Sunday, August 31, 2014

3 x 3 Canvas-Wintry, Christmas Scene

I decided to do something different this week for the Mix83 challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I have been wanting to use some 3 x 3 canvas blocks I purchased at Jo Ann Stores. The challenge is: Naturally Elements, to choose a color element from fire, water earth, or air. I chose water (aqua, turquoise, gray, silver). O.K., I used Viva Stamp Paint in lime green metallic to cover the canvas. But, I think it looks aqua or turquoise. Maybe I'm wrong...sure won't be the first time.

My canvas was also for the QFTD225-Jenn aka Fattire7. She will be taking over the Queen for the Day challenges, too. I cased these small blocks of hers: Aren't they cute as everything? I kind of cased them, at least, by making them Christmas and making something besides a card.

I thought some of these would be so cute for my little grandkids to put on the window sills, dressers, or wherever they want. Christmas is so magic for them. I'll make more with different scenes.

I cut out the tall pines with a die cut (listed below) and made the snowman with circle punches.  I used a Copic marker for the snowman's eyes and mouth and cut out a carrot nose (very tiny).

Recipe:
Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-White canvas block, Viva 3D Stamp Paint in lime green metallic, Frantic Stamper, Inc. die/FRA-DIE-09177-Tall Pine Trees, SU owl punch, Recollections 5/8" circle punch, Copics

25 comments:

Carol L said...

I'd never seen a canvas creation like this before, but how cute! As you said, placing one of these in the window sill would be so much fun for everyone to enjoy! I love the colors and trees, but that snowman is just too much fun! Adorable!
I hope you're enjoying the extended holiday weekend ;)

Beebeebabs said...

Sooooo cute - love the trees and that snowman is way toooo cute. Great job as always thanks for sharing!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

just darling! thanks for the idea and for commenting at SCS gallery
bibiana

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Benzi, this is a beauty! I love how much detail you managed to get into the small square! It like looking out the kitchen window on a winter day and seeing a scene - beautifully done!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! This is awesome! Love the scene on canvas and that addition of the little snowman is just adorable. The grandkids really will love things like this to put in their room because yes, it is a magical time of the year.
Lynn

Irish Cherokee said...

Like the color of the canvas.Nice die cut trees and the snow man is ultra cute. - Jim

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous canvas benzi, I like the snowman, and the trees
Kevin xx

Marisa said...

Great trees and cute little snowman looking up :)

Diane said...

Oh Brenda, what a fun and clever design love the canvas block and darling melting snowman.

Hugs Diane

Lynne in NI said...

Awww the munchkins are going to love these! LOVE the colours you used and the snowdude is adorable :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, this is ADORABLE, Benzi! What a great gift for the grands. They'll pull it out Christmas after Christmas and think of you. How sweet. Can't wait to see the others you'll make!

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful idea and design, such a lovely gift for someone or just a beautiful Christmas piece love the awesome colours as well. xx
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

nwilliams6 said...

I had fun with this challenge, Brenda, but it looks like you had more fun than me. This is soooooo cute. Love the colors and that little snowman is so adorable. I see you posted on my blog at 4:00 AM - I didn't realize you were a 4:00 girl too. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugz!

Maria said...

Oh, my! Just lovely with the trees and darling little snowman, Brenda! This wonderful creation would surely make a fabulous gift! Hope you're having a great weekend, hugs!

~Tammy~ said...

What a treasure! This is stunning! Love the sweet scene! Something to be admired year after year!

Bonnie said...

I love, love, love this, Brenda! I bought some of those canvasses but haven't done anything with them yet. Now I have all kinds of ideas floating around.

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a fun little winter wonderland. Just adore the trees.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

JD/ Jill said...

This is really a cute scene! And a great idea for a way to use it...thanks for sharing!

crafty-stamper said...

love the little canvas and little scene I love the little snowman you made
carol x

Joann Burton said...

Brenda this is wonderful. I have been wanting to do something on a canvas but too chicken to try lol. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Davi said...

Oh is this the cutest!! I love the canvas texture with those Cutest trees, a Perfect Christmas card :)

MaryH said...

This looked like green to me! I think it is the same green I used for the pumpkin stem. This is amazing, and I really like the canvas. These tree dies are new ones to me, and I liked this design a lot. The one looks it's made from corrugated c/s, and very textured. I loved the tiny snowface peeking out at the bottom of the scene. Your grands will adore this. Clever you! TFS

NanaConnie said...

Simply delightful, Benzi! How creative to make Christmas decorations with those small canvases. I'm totally inspired now and am going to go haunt Joanne's to see what I can find. :-D

Ajascha said...

Eine wunderschöne Winterwald Szene. Die Karte ist sooo süß.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

The texture and trees are simply delightful. They catch your eye immediately!
Bear Hugs,
Carol