Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Canvas Art using July's Inspiration

Hi this is Marivic, giving Helen's challenge a try this month and also killing 2 birds with 1 stone and making this project for Zeus and Zoe Challenge.

I made this Art canvas following Helen's inspiration photo and Jaz Lee's OTP challenge requirement.

I used 12x12 canvas which I misted I primed with gesso, misted with Tattered Angel's vintage pink. In the background, I used modeling paste mixed with Martha Stewart's acrylic paint and using brick stencil and script stencil. I also used journaling stamp using gesso on the bottom of the canvas.

Just added a few bits and pieces from Zeus and Zoe Custom Kit. The image is from a 2012 Calendar. I hated the fact that I had to cut the calendar, but I love the image so much, it is worth cutting it. Thank you to Calendars.com and I found the same calendar and got 3 more so I can use the images for this purpose, forget about birthdays and appointments!!

These flowers are my latest project lately. I spent so many hours making them it gives me so much pleasure after the seeing the final result. I hand-cut each petal, painted them with Luminarte, hand-curl each petal and glue them all together.

So far, I've done a bouquet of them...I made over 10 flowers in different colors. I enjoy making them, so relaxing for me, makes me forget about stress.. .even though it takes me about 3 hours to make each one of them.

Here is Helen's Challenge again:

Inspirational Challenge

How's this for a "PRETTY IN PINK" CHALLENGE?!
I hope that you are inspired by the images I have
chosen off Pinterest for you!!  You need to read
up about exactly what you need to do too...
This month we have a fab new sponsor, none other than 

Ruby Rock-it offers a range of products for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking,
 Paper Craft, Embellishments, Bling, Chipboard, and so much more.

"Scrapping is love made visible!" 

Yup YOU could win that ENTIRE prize pack!  So listen up for all the deets...

The prize above is for our merit winner.  We also have a prize for our random

winner too.  That prize is sponsored by Zeus and Zoe - Marivic's Kit Store.

You can win this entire pack of keys!  They are gorgeous!!
To win this random prize everyone has an equal chance, just by entering!

Zeus and Zoe Challenge:

Our challenge for July 15th: 
Create an altered project that is OTP (Off the page). You can be creative and design anything ie jewelleries, cigarboxes, mini albums, altered bottles, just anything that inspire you. Entries must be received by AUGUST 15, 2012.

Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand made embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!

1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your
entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you 
are playing along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link 
back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the

15th day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the

sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the

comments section please.

Winner will receive beautiful embellishment packs from 

A package of vintage-style buttons from 
 (You will receive similar buttons as pictured)

And we will pick a random winner who will receive a set of vintage-
style set of skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop

We hope to see your beautiful projects!!


  1. Wow, Marivic - this is just beautiful...love the pink base colour & that rope of 'pearls' looks gorgeous...but absolutely nothing compares to your AMAZING roses. All I can say is I'm glad you enjoy making them, because they are stunning:):):) And good on you for getting more of the images you like!!!!!

  2. Love your canvas Marivic...is really gorgeous..and so beautifully soft with the colouring! Love those flowers too....definitely made with lots of love and patience! Truly gorgeous!

  3. Wow! This is breathtakingly gorgeous! Wow! Love everything about this!

  4. What a great project! Love your flowers!

  5. Wow Marivic! What a gorgeous project and your flowers are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. those flowers are so gorgeous. sell them!!! loved the canvass too.

  7. Oh marivic! This is just gorgeous.........breathtaking.......and dont get me started on the flowers!! Just stunning. Channa

  8. Marivic this is gorgeous!!! I love this project wow!!!!

  9. Your flowers are the bomb!! Truly gorgeous!! No-one could ever pay you enough for them!! And thanks for playing along with my challenge hehehe - beautiful job - you are a natural with these canvases - love how you build up each layer right from the base up with the stencils and stamping. My favourite way to create!

  10. You did great job Marivic! I love your paintings-it inspires me. Keep it up!


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