Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Altered Claudine Canvas

One of the best things about Ranger U, was of course, learning from the pros themselves. One of them, Claudine Hellmuth, not only taught us the ropes on what her awesome products can do, but she also taught us how to make a canvas using cool. I was able to complete my canvas...or so I thought. Once I came home, I decided it needed more, much more. So now it's my Altered Claudine Canvas used to show off my kids, and it was perfect to use for my Funkie Design Team piece for Frilly & Funkie's fortnightly challenge of "alter it". If you want to play along, you have until May 15th.
You so need to peek at all the other Design Team's blogs for massive inspiration. This is truly a talented team, and I am so fortunate to be able to be apart of it. And, don't forget to hit the Funkie Junkie Boutique for some awesome prices on great product.
Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie
Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps and Scraps 
Teresa Kline - Paperie Blooms
Terry Horrall -  Terry's Work In Progress 
Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 
Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness
This was my original canvas...gorgeous already.
I used Alcohol Ink to stain all my metal pieces to give them a rosy look to coordinate with my canvas.
More staining with Alcohol Ink.
I also colored these green beads with Alcohol Ink to coordinate.
The beads, nails, and bead findings were used to make ornate feet for the canvas.
Paper roses, glass drops with map backgrounds, and seam binding ribbon were added as well.
The numbers were adhered to memo pins, which will hold pictures.  A bird and nest completed all the embellishments.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Oooooh!!!!! That's just stunning, I love the little bird in its nest & adding the photos of your kids was inspired. What a great piece.

  2. This is wonderful Anita... yet again, you manage to get the ball right out of the ballpark!

    I love both versions of the canvas, it looks great with all the additions too. The pink tint on all the metal is beautiful and the 'legs' it stands on are so clever.

    The bird 'proudly watching it's brood' is such a perfect analogy for motherhood. Beautiful photo's of your lovely family too xx

  3. Love your altered canvas. What a lovely way to display photos of your children. Love that you stood the canvas on feet too. Lovely colours and layers of interest on the canvas. Lovely. Tracy x

  4. Oh, gorgeous! I love all the texture and dimension in this piece. Wonderful colors and images, too. Altering it for photo display is can change out the photos, so it's always up to date. A wonderful piece!

    1. Kathy...been trying to find your email or blog to drop you a note of thanks for all your kind comments. Please drop me a line directly to my email! Thank you tons!!!

  5. Absotively beautimous, Anita!

  6. Wowza! What a totally unique and funky project, Anita... I love it! The memo pins as holders for the numbers/pics is a wonderful idea.

  7. Gorgeous Hon, just gorgeous!! The box feet are so clever!!

  8. Yes, the orginal canvas was gorgeous, but now this is spectacular! Love all the added little treasures and the pictures of your children. What a wonderful alteration! Have fun!

  9. You've done it again, Kiddo! This is absolutely gorgeous ... LOVE all the amazing details here!

    The Kidlettes are adorable!!

  10. I think the feet you made are spectacular! Glad you loved Ranger U.

  11. Love how you've altered it! Those feet are something else! Great idea! I'm going to remember that one!! Simply stunning!

  12. Absolutely fabulous piece Anita. I love everything about it and your kids are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.............Annie :)

  13. Anita, this canvas is stunning!
    Love how all the elements come together.
    Thanks for sharing how you did this!

  14. Your canvas is so amazing, Anita! Don't you love how you think it's finished and then you go into this creative mode and kick it up a notch? I love all of the embellishments you added! It really made what was already a beautiful canvas into a really amazing piece of art! <3 Candy

  15. Thank for joining my blog. This canvas has so giong on, the bead feet, the alcohol ink, pink fowers and of your children.

  16. Gorgeous canvas Anita ! I love the feet, never would have thought of that. Sue C x


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