Creative Adventure Downunder 2016 Class – Spring Showers Double Mixed Media Layout

The Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew is an amazing group of designers that help us here at CCB to show creative ways to use products from our Brands: 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp.  Along with creating projects for the blog, many of our Crew teach classes around the world.  Today on the blog we are going Downunder with Crew Member Christine Santos who put together an amazing layout for Creative Adventure Downunder 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  Christine is a fabulous mixed media artist and she is able to teach others through her classes.  

2 Page Mixed Media Spring Layout

Christine shares, “It’s  such an honor and pleasure to have shared a weekend with 60 lovely ladies who attended the event, and teaching alongside amazing tutors in the papercrafting industry.”  She goes on to say, “My layout for the event was a double mixed media Spring Showers Layout, showcasing the gorgeous Spring Showers collection and various Canvas Corp ropes and cords.”

Christine Santos

The Creative Adventure Downunder 2016 Organizers and Tutors: (from left to right) Michelle Widdows; Christine Santos; Melissa Kennedy; Di Garling; Jodi Tomlin. What a great weekend of crafting and making new friends in Auckland, New Zealand.

It is a huge undertaking to put on such and event, including putting together each class.  You may not know but putting together a class takes a lot of time and sometimes we forget to let the teachers know how much we appreciate their hard work.  Not only do they have to create a spectacular project with wide appeal that includes something new that most people have not tried, but they also have to source all the products, order enough for the class, sort the products  into kits, create a teaching box, gather any tools, set up the day of the event, teach the event and then the hardest part might possibly by cleaning up after the event is done! But it is all worth it to see so many excited faces after a class.

“I would also like to say a massive thank you to Jodi Tomlin and Michelle Widdows for organizing the whole retreat, which was a success, and also to all the helpers at the event for the smooth running of all the classes.” Christine shares, “and last, but not the least, thanks so much to Christine Meier and the whole team at Canvas Corp Brands for coordinating the class with us! Without all that help this event wouldn’t be possible…so again, thank you!!!”

Here is Christine’s project with some close up images.

Spring Showers Paper Collection

chicken wire paper

The base of the layout is Canvas Corp’s Chicken Wire Paper. This simple art is a great background for layouts.

Canvas Corp offers a full range of basic papers that are perfect for layout backgrounds.  They are printed on 80# cardstock, so they make the perfect base.  
Spring Showers Papers by Canvas Corp

Layer different basic papers to create this dimensional look.

The green background color is a mixture of mediums along with Tattered Angels English Ivy and Gold Glimmer Mists.

Spring Showers Printed Canvas Fabric

How gorgeous is the 12×12 Spring Showers Printed Canvas Sheet? The images were cut out with the edges frayed and  added around the page to tie in with the other elements.
Canvas Bunny Prints

Cut out the various artwork pieces and add them to layouts, cards and mixed media pieces.

Layers of Turquoise and Orange Burlap were added behind the photos along with some C-Flute Paper, Kraft Papers and the Green and Ivory French Linen Stripe Paper.
Canvas Corp Supplies

Cords, Doilies, Burlap, Clothespins and flowers make great spring embellishments.

Various Canvas Corp ropes and cords have been used in different ways to add some fun touches and dimension to the page.
Double Spread Spring Showers Layout Canvas Corp
And here’s the double spread of the lush green nature-inspired Spring Showers mixed media layout for the Creeative Adventure Downunder class.
Christine Santos

Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew Member Christine Santos – Teaching in New Zealand

The ladies have enjoyed playing with their Spring Showers kit.
mix4182 mix and match pad spring showers

You can buy all the pieces separate or get them all together in this cleaver mix of paper, fabric and burlap – a mix and match pad.

So if your plans take you to New Zealand or if you are just getting started in Scrapbooking and live in New Zealand, you might want to put the Creative Adventure Downunder on your creative bucket list.  Here are the details for the 2017 Event – Creative Adventure Downunder 2017  and you can follow them on Facebook 

To see more of Christine’s Work, visit her blog – Christine’s Scrap Shack

Happy Creating!!!!


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'Creative Adventure Downunder 2016 Class – Spring Showers Double Mixed Media Layout' has 1 comment

  1. October 28, 2016 @ 1:54 pm jean marmo

    Such amazing Layouts! the mix and Match pads are perfect for this!


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