Thursday, March 1, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: March Kit Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaway!


The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's March release blog hop! If you've just arrived from Ryann's site, then you came to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle (←you are here)

The Reveal:
I made a 7 x 7" canvas wall hanging for my nephew. 

Canvas Wall Hanging
The Kit:
March's Fresh Baked Kit is entitled, "Sunday Afternoon" to match Webster's Pages 6 x 6 tablet called "Sunday Picnic" which is included in this kit. The clear stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop has images and sentiments to match the patterned papers because it was made exclusively for Paper Made Bakery just for this release! Everything is perfectly coordinated so you can just start making your cards or altered items. 

PMB's March Kit


The Details:
The kit always comes with really fun embellishments, and this month is no different. The inspiration for my project was actually the 2" wide Maya Road Mega Bottle Cap. I was looking at it and it reminded me of the lens on my Cannon S95 camera, so I decided to paper piece a camera. I punched out a photo with a 2" circle punch and it fit perfectly in the bottle cap. I thought the camera was the right size to place on a small wall hanging.


I had previously purchased a finished canvas wall art at the dollar store for the purpose of altering it. It was cheaper to purchase a finished piece than a plain stretched canvas from the craft store. Go figure. I liked the green background color and the stitching already on the artwork so I kept that for my border. I just covered up the center image. 


Since there were the stitched Xs on there, I decided to repeat the design. I stitched a row of Xs on my camera and also randomly added some to my title to tie everything together.  


I used the stamp set for part of my title and cut out the main word with my Cricut on the lovely embossed Swiss Dot cardstock. I also used the stamp set to paper piece a kit to add some interest to the background. 


The bows on the kite tail reminded me of a bow tie so I popped one on my nephew's photo. Hee hee. Just be creative and have fun with the kit. You'll be surprised with what you can come up with. 

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thanks for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving a prize to one lucky participant. Here are the different ways you can win:

1. Comment on each blog, the more you comment, the better chance of winning!  
2. Share this hop on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or in an email.  
3. Comment on PMB's Facebook wall


A winner will be announced Sunday Afternoon, March 4, 2012.

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on the blog all month long. 

Thanks for hoppin' by,

36 comments:

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

This is beautiful, something to treasure!

Angie Blom said...

great altered piece.. love the stamp you used.. what a cutie!!

Live.Teach.Create said...

Such an adorable little canvas! Totally cute wall art! :)

Lisa Arana said...

Oh boy Michelle... what a great piece of altered art! I love how you used a premade canvas painting.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cute! That kit looks fabulous, and fits right in with the paper, and I love the sentiment on the box!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! LOVE how you used that tin! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

missstamper said...

What a great project! I love all the details, the stitching, the bottle cap! Awesome!

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rlovew said...

Awesome canvas- your nephew will be lucky to receive it. I really like the stamp you used on it.

Jennie P. said...

I love the stitching you put on the word "Smile." It all looks lovely!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

What a fantastic idea. I love how you have used stiching to emphisise the boarder

B. Poteraj said...

The X stitching looks so cute and different!

sharon g said...

The kite looks like it's flying off into a sky full of kites. Cute.

Sue D said...

Lovely wall hanging. I like the bottlecap for the photo and the kite is perfect.

Sherri Thompson said...

Michelle, this is such a great project! I love altering dollar store items-I just may CASE you! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Micah G. said...

The stitching looks great. Nice touch.

Natasha G.P. said...

How sweet. I like the tin surrounding the photo.

Penny said...

This is great I love the stitching and the kite! Love Penny Scrap-aholic.blogspot.com

soapHOUSEmama said...

love what you did with this!

Pam W. said...

Wow! This is just adorable.

Erica said...

This is so cute! Great use of the dollar store item.

Amanda said...

Your nephew looks adorable framed in the bottle cap! What a fun gift idea!

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful canvas! I love it!

scrapsfromthebeach.com said...

Love the way you used the large bottlecap!

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous idea to give depth and creative fun for kids!!

scrappymo! said...

Great idea to alter the canvas and yet keep some of the elements of it.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I my gosh I LOVE this!!! What a fun idea, and perfect for a boy! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Pam said...

How cute! And I would have never thought to purchase a canvas at the dollar store and altering it. Genius! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly S. said...

You rocked this kit. Super cool page. :)

Marlena M. said...

Great idea to alter a finished canvas. Wonderful project!

tonya said...

You made an adorable wall hanging. What a lucky little fellow!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so cute! I love the picture of your little cutie, what a handsome guy!

kristie k said...

Great Idea! I would never think to re-use a picture like this. Im so excited to see what I might come up with. Thank you for the great idea!

Squirlygirl said...

Awesome wall hanging. What a great score to find your canvas at the dollar store too. I am so in love with this particular PMB kit because of the Sweet Stamp Shop set in it. LOVE!
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Deborah345 said...

great page layout - wonderful

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fab work of art! I love your camera idea!

Michele Duffy said...

I really like the details on this card. Especially the stitched X's on the word SMILE.

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