The 80’s Canvas

I want to share a canvas I made featuring lots of goodies from the store, but a picture that is part of me, part of my history. This is a picture of “The 80’s”, It was a chunk of land~ 80 acres out in the middle of the forest that we would go and camp every weekend growing up. When I had kids, we camped and explored and just enjoyed nature. But such is life and when people pass, the land changed hands, it was an end to an era.


But to the canvas it’s self. I started with a fair amount of time just trying to get the coloration of the background, I wanted it to flow. After I got the background colours the way I wanted, I started with some background stamping using both the Distress Plaid 2 and the Distress Crackle Stamp.


Here is a video of the creative process. There is some painting in the beginning but the process is relaxing.

As you saw in the video, I  only used the horizontal portion on the weave stencil, still working with the flow of the canvas


I am so famous for just cutting all my chipboard apart so why should I change with the Maze Panel, I do think it gives me more options for the simple layering on this project.

Then to find the right title title. something big enough considering this is a large enlongated canvas,  but also something with meaning. I treasure the 40 plus years we had at our little piece of heaven in the woods, I treasure all the memories and fun times we had. I treasure the pure beauty of nature and that that was all around me.


So of course when I saw the inspiration mood board from Mixed Media Place,  I fell in love with the colours and the photo on the left hand side. Stunning inspiration.


Thank you for sharing this project with me and stopping by.




Creative Embellishments

Plaid Distress Stamp #2

Distress Crackle Stamp

Treasure Words Boarder

Maze Panel

Weave Stencil

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sea Mint Green, Time Traveler Teal, Green With Envy Green, Ponderosa Pines Olive, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Hydrangea Blue Gag Me with a Spoon Gray.

Petaloo Textured Elements, mini Gerber Daisy Teal

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Die-Cut Elements, Paint Chips Stickers, Paint Chips Tags.

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14 Responses to The 80’s Canvas

  1. The land looks beautiful, such a lovely place to have created many years of happy memories with your family. I enjoyed watching the video of your creative process. The background really shows off the sereneness of the photo. A lovely canvas.

  2. tusia lech says:

    Wonderful colours! And watercolours effect is gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place.

  3. Tracy Welham says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. Wow! Great work!!!
    Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!

  5. Carmen Poma says:

    Me gusta la combinación de colores.

  6. Ola Khomenok says:

    Amazing project! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  7. Very beautiful and interesting project Heather!! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

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