Friday, March 30, 2012

Do more than just exist!

Hi everyone!!

A co-worker had given me one of his napkins from a set that he bought at Ikea... they had the cutest little birdies on it and I just couldn't wait to cut out those birds and use them on a canvas!!! 

(I also used Echo Park's Summer Days collection -- the alphas are from that collection and so are the sticker elements!)



I created the 'shadow' look of my title/quote by starting with cutting my letters out with my Cricut... after  they were cut out... I took the negative alphas and painted them onto my canvas... then after they dried, I put my original alphas I cut out on top of them!







Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

43 comments:

  1. Hey Girlfriend,

    This is truly amazing, very well done. It's edgy, great contrast and the composition is perfect....I think you should send it in for publishing. I'm serious!

    Very, very well done sweetie.

    Hugs-N-Love,
    Meri

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  2. I absolutely love this masterpiece Julie! First of all, the idea of using napkin images on the canvas is genius. Secondly, could those birds be any cuter? No way! Love the colors and the sentiment. Total perfection!

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  3. Very very lovely! Loved your earlier Oz piece too! Wow you are on a roll!

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  4. I love that shadow looked on the alphas... so clever... lovely colors...the red just stands out... and those birdie can't be any cuter... thanks for your love Julie... truly appreciate..its all I need now... enjoy weekend... hugs..xoxo

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  5. Julie this is beautiful! I love the bright colours and those birds are gorgeous!! Lovin the painted letters too! Fabulous!

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  6. How pretty! I can't believe that is a napkin...so creative sweetie- love that shadow effect

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  7. Very very cool, I love the shadowing of the letters!

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  8. Wow love the effect you have created with the alphas! Tx

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  9. Julie, I LOVE this saying...so true & your birds really are cute...I like that bg you've done, too. Happy weekend:):):)

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  10. Julie, I LOVE this saying...so true & your birds really are cute...I like that bg you've done, too. Happy weekend:):):)

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  11. OH MY! A napkin---get out! LOVE those birds! So fabulous!

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  12. Oh Oh Oh! I'm totally diggin on this one Julie!!! WOW! That bright orangey red is intensely beautiful, plus those cool birds and the AWESOME quote!!! One of my faves of yours!!!

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  13. Love your altered canvas!!
    What a fun quote and love all the bright colors!!
    I love to use napkins and wrapping paper to fussy cut with once in awhile! Its amazing all the fun things we can use to create with.
    You rocked this canvas!!

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  14. OOOHHH, this canvas looks WONDERFUL Julie!! I love the brids from the ikea napkins to, they look so cute! The shadow that you've created with your cricut is really cool, great idea!!

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  15. WOW Julie, what an awesome project, pure art :) :)

    Love the birdies

    have a nice weekend!

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  16. wow, this is artsy and oh so cool, i love your original inspo story too, amazing.

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  17. Lovin this alot Julie!! I love how bright it is, the birds, and those letters :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  18. You are rockin' these cute canvases Julie!! I love that you used the birdie images from a napkin and the shadowed title letters look really cool!

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  19. Beautiful! I totally want to see what those napkins looked like.

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  20. Wow Julie this is really cool!

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  21. This is wonderful Julie - so bright and cheery and those birdies are too darn cool...

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  22. This is just fab and I agree with it! Yeah!

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  23. Wow, that is awesome! You can make a work of art out of just about anything, can't you! Well done!

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  24. What a great idea, Julie!! I just love this!!!

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  25. This looks awesome my friend. I just love those bright colors..

    Hugs~

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  26. WOW, what a fabulous idea! I love how this turned out! The lettring is super cool and love tehe birdies!! Very creative!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  27. Only you would think to use a napkin on a project! Super creative...I love it :)

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  28. Seriously? ANOTHER fabulous canvas and message.. i love it!!!!

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  29. Such a bright & happy canvas! Love it!

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  30. This is very cool!!! I like effects you did! :)

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  31. Wow! I love the bright red and the way you did the wording! :)

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  32. what a beautiful sentiment and canvas! i really love this. :-)

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  33. Fab idea and love the sentiment :)

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  34. smart idea with the letters... this is too cool !!

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