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1.12.2009

New Project...New Look


For the new year, I decided to go for a new look. {See the new photo?} My hair is a lot darker and shorter! It's much easier to manage and is fun! I change my hairstyles often, keeping myself {like my crafts} bold and new! The hairstyle is a week old, but I just got the chance to get this photo taken by my DH, Mac. He's a great photographer!

This project was inspired by Loonie Stamper's Challenge, who challenged everyone to do an altered pink project. I altered a canvas using fabric, ribbon, metal, and a picture. Using fabric instead of paper adds so much texture, especially for home decor altered items.

This project does not take a long time and you can create it too:
  1. Cut a piece of fabric to cover the front, sides, and part of the back of the canvas.
  2. Apply gel medium to front of canvas, then adhere fabric.
  3. Apply gel medium to one side of the canvas and adhere fabric.
  4. To close the end, fold the end (as if you were wrapping a present) and adhere.
  5. Continue adhering fabric to the remaining sides.
  6. Tie ribbon around canvas into a bow. (TIP: Only cut ribbon to wrap around the canvas, then cut another piece to tie a bow on the front to conserve ribbon)
  7. Adhere metal sentiment to fabric.
  8. Clip embellished paper clip to photograph and adhere to fabric.
  9. Cut prongs of brads down, then adhere to fabric.
  10. Adhere rhinestones to fabric.
Here are some tips when working with fabric:
  • Adhere using Golden Gel Medium
  • When adhering anything to fabric, use Alene's Tacky Glue (which I use almost all the time to make everything stay in place)
  • Any questions? Just ask because I've worked with fabric a whopping 3 times now!
:: My Goodies {love fabric canvas}::
Fabric: Anna Griffin-Dorothy Damask (pink)
Accessories: Golden gel medium; Making Memories-charmed quotes 'time', clips, paperie mocha brads; Papertrey Ink-raspberry fizz satin ribbon; Hero Arts-rhinestones; photograph
Canvas Size: 6 x 6

10 comments:

Charlene Austin said...

Hello Gorgeousness!! And I mean your new look! You look amazing!!

AND OH MY LORD---is this altered project ever wicked! Seriously---WOW! That fabric is stunning. I need to go buy me some canvases now.

Thanks for playing GF!

Jewels said...

Ashley, This project is simply stunning. I absolutely love it!! What a wonderful Idea!!

Deanna said...

Stunning Ashley... love the little hint of bling you added to the fabric!

Wendy said...

This is outstanding...and don't tell the others but I think yours is the best!! And you aren't even a loonie!!!LOL

Wendy said...

OMGosh, I just noticed your photo too, I love it! You can see your pretty face now!! Your hot!

Regan said...

wow on both the photo and project---gorgeous

thanks for playing with us Loonies!!!

maria fiscella said...

Congrats on your new look! And wowza - what a beautiful project!!!! Thanks so much for playing along.

Stamping Cafe said...

This is stunning!

Savitri said...

Awesome layout and the new look is great! Love the hair, girl!!!

Anthonette said...

Hi Ashley, I'm so behind in checking in on your blog. Love the new hair. I desperately need a hair cut. I have my hair in a pony tail right now.

Gorgeous canvas! That Anna Griffin fabric is perfect. No wonder Charlene and the Loonies loved your project too.

Tell Mac his photography is AMAZING!

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