We love to do exchanges, support our team and do fun things that keep us creating.  In 2018  we want to push our dear Creative Crew into new creative adventures. We want them to push their limits, try new things and evolve their creativity. We decided to create a serie of out of the box challenges that we call “Good for the Creative Soul”.  We have figured out 1 special challenge each month.


In April we challenged the Crew with the word Grow. And their project needed to have something that actually grow on their project – leaf, flowr, grains, grass OR kids for that sake…

They could use any technique/material they wanted but it must be 75% CCB products.


Today we share the beautiful work from a few of our Creative Crew Members.


Leanne McAlpine


This is my entry for the grow crew challenge. I love using natural products in my projects so this was the perfect challenge for me. In this project I have used authentic dried French Lavender and bay leaf which has the added bonus of adding scent to the card, I have also used dried moss.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsies Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – Gypsy MomentsTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Black Cherry, Canvas Corp Cord- Jute Balls Natural 225′


Marie-Ange Chenet


For this challenge, I used an eggshell after having hollowed it, washed it and dried it. I use the Bronze Patina kit to give an aged look. I stuck this shell on a round cardboard holder that fits perfectly in the bell. I covered this surface with tree moss surrounded by bark. I put some pebbles painted with glimmer mist. I then put some soil in the eggshell to plant a muscaris. I also put a little wooden rabbit painted with glimmer mist Dijon. I also decorated the bell with a label cut out of the collection paper” canvas corp spring sayings on ivory” that I painted again with glimmer mist.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit- Bronze Patina, Canvas Corp Spring Showers – Spring Sayings on ivory 12×12 paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Verdigris, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Dijon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Merlot Gold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard -Inchworm


Julia Cotrim


For this challenge I chose to create a scrapbooking layout with a picture of my son and grandchildren.
Like the flowers they grow every minute of the day! I want to help them grow wings, nurture their sense of wonder, inspire them to believe and above all love them like there’s no tomorrow!


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Patina, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Turquoise Blue, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Sapphire, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Periwinkle Bouquet, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Marigold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Emerald Green, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Halloween Orange7Gypsies Architextures Stash Paque -Enjoy.


Lindsey Hall


April’s “Grow” Challenge inspired a very “spring” themed project and I couldn’t be more excited about it!! This piece contained real sea grass collected during a spring visit to the beach.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Canvas Scraps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Crushed Shells, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Vancouver, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – VerdigrisTattered Angels Glimmer Mists  – Partridge in a pear tree


Yulia Popkova


Door to the old house – Canvas in the style of mixed media. I used sprays, paint and natural dried moss. An old, dilapidated door, followed by a path to the old garden. But life is winning – the young shoots of grass grow through the rotten tree.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint Faux Finish – Patina, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Priority, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Monolith, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Chalk, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Rustic, 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour: 12×12 Seize the Day Paper, 7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Painted Doors.


Priya Satish


When “Good for the Creative Soul” challenge was announced, I was thrilled. The theme is Grow, where we have to use something that actually grows. I have created a spice bag hanger. For my project, I have used an old canvas panel on which I have stuck burlap that was sent in the crew kit. Took few bottle caps and gave a coat of black sand. After it dried, sprayed Tattered angels Glimmer mists from the Basic collection. Adhered them to the base. Also adhered clothespins to the caps. Added some flowers and ferns. I took the throwaway grapes stems and added mini art stones. I made a few sacs from the burlap and attached a chord. This can be used to keep spices or can be used for handy stationery items.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Colored Burlap scraps,  Tattered Angels Calendar Kit Paint System  – Spring Flowers.




Lynda Lindley


Burlap is the prefect fabric to use for planting in the garden. It holds moisture, but allows seeds and bulbs to breath and not get too wet. I decided that I would make some cute burlap pockets for these ranunculus bulbs I picked up at the store. These pockets can be planted as is right into the garden to grow these wonderful flowers.


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Colored Burlap – Ivory, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Cadillac PinkTattered Angels
Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink, Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Shade.



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  1. April 23, 2018 @ 9:07 am Julia Cotrim

    I am very happy to be among such a beautiful creations!


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