Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stuck On You Sketches In the Garden Mixed-Media Canvas Layout

In the Garden
Using a 12x12 canvas
and a sketch by SuePup
You can view her blog at

The picture is of Dusty in 2009, we always have a big garden and we all work in it,
I so enjoy taking pictures of the children in the garden.
I have used a Prima butterfly pick, Prima flowers, Silhouette SD for the circle, the title, and iron gate.
Skeleton leaves, 7 Gypsies , DCWV, Graphic 45, MME papers used. Basic Grey card

Martha Stewart punches, Creative Imaginations rub-ons, tags, Tim Holtz stamps,
Tattered Angels butterfly and magnify glass.
I added Artlenz to the magnify glass.
The quote is so perfect
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomolgia 1732

Using a 12x12 primed canvas collect your supplies, and papers.
I always use Golden Paints

Apply using the Traci Bautista collage glue
I buy mine from Joann's

Apply stamps and inks

paints, drying with a heat gun

design to your liking

here was the finished canvas before papers were applied to make the layout

Ink your edges

decide how you would like to lay them
I placed the iron gate down after the first layer

Apply using adhesive and a hot glue gun for the flowers

Hello all,
Yep you know it....I just can't seem to post as much this time of year...with gardening, school projects and all the other goodies I have going on......which at this point is toooooo much!!! This week brings you the SOUS using one of Suepup's sketches....some Amazing sketches she has. be sure to check out her blog .  Every other week SOUS has a new sketch and a challenge so be sure to join us. Then every other week we have a tutorial on some amazing ideas and sure to check them out. I like to hang pictures up on the wall and thought I should do a 12x12 layout on a canvas, so I did....and since this week was the beginning of week 1 at Christy Tomlinson's She Art class. I thought well yeah perfect timing......a wonderful class a must!!!!
 Having all that inspiration running through I have put together a small tutorial to get you started on making 12x12 canvas layouts and then you can hang them or gift them. Fun and so!! You know I like texture and these are perfect for that. Not to mention painterly fun!!!!
So get those paints out and have a great time!!! Hope you have a super weekend!!! Cyber Hugs, Dawn


Micupoftea said...

Oh,WOW, Dawn...this is fabulous! I would enjoy doing this and I think my dd would too! Great texture, LOVE the colors. THANKS so MUCH for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

You are AMAZING!
I have the most inappropriate thing I want to say but won't out of fear of being publicly humiliated in how awful and perverted I am...LOL...but this is so HOT! LOL! Immediately I was in love with this and now I know why..its looked so deep and layered and now I can see why that is..I have GOT to get me some canvas! For real! ALWAYS are one of my MOST favs!

magicwanda said...

O-M-G Girl you are so very artistic! I would never think to do the things you do , you are not afraid to try anything LOVE IT !
Wish I could be half that creative...Hugs Wanda

annette said...

wowee !!! love your canvas work Dawn... thanks for your tutorial... time I started playing again LOL ... X:)

Nanne said...

That is just amazing Dawn.. Wow!! and who would of thought that all that inking and layering turned into such a fantastic masterpiece.. Beautiful stuff girfriend..

Fern said...

OMGOSH Dawn!! First of all I have to pick my jaw up off the floor!! This is beyond gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing how you created that amazing and beautiful background!!! I LOVE IT!!! Hugs!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fabulous colors and texture! This is a busy time for us as well and I don't have near the laundry you do .. LOL

Ness said...

OMG Dawn this is amazing, your take on the sketch is totally awesome, love it. Love Ness xx

Micupoftea said...

HI again, Dawn!! The Smash Journal~check out Supposed to hit stores in April. I think K&Co might be involved, but not sure. It will not be sold online at first, from what I understand. THANK YOU for visiting my Blog.
Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Recipe by

1 pack (1oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (regular or buttermilk, and ignore directions on the packet)
1C mayo
1/2 C milk (or buttermilk depending on which packet you buy)
1 lime
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro
1/4 C green salsa*
hot sauce

Place milk, mayo, and ranch mix in a blender. Juice the lime in there too, you should get about 2T juice. Toss in the garlic, cilantro and green salsa. Blend 'er up. Sample it and add hot sauce to taste. Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken.

*A note about green salsa:
There are several brands of green salsa available in most supermarkets and they have various degrees of heat. One of the most commonly seen brands is Hernandez. Hernandez brand is a lot spicier than any of the others I've tried. Even their medium green salsa is way too spicy for my liking. I like to buy La Costena because their medium is actually really mild. That way I get all of the flavor of the tomatillos but I control the level of heat with the hot sauce. If you're not used to buying green salsa, make sure to sample it first before you put it in the dressing so you know what you're getting into! Let me know how you like it. Check out more recipes and even cooking with kids at
HUGS to you!! You rock! xo

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