Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Altered canvas for my sewing room

I made this for my sewing/craft room.
I have featured my blog name
EllenaElizabeth Makes
as if it is written on a blackboard.
I started off with a 12" x 18"canvas
that I collaged with torn off pieces of very old sheet music.
I then proceeded to layer with elements that looked and felt right(to me).
Things that mean something to me, it's a very personal work.
It's just about me.
Hubby and the kids didn't get a look in this time.
Christian references, music, sewing,
my blog name, my nick names,
year of birth, colours etc, all in a vintage theme.
I don't work quickly anymore.
It took me about 2 weeks on and off.
I used so many processes and products it is astounding to me!
Kaisercraft, Webster's Pages, Bobunny, & Studio 112 stickers and papers.
Marianne, Spellbinders, Nelli's Multi frames, Sizzlits
Our Daily Bread die cuts.
Tim Holtz, Our Daily Bread & JustRite stamps.
Bling & Kiddy Glitz.
Tim Holtz, Versa Color & StazOn Inks
The alphabet used for my name on the blackboard is
Sizzlits, Funky Brush.
It's my latest purchase from a facebook selling site.
I LOVE it!!!
And it's the first time I have used Sizzlits.
There's probably a lot more I can't think of now
not to mention the things I had on hand in my stash
can't remember where they came from
but usually Cheapie Shops.
The Our Daily Bread sentiment here was stamped over a
Stampin' Up Pattern Pieces stamp
cut out with Spellbinders labels 4
and distressed with the inks mentioned above.
I love the little dress stickers from Kaisecraft
I love the butterfly diecut I used here.
The coloured butterfly stickers were aged with 
Memories Mists Pale Ale
edged with
Versacolor Bark
I gave each butterfly a little bling centre.
I never get tired of looking at this Our Daily Bread spool and tape diecut.
I had such fun editing my photos
to give them an even more
aged look.
Thankyou for looking today.
I'd love you to leave a comment
and become my follower.
If you do I'll return the favour.


  1. Wow! What a work of art this is and I love that it's so personal and tells so much about you and what you love. I thought it WAS a chalkboard so you really pulled off that effect too. Beautiful!

  2. You did a magnificent job! You know I love the butterfly, especially! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. God bless and I hope to be back soon. Mildred

  3. What a great project!! It is just lovely!


  4. Wow! I love your pretty collage. I even love more how personal it is. That's the best.

    Loved your sweet comments.