Sunday, June 22, 2014

It's the Little Things in Life......

This layout was tricky because I wanted to be able to submit it to multiple challenges (check out their blogs using the links at the end of this post). I also wanted to use burlap and my little dog Jaz (she's 13 years old). 

Jazmin will bring me her coat/jacket if she is cold. I keep her clothes in a chest by the front door so she can choose at will. Can you say adorable? 

Now to the art! First I applied some gesso to frame where I would place my photo. 

Then I layered the photo of little Jaz with papers from the Mariposa stack (clearance bin at Joannes). 

used metal pieces that I got in an ephemera pack from Spareparts as well as some flowers and other spare items to complete the LO. This LO is from the SOE sketch for the June challenge. The black circle was made using the lid of a Tupperware bowl and black acrylic paint. Hehe! Use what you've got, no? 

This canvas was submitted to the following challenges:
Craftitude Challenge 67-Flowers and/or Lace (HERE)

Scraps of Elegence June Challenge on Facebook (HERE) or their blog (HERE)

Left of Center Challenge 34-Use Metal (HERE)

Thanks for reading and leaving your lovely comments. It brightens my day! Carpe Diem! ~€


  1. What a great canvas! I love all the layers and embellishments you've added. When I first popped over to your page I was a little surprised, your little Jaz looks a lot like my dog Pappy. He likes to wear his sweaters too, but he hasn't brought them to me yet. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us over at Left of Center Challenges.

    1. Oh? I want to see Pappy! I bet he is a cutie pie. Thanks for checking out my blog! I went to Creative Chaos and looked for Pappy but saw the weeping woman layout and had to say, awesome job!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to enter the LOC something metal challenge, this is a fantastic entry, the metal embellishments really make the picture pop up from the canvas.
    DT member Cat. xx

  3. I really like using metal embellishments in my art. Thankfully LOC had the metal challenge this month! Iove Steampunk so metal is a must. Thanks for checking out my blog!