4×4 Canvas Challenge


I love a good challenge and Canvas Corp definitely supplied their 2015 design team with one. Each design team member was given a 4×4 canvas and directed to create the canvas in their own design style. I typically work on an 8×10 or larger canvas, so to create on such a small work surface was challenging to say the least.

I created a design on a larger canvas (see below) for Canvas Corps booth at CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) and decided to add the 4×4 as its companion. The artwork on the larger canvas was bridal themed so I kept the 4×4 with the same theme as well. The focus of the smaller canvas was its color palette of pink, green, and teal. I love teal, I REALLY LOVE teal! It pairs beautifully with a soft pink and green. I added a few Swarovski crystals to complete the bridal aspect of the design and attached the wording in honor of the bride.

If you would like to vote for your favorite 4×4 canvas, and see the other designs as well, please follow the link below.







Love is in the air!

1-P1000849Dinius-Valentines Card

Valentines Day is just around the corner and I have been busy working on numerous cards for the holiday. My favorite card was created for my husband of thirty years. He has been my greatest supporter and the one I turn to when I need an honest opinion.  He amazes me with his creative thinking skills and his outside-the-box perspective. He has been my best friend, my cheerleader, my chef, my dry cleaner, and the greatest love of my life. I have been blessed to have him in my life and cannot imagine a life without him!

This design was created using Canvas Corp brand papers and burlap. The paints used were Tattered Angels high impact and glitter mists. If you are looking for color saturation that brings life to your work, try Tattered Angels High Impact paints. They are definitely worth every penny!