Today is full of possibilities

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas I have been working on for a while. While I can sit down and create a layered card with no problem at all, creating a wall canvas is a bit more challenging for me. 

I can't tell you how many times I fuss with my layout trying to figure out the perfect place for all my embellishments. So let me walk you through what i did.

The canvas background was created with magicals and clear gesso.  The moisture of the gesso moves the magical powder perfectly.  I used a larger paint brush to get the streaks. I wanted my canvas to have a distinct sky and grass area.  

Next I added some clear washi tissue tape and adhered it with some distress collage medium. I also added some the tall base swirls to the corners from Architextures.  

I next added some texture paste using the tiles stencil from Tim Holtz. Next I glued down my straws using tombow glue. 

The picture frame was picked up on clearance at my local Michael's store. I removed the backing and added some Tim Holtz collage paper. I also die cut the butterfly using velum and the layered butterfly die from tonic studios.

Once I had my focal point in place, it was just a matter of adding embellishments. I used paper flowers from some chipboard from Prima Marketing. The white leaves were from an old Martha Stewart pack I had in my stash I also added some white pearls.

Finally I added my sentiment "Today Is Full Of Possibilities" which is from the Tim Holtz Quote Chips pack and a couple of butterflies. 

I hope that you enjoyed my project. While these don't come as easy as cards, I really get a lot of satisfaction and joy out of the finished project.

Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. This is just stunning! Love all the textures. I have that same frame and it's been
    sitting on my desk for about a year. lol Just waiting for the right project ...
    thanks for the inspiration!

  2. You made a wonderful job! Love it!


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