“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Friday, January 29, 2016

Moulin Rouge

how do the days fly by so quickly!!?
I promise to be better at this from now on..
December was a very 
enlightening month.
January has been a bit of the same actually:)
either way,  I'm back.

As some of you may know
I'm part of the Canvas Corp design team.
Our first task was to create a 4x4 canvas showcasing our style.

This is my finished canvas.

It is inspired by Moulin Rouge.
I love the bold colors,  patterns and glitter that infuses the film. 
Since I cannot have the gorgeous elephant house Satine lives in..I thought I'd recreate it..
on a much smaller scale of course.

Supplies for this include:
4x4 canvas
decorative wooden  frame
wooden curlicue accents
loose rhinestones and rhinestone strips
small canvas flowers
metallic gold pipe cleaner
small paper mache elephant
 Tattered Angels glimmer mist in festival pink
Canvas Corp scrapbook paper "sending love words on ivory"
*small star ornament
assorted paint brushes
 acrylic paints in 
white, hot pink, dark blue, turquoise, purple, gold, light blue
hot glue gun and glue sticks
(these supplies can be found at a craft store, you can also find tattered angels and canvas corp goodies here)

Cut out words from the scrapbook paper, set aside.
start by painting the canvas a mixture of 
dark blue and turquoise, once it dries sprinkle with white paint.
add rhinestone strips to edges of canvas
spray small canvas flowers with pink glimmer mist & let them dry.
Paint the frame hot pink, add a dry brush of purple.
paint the curlicues gold.
glue curlicues, loose rhinestones and flowers to the frame
add 'love words' with a glue stick
 then glue the frame to the back of the canvas.

paint the elephant light blue
add it's 'accessories' with hot pink, gold and dark blue paint.
the cage is made from a gold pipe cleaner twisted into a pretzel shape,
then glued on top.
hot glue elephant to the center of the canvas.

* the star ornament is optional..it can also be created out of cardboard
painted gold and covered in coarse glitter

This has been one of my favorite creations to date...it's easy to make and inexpensive.

I'll be posting more projects and everyday happenings
regularly from now on...:)
Hope you have a great weekend!