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Shabby Chic Canvas

Hello and welcome to a new post for Sin City Stamps! This month Sin City Stamps has partnered with Gelli Arts! What a great combination of products! I've had a great time creating personalized backgrounds with Gelli Arts' Gel Plate, and adding details with SCS stamps. It's almost therapeutic the way the projects come together, and how we have no precise control of the resulting background using the Gel Plate (a truly spontaneous artistic process).

Today I want to show you a 6"x 6" pink, gold, and silver canvas I made.

Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps:
Butterfly Mask
Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask
Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Gelli Arts 5"x 7" Gel Plate
Cotton Wood Arts 6"x 6" canvas (to be released)
Crackle Embossing Paste
Palette knife
Baby wipes
Paints: Poster paint in pink and metallic acrylic paints in gold and silver
Embellishments: 2" lace, 3/8" gross grain ribbon, gold vintage buttons, Fused string pearl beads, pearls, crystals
Adhesives: Uhu all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape

The background was created with Gelli Arts Gel Plate. I also stenciled with crackle paint, which adds to the shabby chic design. I layered many butterflies that I stamped, heat embossed and fuzzy cut to create a 3D effect.

Come check a step by step tutorial I prepared for you! Click here and start the guide to learn how I made this canvas.

I hope you like my project and tutorial! For more about the products used, click on the links added to the supply list. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to submit my project to:
October Challenge - Sparkle 'n Sprinkle

(used Gold Detail embossing powder)
Challenge #48 - Add a Little Dazzle

Halloween or Not - Rhedd's Creative Spirit 
October Challenge - The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
Layer It - Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Think Pink Blog Hop - Die-Versions Blog 
Newsprint / Wording / Sentiment / Quotation - The Sailing Pineapple (see butterflies)


  1. Hi, I left you a comment at SinCity, but I thought I would check your blog out to! I think your work is beautiful

    1. Aww you're such a sweetheart. Your comment means a lot to me. Thank you so much!

  2. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  3. A beautiful canvas, love the background and all the gorgeous embellishing....
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  4. This is a stunning project. Love the color combo. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  5. What a gorgeous canvas! I love how you accented it with the lace and ribbon. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  6. this is sooo gorgeous!! LOVE your amazing colors!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. This is one gorgeous canvas! I love those wonderful butterflies and the colors are so appealing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. there is a lovely flow, sense of movement to this! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  9. Wauw....what wonderful!!!! And you used very beautiful colors!!!! Creatieve groetjes, Anja

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pink and gold combo. It is so feminine and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.


  11. Gorgeous canvas! I love those beautiful butterflies and your colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  12. This is stunning, Gracielle! The color palette is so romantic and feminine and then those butterflies and pearls just take it over the top! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous

  13. Absolute Love. So gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  14. Just amazing, I love every detail! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. This is so beautiful. I love the colour! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  16. Fabulous Card, love all the layers and thank you for using SinCity Stamp Products... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Craft Blog.

  17. I love your butterflies, and they are complimented beautifully by the gorgeous background and embellishments. Thanks for linking up to The Sailing Pineapple x

  18. Gorgeous card!! I love the pink and gold together and your butterflies are just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Die-Versions Think Pink Blog Hop!!

  19. Such a pretty card! So lovin' the butterflies! The pink and gold are so great together! The Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  20. This is so pretty. I love the textures you made with the gelli plate. The butterflies are great, too. Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  21. this is really beautiful! those fabric butterflies are lovely! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    1. Thank you Rachel!!! They're actually cardstock butterflies, not fabric! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  22. So fab! That pink with the! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


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