March Challenge “Spring & Butterflies”

This month we seek inspiration in the upcoming spring! Soft colors, butterflies & silky sunshine. We decided to call our March Challenge “Spring & Butterflies” and we hope that you find inspiration to participate in this fun challenge.


The How to:

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool below. You have until the end of April 4 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.


Only 1 entry per person allowed. Are you a previous winner? That does NOT exclude you for winning again – please join in!! We also want to you to include at least 1 item from any of the Canvas Corp Brands.

We will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.


We asked some members from the Canvas Corp Brands Crew to make these samples using Canvas Corp Brands products. If you are not familiar with the Crew, they are a part of one of the most dynamic, creative, positive, inspiring, world-wide design team in the industry. 


cathy Frailey


“As most of you know, my dear mother passed away in January. I saved some flowers from the funeral to dry and thought this challenge would be perfect to use them. I wanted it to be soft and spring-like & also wanted it to reflect hope which ties in with growing and the newness of spring.

I combined some of the paints to make my own pale purple. I varied the strength of the colors by adding more or less water, dipping directly into the bottles. The paper is mounted onto a thin cardboard and lightly framed with black pencil around the edges. The colors are soft and shimmery & create a beautiful muted background to the vibrant dried flowers. Hope springs eternal…”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins – Nature,Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Iron,Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Blue Oasis, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Desert Sun, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Paradise Pink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Sweet Pea, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Nori, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Sangria, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Satchel, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Patina, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Wedding Pink, Tattered Angels Color Wash Faux Finish – Bronze, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Roses R Red


Elisabeth Robinson


“I created a large paper bag decorated with flowers and sentiments from the Architextures Rub On’s Grow set, along with a Butterfly cut from a sheet of Canvas Corp paper, all coloured using Tattered Angels Baseboard Paints. I love using bags in projects, and now this one is ready to be included into a garden themed junk journal.”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsies Architextures Rub Ons – GrowCanvas Corp Brands Paper Bags – LargeCanvas Corp Brands – Butterflies on Ivory PaperTattered Angels Baseboard Paint – DaffodilTattered Angels Baseboard Paint – SkyTattered Angels Baseboard Paint – Gerber, Tattered Angels Baseboard Paint – LeafTattered Angels Hight Impact Paint – BlackTattered Angels Hight Impact Paint – White


connie hall


“I layed canvas with Canvas circles, Lace and tulle circles, applied white roses and metal butterflies, Handmade flowers with lace and then applied a layer of gesso. I purposely missed spots or entire flowers knowing that the mist will soak into the paper and be more vibrant. Once the canvas dried I used Marigold mist followed by Tuscan sun glimermist and used mallard around the edges. I let it set over night and when it was dry I added some cheesecloth behind the butterflies and last step was adding the lace around the edge of canvas”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp 6 x 12 Stretched Canvas, Canvas Corp 3# Scraps of Fabric, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist –  MarigoldTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Mallard. 


Viktoriya Porechnaya


“What do we love in spring? Flowers, branches, nests and butterflies! I created this Joyful Spring Tag with Architextures line 7gypsies and Tattered Angels paints-textured layers, treasure and color touches”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsies Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad,  7gypsies Architextures Treasures-Old Lantern, 7gypsies Ordre du Joiur 12×12 Paper – Seize The Day Tattered Angels Decor&DIY Paint – Jade, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam –  Golden Goddess.


Cheryl Chambers


“Inspired by the warming temperatures and promise of new growth, I created this magnetic wall hanging. I started out with a piece of roof flashing from the hardware store and covered it with a piece of 7 Gypsies Moments paper. I then added more High Impact Paint in light pink to the edges. I wanted to create more depth and texture so I tore a piece of frayed cotton paper and misted it with some watered down High Impact Paint in aqua. Creating more interest, I added a strip of the background paper on top. Using Tattered Angels Color Wash I dyed a piece of vintage lace with Weathered Copper and gessoed over it to mute the color. I applied all the layers and added a metal flower that I also used the High Impact Paints on. I finished up the layers by giving some chipboard letters a coat of Aqua High Impact Paint and Stickles. I cut out the butterfly from the Butterflies on Ivory 12 x 12 sheet and gave it a quick color and added Stickles to the antenna and wings. I used a vintage button and adhered magnet to it and attached the cute card. Finally, I punched two holes at the top of the metal and tied a scrap of silk through and added a beaded charm to tie the look together.”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments Moments  8 x 8 Paper PadTattered Angles – Pure Mistable Paper 12×12 Frayed Cotton, Canvas Corp – Butterflies on Ivory 12 x 12, Tattered Angels High Impact Paint –  Light PinkTattered Angels High Impact Paint – AquaTattered Angels Color Wash Faux Finish – Weathered Copper


Taru Jehkonen


“Sometime I feel like a butterflies – when life is happy and funny with friends. This photo was took when I had amazing time with my friends. That moment must captured on scrapbook layout with my wings!”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – VerdigrisTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – DragonflyTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered LeatherTattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Island Spring, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – LatteTattered Angels High Impact Paint – CopperCanvas Corp 12×12 E-Flute – KraftCanvas Corp Burlap Fringe – Aqua, Canvas Corp Cord – Jute Balls Natural 225′, Canvas Corp Cotton Canvas by the Yard, Canvas Corp Compose Your Life – Let Creativity Grow Wild 12×12 paper7gypsies Gypsy Moments Tags: Just Because








I live with my partner and my two children, in a small village the North of Sweden. I work as a Intensive Care Nurse (with Cardiology as speciality). My "style" is colourful and playful. I often use a lot of papers and embellishments. I try to have the photo in focus, and to reflect the feeling of the photo in the layout. I also makes cards and altered projects. If I would call my style something - well maybe Playful Punk Chic? (if i do a romantic layout, I can´t help giving it a playful twist...)

'March Challenge “Spring & Butterflies”' have 2 comments

  1. March 2, 2018 @ 10:59 am Gibonik

    Looking forward to breathing fresh air of spring!!! Thank you for a taste of it ladies:)


  2. March 4, 2018 @ 11:49 am Julia Cotrim

    Wonderful job ladies!


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