Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Blank Canvas

The Stampendous team is lucky to be joining the group from Canvas Corp in a Blog Hop this week! We are very excited and love working with the great products they provide us!

For this Hop we were given their Canvas Small Shoulder Bag (5" x 8") and asked to create a fun project to share with you.  But wait...what's a hop without prizes!!!  

Comment on the Stampendous blog and each of the designers posting about their canvas shoulder bag creations for a chance at a prize package. See our Official Contest Rules. Commenting will close on Sunday November 15th at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Winners will be announced some time on Monday November 16th.


Cling Bird Blossom Stamps Set

Bird Blossom Die Cut Set

Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle

Canvas Corp® Canvas Shoulder Bag
Surprise Goodie Bag of Canvas Corp Product

Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.

Sometimes looking at a Blank Canvas (catchy title right!) can be intimidating and it takes a little while to come up with an idea. But other times, you just know from the start what you want to do! This bag is the perfect size for the newer, larger cell phones, throw in a pack of tissues and a credit card and you're ready to go!

This bag can be kept simple, like mine, or decorated a bit more, like a couple you may have seen on Monday. Just wait until you see tomorrow's and Friday's! I was in a more simple mood when I did this. It is very easy.

  • Color the background with Copic markers (mine were Y21, YR21, Y17, YG93, YG95
  • Stamp the Queen Annes Lace several times, first with StazOn Spiced Chai, then a couple of times with StazOn Jet Black, heat set
  • Tape the Three Butterflies stencil (DWLL591) to the lower left side, and apply a coat of Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove stencil, place in water for cleaning, let paste dry thoroughly
  • Color the outer part of the strap and stamp with one of the background stamps from the Andy Skinner Industrial set (ASCRS03) using the StazOn Spiced Chai
  • Thread some green ribbon through a large brown button (from Buttons Galore) and use ZipDry to add it to the top right corner of the bag
  • Use Beacon FabriTac to add a small piece of black mesh from May Arts along the bottom
That's it! Very easy. Here's a closer look:

Today's list of "hoppers":

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


craftymom205 said...

Love the bag. From Alabama.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Pam B said...
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Pam B said...

Really nice bag, love the button accent! Florida

Ina Good said...

Very unusual black bag so unique!Love butterflies and lace and button accent.

Team Clark said...

I absolutely LOVE these cool butterflies!!!

Robin Saporito said...

That's so peaceful and dreamlike. I am sure that I lay in this meadow once as a child.

L J Dogsmom said...

The green ribbon adds just the slight touch of color to set it off.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is stunning! And it goes with everything - perfect!

Mary Holshouser said...

the muted background really makes the black stand out.
Beautiful bag.
thanks for sharing

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty! I really like the shadow look to this. Viki in Kansas

Judy said...

Love the bag! It looks great with the darker colors and the awesome stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Adore the look of this bag! Just perfect!!

tallulah1 said...

That is really a pretty bag. I love the subject and I love the colors and the details. Really cool!
Janelle R

cghundley said...

Lovely work here,
great idea for the
phone bag!
Carla from Utah

Shari said...

Oh wow! That bag is gorgeous! Yeah, I think I may have to start making these now.. They are spectacular.

barbara macaskill said...

I LOVELOVELOVE this awesome bag!!! It looks like it is the perfect size for me and I would love to decorate one!!
Great choice of images for this sweet bag!! TFS! Barb in VT

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your background and bold black silhouette of flowers & butterflies!!!

thepaperbaker said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! My favorite :-)

Bobby Warthold said...

Thanks for you ideas, with Christmas coming, a great gift idea.
Regards from Down Under

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the silhouette image.
Sue in Ohio

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous. I would love to see your beautiful design on a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Well done.

Katie said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love the dreamweaver stencil in silhouette. And the trim and button are great touches. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)

McStamper said...

Love your bag. What a unique and lovely idea.

D.Ann C said...

Oh, I REALLY like this! I did one in browns once, but I like this better!! Sunny FL greetings

Marianne B in AZ said...

I was so surprised when I read your blog post to find out the butterflies were stenciled. I really like the bold look against your stamped background. Great looking bag!

Laurie B. said...

This bag is lovely. Nice colors and design.