Monday, August 15, 2016

CCB and D2BA Product Match-Up

Welcome to my stop on the August 15, Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp Brands, blog hop!  If you just happened upon my stop, be sure to start at the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to get the full hop line-up!  There will be a second hop on August 19 with other member of the design team, so be sure to stop back then too!

I decided to use my products from the two companies to create a mini-album for my upcoming cruise to Alaska.  Here is the cover of the mini.  I had been sent an adorable burlap pillow to use in my project, but I pretty much ruined it playing with it, so I cut it up and used the pieces in various ways.  I dyed some of it with Tattered Angels Sapphire Glimmer Mist and Soft Pewter Gray Glaze for the background of the flower.  The rolled flower is another piece of the pillow that I rolled on a gluber.  I painted the base of the Dare 2B Artzy Shine On Lighthouse with the gray glaze as well.

I love those adorable mini-clothespins from Canvas Corp Brands!  Here's a pic of one of the inside pages that features a Dare 2B Artzy Ahoy Mate fox!  Isn't he super cute?

I'm not an expert with spray inks.  In fact, most of the time, they sorta blow up on me.  hahaha My technique is finger painting.  I finger painted many of the elements of my album (like the Octopus above and this chip piece from UmWow studio) with the gray glaze, the sapphire mist as well as some Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Paint in Copper.

And another of my favorite pages.  Love those clothespins.  All of the paper used in today's project is from the Canvas Corp Brands Natural Nautical Collection.  So pretty!  The inside pages of my mini are paper over envelopes so I could have a pull out tag for each one for more pictures or for memorabilia!

And one more little element to show.  I recently got my hands on the Dare 2B Artzy Bright Birthday Stamps.  I added the dotted circle stamp from that set in a few places in my this:

That is it for the Dare 2B Artzy Design team portion of this set.  Be sure to check out the Canvas Corp brands blog for more crafty inspiration.  Be sure to comment on each stop of the hop to be eligible for some crafty goodness.

I'm also going to give away a surprise package of blog candy for one lucky commenter on my blog.  All you have to do is go "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page, tell me you did so in your comment, and check back on August 20 to see if you are the lucky winner!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



  1. Love your project and thanks for sharing your "oops" with the sprays. It makes me feel better that I don't always do things right the first time either. Some of those mistakes are my favorite pieces.

  2. Awesome project Karen! I love the album idea and the incorporated D2BA images. Your Tattered Angels accents turned out great!!

  3. Oh WOW Karen! That mini album looks awesome!! LOVe everything about it!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Such a fabulous mini album! Love the little fox!

  5. Such a fabulous mini album! Love the little fox!