Thursday, April 21, 2011

That burning feeling...

Last week I was strolling through blogland when I saw that Rock 'n Regalia had made a fabulous find. Immediately after work I drove to Michael's to score my own similar deal. I bought six mini canvases with various simple prints on them. I painted over the pre-printed graphic with a few layers of gesso (I dunno the difference between that and paint but my sister said it's made for that purpose). My inspiration wheels were a-turnin' based on this little project from Life Made Lovely. And major plus--I had six chances to get it right.

So last night I pulled out some scraps and some buttons and Mod Podge and a few other little tidbits and ended up with this:

In my head (as always!) it was going to be a bit different, but I underestimated the brightness of the background fabric. It kind of washes out the stems of my yo-yo flowers, but I still think it's nice and cheery. I put SnowTex all around the outside of the canvas and a narrow line of it around the edges (otherwise it was kind of boring looking). This had the intended effect this time, hahaha.

Anyway, I was going to give this to my mom with her Mother's Day gift but I wasn't overly thrilled with it, so I just gave it to her with a hug. I put it put it out of the way to finish drying while we played Uno (the nephew's latest obsession). I made some off-hand comment about "that thing I just made that isn't very good" and he says "What thing? THAT thing? I love that!" You know how sometimes something touches you in a certain space in your heart, and then you get that burny feeling in your nose that precedes crying, but you don't actually cry? I got that big time. Because this kid could care less about almost everything I make. I asked him if he wanted it and he said "Yes--I'll give it to my mom. It was just her birthday!" So that's the new plan. I guess I get to make another one :)


  1. Now, I am going to have to head to Micheals to see what I can find :)
    I love this by the way :)

  2. Super cute!


  3. Awww bless him, I know that feeling exactly! I love it too it's really pretty.
    Kandi x

  4. Aww! That's so sweet! And your canvas is super cheery and bright and springy! Me likey.

  5. That thing you made is quite lovely. Altho' I don't quite know what it is. I'm guessing it's an artwork? For decoration?

  6. That is pretty! Anyone would love that.
    And also, your nephew is like my idol or something. Haha



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