Monday, August 20, 2012

My Favorite Love Story...

As many, if not all of you know, I am Fiskateer #6036.  All this month we have had "The Fiskateer Games" in honor of the Olympics.  This is the last week and the theme for this week is "Home Decor".  Emma Jeffery - Lead Fiskateer #7981 asked us to:  "Show me some creative expression by altering a blank canvas (of any size) while also incorporating some Fiskars tools".  This is my creation:

 I started with an  11 X 14 canvas from Big Lots.  Then I used assorted letter stickers from my stash.  I painted over the letter stickers with a foam brayer from The Dollar Tree, using Master's Touch acrylics in Grey Purple (it looks blue on here).  Using a paper piercer, I removed the letters carefully.  One of the letters came off on the brayer, so I will need to use some stickier stickers next time.  I used a Fiskars Ultra Shape Express template to cut the heart shape out of some packing cardboard.  Then I painted it in Master's Touch Lemon Yellow acrylic paint.  While the paint was still wet, I rubbed in some ultrafine yellow glitter.  I love the texture the cardboard and nylon netting gave.

  After the paint dried, I stapled some glittery white nylon netting onto the heart, wrapped it around and tied it on the front.  Then I stapled some more to the top-back creating a way to hang it.  I loosely modeled this from a creation I saw on Pinterest - by  I was so glad I spent yesterday morning browsing my daughter's, Cordelia, Pinterest boards!   I really like this and I hope you do too.  Hope you take some time to be creative today.


  1. What a fabulous canvas Donna - LOVE IT ALL!!!

    ... definitely a sentiment to share and a great reminder to have on display :)

  2. Beautiful! Where are you going to hang it?

    1. In our bedroom, purple would not go well in the livingroom...