Well, I have waited and waited to share this project with you, and the time has finally arrived! Waaaaay back in October, I announced that I had been chosen as a Crew Member in the Vintage Marketplace for Canvas Corp Brands. Our first team challenge was to create a 4×4 canvas to represent us, and our style. This was supposed to go live on December 1st, but the holidays, shipping problems, and CHA caused the deadline to be pushed back over and over again. But the long awaited day has come, and here at last, is my Maritime Canvas.
I began by spraying the canvas with various mists from the Tattered Angels Maritime Paint System. I then covered my canvas with images from the beautiful Maritime 6×6 paper collection. The colors and images in this collection are so my style! I just love them. I added some charms and loads of shells that I’ve collected from our many long walks on the North Carolina Shore.
The letter tiles were in my stash….many a Scrabble game has been purchased at many a yard sale! I inked these up with more of the mists, and then added an apothecary’s bottle, filled with sand and itty bitty shells to complete the vignette.
I wrapped the canvas with my favorite Natural Jute String. It always makes me think of the sea! And,can yousee the cute mini kraft bag and tag peeking out from between the fish and the sailor? The seashell tag disappears down into the tag. I always enjoy adding a little interactive element to my projects! I stamped the bag with the compass and embossed it in gold. My seam binding ribbon was customized with more of the Maritime Paint system.
Oh, this Maritime Canvas makes me long for a walk along the shore! I’d freeze my head off right now…but soon…very soon! And until then, I’ll look at this little canvas and dream of the sea!
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