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    This month’s post for I Am Roses is a canvas I made of my son and his bus driver. She is really missing him now that we moved but I made this canvas for her to remember Winston. Can you believe I made this after my craft room was all packed in boxes? All I had available was a few items at the top of the box. It was a fun challenge to craft with just a few items I had on hand.

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    I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am loving all the time with my family!

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   It is moving week for us so I am sharing a canvas I made some time ago using a picture of my Grandmother.

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   I am not going to elaborate on how I did it because of time so the pictures will have to speak for themselves.

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   Thank you for looking!
Kate

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     Happy Saturday! I have a project for I Am Roses to share. I had a lot of fun with all the new flowers in my package. This photo is of my youngest and his favorite stuffed bunny, Henley. They go everywhere together and have seen a lot of interesting times.

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     I added flowers to the side of the canvas to add some extra depth. Here is another view.

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  And here is another front view.

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I appreciate your visit. Hope you have time to craft this weekend!
Kate

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    My mini burlap canvas was made for this months I Am Roses Challenge. I chose my favorite flower, the lily. I also used the curly petaled gardenia, a couple flat petaled flowers, and a mini one. My canvas as inspired by Kasia. I have been spending a lot on her blog getting some inspiration!
My background paper is all scraps that I cut up and layered. I added a light wash of gesso to the whole canvas including the flowers and then sprayed with pink and turquoise inks. I can’t believe that I have two projects in one week using pink. I guess its time for a change.

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   I used some chipboard scraps,  stickers and metal pieces as well in the background. Thank you for stopping.
Kate

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    Happy Saturday! I am excited about today. I get to spend it with my little family to relax & go apple picking. The first time in 6 months that we are all home together on a Saturday. So, this is going to be short.
     I made this mini canvas for Artistic Outpost using the new Chalkboard Wisdom plate. I love all the great sayings, especially this Bible verse. Hop on over to Artistic Outpost‘s store and have a look.
   Have a great weekend!
Kate

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    Hey everyone, I am going to try to get this post up before I leave for work so it will be quick. I made this canvas for Artistic Outpost.
     My background is a TH burlap canvas that was stenciled in texture paste and then painted with metallic acrylic paints. I went over it with perfect pearls to add shimmer.

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   I used a tea cup die from Spellbinders and stacked the cups. I used the London Underground stamp plate to decorate my cups. The rest are flowers and dies. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my newest followers.
Kate

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     Here is a canvas I made to practice my layout skills. I am amazed at all the gorgeous layouts that I have seen on Pinterest. So much talent to inspire.
   So, I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone. My background is textured using a honeycomb stencil and texture paste. I used some dylusions for color. I went over the background again using gesso and a chevron stencil.

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   I added some string in the upper corner and a banner for some more texture.

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    I added some flowers, lace and a bit of border to frame the picture. And Of course the picture is of my little men. Thanks for looking,
Kate

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Welcome to the March Artistic Outpost Blog Hop. This months focus is on backgrounds, sentiments, and typography. Since I love backgrounds I tried to make the background of my canvas the focus.

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   I started out by painting my canvas in various colors. I spread a layer of pink molding paste and stamped into it using the clock stamp from the Wonderland Collage. I layered different colors of paint and sprays once the paste dried. The Ephemera Backgrounds, one of my favorite background sets, was used to stamp in the background and on the pocket watch backing. I also uses some of the background stamps from the Generation Redux set.

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     The rest of my embellies were treated with gesso and/or metallic paint. The gentleman image and ‘steampunk’ sentiment are from the Steampunk set.

   Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to hop along to the other design team members blogs for more inspiration.

Gerrie
Lisa
Suzanne
Tracy
Linda
Alison
Terry
Kate- you are here

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    Happy Friday! I can’t believe I have posted almost every day this week. I love it! We got a lot of snow here in New York, more than predicted. I had a lot of fun playing with my boys in the snow today.  Now that the sun is out I am guessing our snowman and snow angels will be melted soon.
  

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   So, onto the canvas. I covered the canvas using the gorgeous Bird Song paper by Graphic 45. I love anything Asian themed so playing with this paper made me smile. I then painted, sprayed stamped, embossed and did anything else I could do to hide the original background. Not that I don’t like the paper… I am just liking it better MY way.

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   Well, then I started layering the fussy cut lanterns and popping some of them up. I layered embellies around the photo as a frame and added stuff here, there and everywhere. I am still deciding as to whether it is cluttered or busy. Aren’t my two littles cute? And just because I can, here are two pics I took today of them playing in the snow.

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   Thank you to all of you who have left sweet comments as of late. I am working my way around to your blogs. I am sure you understand…these two little guys keep me very busy. Have a great weekend.
Kate

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp and Show- By the numbers
Inspiration Emporium- Add a little POP
Graphic 45 National Craft Month Challenge

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     This month the design team at Red Rubber Designs is featuring ‘Special Occasions.’ Our spotlight stamp is Easter Chicks. All of the DT members will be sharing a project with this stamp during for the blog hop.
   So, I have a few pictures to show the steps that I went through in creating this project.

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   My base is recycled packaging for a frame I used on a previous project. I covered it in gesso. The Tuscany Spice Paper Stack is my base paper and then I added a light pink homemade paper in various spots to create some texture. The papers were mod podged on the background. I sprayed the background with orange and violet sprays to achieve the colors I was looking for.

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    I then stamped several Background Elements to create a bit more texture and interest.

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    I rubbed a bit of white metallic paint over the raised areas to highlight. I really love how it came out.

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    I embellished with some flowers that have been coordinated in color. I used the cute little chick stamps around my central image.

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Here is the Contest: Guess how many candies are in the candy dish. Guess how many Easter candies are in the candy dish and you could win the spotlight stamp set Easter Chicks. Send your guess to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com. If you have a blog, please include a link to it in your email. Contest ends Sunday, March 10 at midnight CST.

   Thank you for looking and enjoy the blog hop:
Red Rubber Designs
Louise
Kate- You are here
Paula-Kay
Diana
Sarah

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    The I Am Roses challenge for this month was to follow the layout and include the word ‘Thanks.’ I made this canvas of my hubby and I for our living room wall.

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   I accidently spilled a bottle of turquoise spray all over the canvas and splashed a bit on hubby’s face. I was able to cover most of it up but you can still see some. I used molding paste in the background with a doily stencil. Love the texture! I used a lot of glimmer sprays and layered the background with ephemera and stamping. I used the large white rose, white daisy, blue gardenias, medium white rose bud and the small white flowers from I Am Roses. I used a verse about thanksgiving as my sentiment. Check out the challenge Here.

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    I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving! I’ll be spending it with family!  I am so thankful for the many blessings that I have on a daily basis that I don’t deserve. I am praising the Lord for my family, my friends, my country and my salvation through Jesus Christ! Thank you for stopping & don’t forget to stop and give thanks for your blessings.
Kate

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   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate Red Rubber Designs is sponsoring the contest over at Split Coast Stampers. Check it out.
    For this challenge the Design Team is making something ‘Pink’ with our Breast Cancer Stamps. I started off my canvas by gluing various pieces of torn patterned and mulberry paper. I stamped and gessoed the background. I then colored and spread some pumice gel in a random fashion. I made a few tags using the stamp set and then adhered them to the canvas.

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Red Rubber Designs products used:

Support the Girls
Singing Praises
Rustic Chic Patterned Paper
Script Background

Kate

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   Here is a postcard canvas that I made for this weeks Challenge. Check out the blog and play along if you can. There are prizes for playing.

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   I am short on time today so I am not going into the details. If you have questions, please leave a comment.
Later,
Kate

RRD products used:
Vintage Santa
Vintage Background

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    I love these canvases that I bought at Ocean State Job Lots. A great price for lots of canvases. I have been trying my hand at different textures. I started out by adding some paper, gesso and paint in the background. On this canvas, I used a technique that I found on Donna Salazar’s blog. It didn’t turn out so well. I’m thinking its because I used distress ink instead of the mixed media inks used in the Tutorial. I then sprayed the background in some Dylusion sprays. I stamped the background and images using Tim Holtz stamps. Can you believe I got 4 sets on clearance at Joanns for 12$. Awesome, huh?

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   I used wood letters and covered them in black soot distress embossing powder to add some texture.

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   I layered several elements to make the background for the TH image. I used TH distress markers to color the image.

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  I really pushed myself to use some rosettes that have been sitting on my peg board. I have so many embellies that are just sitting around unused and forgotten.

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   I added a rosette on top a wooden clothes pin and a wooden butterfly on top of that. Some metal and twine complete the canvas.
    Well, I think thats about it for today. Thank you for stopping.
Kate

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp & Show-paint
Fashionable Stamping Challenge-anything goes
Creative Expressions DT Challenge- texture

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   It has been a while since I have sat down and played with a canvas. I went to town on this one and had me a whole lot of fun!!
    First off, this stamp set I won in a challenge over at Artistic Outpost just happened to come in the mail on the perfect day. I wanted to buy it a couple of weeks ago but the company I was ordering from was out of every single AO stamp set they had. Crazy how they stay in buisness. Anyway, I was so excited to get this fabulous set.

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   I started my background by layering vintage paper ads and old novel paper all inked with walnut stain DI. I layered cardboard, embellies and stamped images. I used glassine paper for the first time. I made a few roses with the glassine and stamped an image on a crumpled piece. I alcohol inked my metal embellishments to give a vintage apearence. I completed the piece by wrapping some tulle around the canvas and tying it off.
     The inspiration for this canvas is from Sarah’s canvas over at My Monthly Mojo. Sarah’s canvas is so gorgeous and full of wonderful texture and layers. After seeing it my gears started spinning with ideas. I flew to my craft room to start creating. It was my first bit of inspiration in a week! Thanks, Sarah.
Please leave me a comment to let me know you visited. Have an amazing weekend.
Kate

Challenges entered:
My Monthly Mojo- My Style
Simon Says Stamp and Show-Layered
Artistic Outpost July Referral- Anything Goes
Frilly & Funkie- Altered Metal

    

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