Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Décor: Canvas Corp Chalkboard Paper and Canvas

I had the chance to play with some more of the pieces from the wonderful giveaway I won from Canvas Corp. Included in my goodies were these:
Canvas Corp Canvas and Chalkboard Paper
A 10x10 canvas and a 12x12 sheet of chalkboard paper. I’m itching to get some Thanksgiving décor up. Not that I don’t love Halloween but I think sometimes as artsy craftsy decoratsy peeps, we get ahead of the season and by the time the actual holiday rolls around we’re on to the next.
I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this. Sometimes I know. Sometimes I don’t.  But I decided that I wanted these two to go together. Here’s where I ended up:
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas
I used extra strong double sided tape to stick the chalkboard paper to the canvas. Then I got the idea to frame the edges with leaves so I cut a bunch of oak leaves on my Cricut from metallic silver cardstock.
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Looked around for something to add and my eyes fell upon my jute twine. Made some spirals and ran the twine around the edges. I’m going for a sparkly Thanksgiving and am in love with tinsel glitter so I covered more leaves with “Champagne” tinsel glitter by Recollections  (Michaels).  Finished up with some rolled paper roses made from a chocolate brown metallic paper and went around those lightly with chocolate brown glitter glue.
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas Closeup
Wrote the year in the middle with a chalkboard marker so I can update it again in the years to come.
Canvas Corp Chalkboard Paper
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas Rosette
Not a great pic, but you can see the glitter glue sparkling on the edges of the flower.
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Canvas Corp said...

I love it! The design is beautiful. I love how it is functional!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Cute idea, Carol! And perfect for fall!

Diane said...

OMGosh, that turned out great. The dollar store plate is toooo cute as well. I need to go the DS and get some things for T'giving. I'm ready for a change of decorations, too Ÿ

Simply AJ said...

I like where you ended up too! This turned out great... I love using chalkboard paper and vinyl - makes it so easy to make updates/changes. BTW... I'm partial to your roses too! AJ@queenofmynest

Holly Lefevre said...

Wow! You did it again...I just love it. So pretty.

Unknown said...

What a nice way to bring fall into your decor, and make use of the chalkboard paper, Carol!