Burlap Christmas Canvas

I love digging through old family photos and when I found this one, I knew I had to create some sort of family keepsake. I wanted to create something I could display every holiday season as a keepsake and reminder of my Mother-in-law who is no longer with our family.

This photo is of my husband's mom when she was a child. She is the one sitting on the left.  It is a great vintage Santa photo, but makes it even more special having a family member in it.

I created this burlap panel using ephemera and metal elements from Tim Holtz.  To see how I created this burlap wall hanging click on my video below.

In this video I talk about what worked and what didn't. Hopefully it will give you some tips if you decide to create one of these keepsakes of your own. I have listed all the products I used below.

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  1. A stunning canvas..I love the colour choice too, it really stands out and makes a stunning background for all your gorgeous elements...so seasonal too.
    A fab entry for our challenge this month over st Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  2. beautifully showcased and the colors really do make it pop - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  3. This is so very pretty Monica! Lovely elements! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Such a lovely canvas. I like the old picture in the middle of it.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  5. I love your family oriented Christmas panel. So rich in colour and meaning too!

    1. oops...thanks for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this December.

  6. Love your burlap panel, so festive and so special with a lovely relative in it. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  7. What a beautiful burlap project. LOVE the picture, too! Thank you for playing along with HLS December Mixed Media Challenge!


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