with the stamps..love your image of bird..the browny really makes a perfect mono color with while..GREAT!!!

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  32. Beautiful card!!! Love the use of canvas!!! (=

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  33. i just LOVE this, karen! love that set!

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  34. eek!! LOVE your stamping on canvas!! It's a great material for die cutting and stamping :) I have enjoyed all your cards this month, just haven't been able to leave comments as we are in the middle of moving! YIKES, thank you so much for all your sweet comments :)

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  35. WOW!!! AMAZING!!!! I am blown away!!!

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  36. This is gorgeous! Your copic coloring is fantastic!

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  37. Oh my... that canvas stamped birdy is gorgeous! Such a lovely card - wowsers!

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  38. Gorgeous! Love that fabulous birdie, and how you coloured him. The canvas gives such great texture. :)

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  39. Oooh, I love this! I love how you used the canvas.

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  40. Sigh. I love all your bird cards and this is no exception. I've got to get myself some canvas to experiment with!

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