Monday, April 16, 2012

A cheerful canvas tote....

Hello friends!  I'm so glad you're here, because I have a cheerful craft to show you.

If you read my previous post, you know my family and I are away enjoying a little vacation, but I will continue to post throughout the week. :)

 Remember the post where I showed 
you these? Well it was to make this...

When I thought of this idea, I didn't know about our trip (it was a surprise) but I'm so glad I made it as it will be so useful to carry lotions, books etc.

In my humble opinion, I felt the bag looked so pretty with just the butterflies, but I'm really loving all those bright colours out in stores right now and decided to try a little colour blocking using my faithful DecoArt paint, mixed with fabric medium. 


I also used my new brush from Canvas Corp.  I love the way it absorbs the paint and how smooth the paint goes on; I think it's a combination of two great products. Speaking of great products, Canvas Corp has just introduced beautiful canvas bags and an entire series of new canvas products that I will share with you soon.  

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might have read a few times that I'm linearly challenged.  Meaning I cannot draw a straight line to save my life. Here is proof #1056.  :(  

The butterflies are painted using the technique shown here.  I then embroidered the body of the butterfly with black thread right onto the bag.  I also embroidered the antennae of the butterflies. 


Here I am doing an awkward little foot pose, but don't you love the contrast of the teal and the yellow?

Did I mention I am loving the bright colours in stores?!  I wore this shirt with boyfriend jeans, a little neon pink cincher belt and nude wedges. I also wore a little straw fedora with a messy side braid.  But why am I telling you all this? Well, for the last several weeks, I have been posting outfit inspiration albums and talking a bit about fashion trends over on my FB page and I thought it would be neat if I posted my own outfits for the week (maybe?).


But for now my beautiful friends, I hope you enjoyed this post. 

Have a great day!

much love,
Lucy 

ps. here are two of the many canvas bags I have altered (click on the image to go to the original post)







Carolyn's homework
Home stories A to Z
Primp
The 36th avenue
Someday Crafts
French Country Cottage
2805
Crafty,Scrappy,Happy
Whipperberry
Tatertots and Jello
The girl creative
Chic on a Shoestring decorating
Finding fabulous
My Romantic Home
Simply designing
The Shabby Nest
I heart naptime
Today's creative blog
It's overflowing..
Ask Anna
a.k.a design
Thrifty Decor Chick
Cedar Hill Ranch



12 comments:

  1. Love, Love, Love your totes! AND I love your shoes, too!!!! What a fun post- xo Diana

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  2. I loved the butterfly post and especially love how you used them here! Too cute.



    Kelly

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  3. Adorable bag! I love butterflies, I'm gonna have to do this soon! Hope you are having fun on your vacation! Thank you for taking time out to do these post before you left.

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  4. I hope you and your fabulous bags are having a wonderful vacation.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  5. These are so pretty! I love how the butterflies seem to be flying right off the tote. Just lovely!

    Danielle

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  6. This is so cute, Lucy! Those butterflies are such a fun touch. I hope you're having an awesomely wonderful vacation!!!

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  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your vacation time :o)

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  8. The best I have seen. Gorgeous. I will show it on my site and submit the Craftberry Bush.
    Love

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  9. I've admired your butterflies several times and was reminded of them again when I saw them on 36th avenue. I am already your reader but wanted to stop by again and let you know that I love this tote. I also wanted to tell you that your styling and photos are so inspiring and amazing. Lesley

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  10. Oh, this was darling! You're so creative, Lucy!
    xo Becca

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  11. Lovely! A wonderful idea! yah you're so creative!

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