May Challenge “Old is the New”

This month we bring you two challenges! One main challenge for any type of project & one card only challenge.

Main Challenge:

Let´s go attic hunting this month. Or visit a flea market. Dig deep in your trash bin, or horder trough your cabinets. There is a huge amount of projects you can make using old items. Revamp them, transform them, make them AS NEW – home decor pieces, water color painings, cards, tags or altered items. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Release your imagination and be creative!

Card only Challenge:

Let´s be inspiered by numer 7 for your card. Use a 7, use 7 thing, use inspiration from 7gypsies, the movie Seven or your favorite 7 flowers. Let your imagination spin and create us a fantastic card. We have created this moodboard to set you off.

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 June 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

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

We asked Luciana Warnowski & Aga Baraniak from the Canvas Corp Brands Crew made 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. And as a special happening this month we asked a couple of members  from our Social Team to create some card inspiration for you. Lynne, Shannon, Erin, Lena, Jorunn, Ewelina, Mandy, Kyriakos, Marie H & Marie J make a lot of work behind the scenes but they are all great crafters as well.

Luciana gave new life to an old box. This old box has become a new box for storing small parts and metal in her studio.
She decorated the box with metal parts, resin, balls, embellishments and chipboard, used ruste paste and painted it with Chalkboard Mist and Glimmer Mist for more shine and texture!

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Aquamarine, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Priority, Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Rose Gold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Saffron.

And old distroyed brush transformed in Aga´s hands. By using different Tattered Angels paints new life was blown into this piece of trash.

Marie Heidenscheit says The topic was 7, so I used 7 paints to create this galaxy card.

I first started with some Amethyst and sprayed in on in several areas, leaving white gaps in between. Next, I used Vintage Pink and sprayed along the edges of the first color. I then filled in the white spaces with some Patina mist. Over those three colors I sprayed some Its Black mist, mostly around the edges. Then, I grabbed some Brutus Monroe Sterling mist and sprayed that on in the center of the card, letting it drip down. This sterling gives a brilliant, metallic shine when dry. Over all those colors, I sprayed some Pearl Glimmer mist just to add more shine. The last paint I used was Crystal DIY and Décor paint. I flicked some on with my paintbrush to make the stars in the sky. The sentiment was embossed in gold onto some vellum which I trimmed into a banner shape, and then just added some gold sequins to finish off the card! The card used was some white skinny cards from Canvas Corp.

Lena Holmström used these products from Canvas Corp Brands to create this fantastic card: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ; VerdigrisTattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Golden Orange7gypsies Architextures Findings; Angel WingsPackage from 7 gypsies Architextures Treasures ; Distressed Wooden DoorsArt says what words cannot , from rub-on package.

Shannon Green really got going on the 7´s.

Mandy Leever-Koel used 7 different pieces of paper to create the 7. The card reflects my gypsy feelings towards being creative. The quote is very “me” because I am someone who doesn’t desire to travel much, but finds happiness through creating art, in her own home sweet home.

For more great  projects, techniques and contests stay tuned to Facebook, the Blog, Instagram…We are in love with your projects and cannot wait to see you you come up with!!!

Again we ask you to help us spread the word, welcome questions and we want to make this our biggest contest yet, so please help us make that happen.

To see our online shop for supplies to make your  project or upcoming crafts just click over and have fun browsing through all the fun craft supplies – Canvas Corp Brands Shop – Shipping in the USA is free for orders over $5 and we ship world-wide and help to offset the total international shipping costs.



Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'May Challenge “Old is the New”' have 4 comments

  1. May 2, 2017 @ 12:38 pm Luciana F Warnowski

    I’m so glad to participate this post!!! Is a great challenge!!!


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    I love the Architextures range ,I have added my link to the “Old is New” challenge.Hope you can see how much I love the products . …..Mags


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