Living in the Moment with May Arts & Faber Castell

Welcome to day 4 of the May Arts Ribbon/Faber Castell Blog hop! I hope you've enjoyed the week! If you are just stopping by, be sure to check out the May Arts Ribbon & Faber Castell  blogs for more details and your chance to win some prizes!

For my project today, I decorated a little 4x4 canvas.

To create this project, you will need patterned paper, I used Authentique's "Lively" collection, A Canvas, Ribbon, some Faber Castell Gelatos, and some ink products. 

First, I punched some scallop hearts from the patterned paper and inked the edges.

Next, glue the hearts to the canvas. 

Cover with some Creative Medium and let dry.

In the meantime, you can add gelato to ribbons & flowers for embellishments. For the flower I used May Arts ribbon Sheer frayed flower 392-25-01.

I couldn't fill in all of the cracks of the flower with the gelato, so I spritzed with some Fireworks.

These leaves (XL09) don't take paper inks, it tends to fade, so if you add gelatos, they get a really nice vibrant color. I also covered them with Creative Medium so the gelato wouldn't rub off since the leaves are suede material. 

Once everything is dry, add gelato and fireworks to the canvas. Be creative. 

You can add to the edges as well so everything blends.

I also added more creative medium and kind of build it up. Once it's dry, start adding ribbons.

Embellish with coordinating stickers, ribbons, paper, and the floer & leaves that we created earlier. 

There you have it! A quick and easy home decor piece that is oh so cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 392-25-01, XL09, SM38, 419-28, 392-59-17
Faber Castell- "Tropical" Gelato Set
Authentique Paper- "Lively" 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Stickers
Imagine Crafts- Memento Ink (Angel Pink, Love Letter, Morocco, Pear Tart), Creative Medium (Sparkle), Fireworks (Tangelo)
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Canvas


TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - LOVE the colours and design of your canvas Emily - it is so cheerful!!!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial and experiences too, it makes me want to drop my ruler and become more adventurous :)

Auntie Em said...

Your little canvas is so cheerful and pretty! I love the way adding the gelatos makes the little hearts all blend together. The flower and ribbons are so pretty and how easily you can make them all coordinate with these products.
Thanks for sharing this fun project! :)

Miranda V said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Mary Mac said...

Love this canvas and will have to try one for my granddaughters room. Love all the great color.

Karen said...

Beautiful, love the color.

Anonymous said...

the colors are so bright - they just pop off of the card. Love combining the hearts with the fall flower and leaves. thanks for the tips.

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

Great happy colors on your canvas, I love that you showed the step by step. Patti

Tammy B said...

what a great combo of products and colors, love it!

Kathy said...

Awesome canvas project, emily! Love the bright fun colors. Can't wait for my Gelatos to arrive...they are awesome!

Emily H said...

What a great project! I love the step by step pictures!

Janis said...

Your project just makes me so happy all over inside and out!! Love your step-by-step photos. These colors are just what I needed on this gray, rainy day!
<3 J

Karon said...

Oh wow - this is so pretty - fabulous colours and love the hearts! TFS

Pam said...

Love the colors you used !! Lovely ! I think I know what I'm making for some bowling league friends.

Pati said...

Very pretty! Love the bright cheery colors you used, I need this on this cool rainy, dreary day here! I like your selection of papers, cool pattern combo, and your coloring of the flower & leaves. Thanks for sharing!

cghundley said...

What a lovely, cute
home decor. I like the
colors and techniques
Carla from Utah

Martie Rollin said...

I'm going to have to look into Creative Medium to see what this product is. Thanks for the photo tutorial. Nice vibrant colors would brighten anyone's day!

famillemarleau said...

This is so sweet. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Iris said...

Love how you colored the flower with gelatos.

Unknown said...

How pretty!! I love the colors you used!!

NWFlamingo said...

This really pops!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet canvas! Love those bright colors!

Lura said...

hearts and my favorite. you did a really great job. xoxo

Suman Pandit said...

What beautiful yummy colors!!

Jan Castle said...

Great job with color on the hearts, canvas, and flower...everything is so bright and cheerful!!!!

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