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May Arts + Stampendous Fun!

Welcome to Day #1 of the 
Be sure to start with May Arts Blog and leave a comment so that 
you're in the running for one of THREE prizes to be given away at the end of the week:
**1 spool of ribbon, a jumbo cling stamp set and handle**
I have two different projects to share today using the goodies that
Stampendous sent, and some May Arts ribbon of course :)
First up is an 8X10 canvas that I framed for hanging.
I'm not much of a 'mixed media' artist, so I went fairly clean-and-simple with this:

For the stamping: I used the Spider Mum Jumbo Cling Stamp, along with 
Black Staz-On Ink and Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils by Faber Castell.

 I stamped the 'mum' part first and then came back and added the stem and leaves.
For the coloring, I blended four different colors of Aquarelles: 121, 115, 111 & 108.
After the coloring was completed, I blended the shades together with a blending pen.

The leaves were a blend of Olive by Close To My Heart and the Aquarelle #108.
I added some dimension along the stem with a strand of the beautiful new 
3mm Diamond Chain in black from May Arts.  To adhere the strand to the canvas,
I used a bead of Glossy Accents...but any strong, clear adhesive glue should work.

I removed the glass from the frame and then inserted the canvas.  
After doing so, I trimmed around the inner edge of the frame with 
Olive Mini Pom Pom Ribbon using fabric glue.
Finally, a yellow bow from the 5/8" Grosgrain Dots Ribbon was added.

And next up is a sweet little hanging that was quick, fun and easy to assemble!
I've used the Stampendous Stack Art Embellishment Kit and the Sumptuous Stack Art
Elements Kit EK MO3, along with patterned paper from Authentique Paper's
 Flourish Collection and Teal 5/8" Satin/Grosgrain Double Band Ribbon and lace
trim from May Arts.

In the kit, you will find chipboard pieces along with matching sheets of adhesive.
Just apply the die-cut adhesive over the chipboard shape and then glitter!
There is also a sheet of different quotes that will fit into the window opening.
These make really cute gifts to have on hand for those last-minute parties or
forgotten birthdays :)

That is all that I have for you today...hope that you've enjoyed today's hop!
Don't forget to check in at the May Arts' Blog each day this week for more inspo!


  1. Great projects! Your watercolor technique looks amazing! Great job!

  2. Love your projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  3. Beautiful! You've inspired me to try my hand at making a canvas print for the wall! Thank you!

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  5. Perfect simplicity on the Spider Mum Canvas!

  6. Your framed Spider Mum is absolutely gorgeous! I really want some of those Stampendous kits foryour chipboard tag is darling! I didn't know they were available. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. You did an excellent job on coloring the flower. Love the diamond chain as the stem of the flower. Great picture. The little wall hanging is nice. A fast, small present whenever you need a little gift.

  8. Love all the dimension in that flower! It is a work of art!

  9. These are beautiful projects! I love how you used the ribbon around the picture frame!

  10. Your canvas is so pretty! Love the way you used the diamond chain ribbon for the stem!! Very cool!
    Your tag is sparkaliscious and I love the ribbon over the wings and the lace ribbon that you used in the back.. Such pretty projects! TFS!

  11. Beautiful projects. I love what you did with the canvas. I think I will try this using a couple of frames I found at a flea market. Thanks for sharing.

  12. what fun projects - love the addition of the bow and the rhinestones on the canvas art!

  13. wow that flower is just beautiful!!! I would love to try that! thank you for sharing.

  14. Wonderful projects. I like how you embellished with the May Arts products.

  15. I love Spider Mums. Great coloring job.

  16. Love your framed flower. Beautiful project

  17. Beautiful projects! I love the bright colors.

  18. What beautiful coloring on the Spider Mum Canvas and what a great use of the 3 mm Diamond Chain and the Mini Pom Pom Ribbon. Wow!

  19. Lovely work. Your
    canvas flower is
    so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  20. What great projects! Love your CAS approach to the canvas.

  21. Love your projects. The flower is just beautiful - great coloring.

  22. WOW - BOTH projects are GORGEOUS Shellye!!!

    LOVE how you added the diamond chain to the stem and framed your BEAUTIFUL watercolour with the min pompoms - WOW - so elegant and deserving a frame!!!
    LOVE the colours, ribbon, trim and sparkle of your wall hanging too!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful crafty inspiration :)

  23. love the altered art. what a cool idea to use the bling as the stem. so pretty.

  24. Sweet projects. Love the colors in the second one, especially!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. Wow, these projects are so gorgeous and you have some serious stamping skills! I love it!! I'm so excited to be on the Chickaniddy team with you!

  26. Lovely work Shelly! I missed the gorgeous chain ribbon the first time I looked at it, but sure spotted it now. Thanks for sharing.

  27. I absolutely love both of your projects! The gems along the stem and the pom pom ribbon add so much to the piece. Wonderful job! And I can't wait to play with the Stampendous stack art. It looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  28. I love the 3D picture. The tag is so beautiful.

  29. Wow that flower is really really stunning!

  30. Your post just shows how diverse 2 projects can be. I adore the framed spider chrysanthemum - it's stunning

  31. Must buy that stunning spider Mum stamp, love your framed Project!

  32. these projects are so pretty but i really like the canvas! tfs


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