October Challenge “Books Worth Reading”

Books – so many to read, and so many to explore. Tell us about your favourite book, or share a photo with a precious moment where books are involved. Maybe you have named your kid after a book – or your pet. Or did you daydream of a hero in one of your novels when you where a teenager?


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 November 5 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 will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer in December. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.

We asked Alina Baran, Connie Hall, Tatiana Klimshina, Yulia Popkova, Sheri Lewitt & Dana Tatar  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. 

Yulia tell us: For this task, I made a layout on the canvas. I love the golden autumn … It always inspires. I want to dream, read books and make plans for the next year.

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Starter Kit – Metallic, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Firefly, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Valencia, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Decadence7gypsies Gypsy Moments 8×8 Paper Pad7gypsies Wanderlust 8×8 Paper Pad, Canvas Corp Stretched Natural Canvas – 5 x 7.


Dana Tatar has a intriguing story to tell:  I was inspired to create this project by an article I read about a group of women who delivered books on horseback in the 1940s. I always knew librarians were awesome, but this group of women literally went the extra mile, riding up to 120 miles a week to deliver books to readers in remote areas. They certainly have a healthy dose of determination and gypsy spirit. Article and photo credit: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librarians-horseback-new-deal-book-delivery-wpa.

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7ypsies Antique Brass Dome Studs7gypsies Travel Charms, 7gypsies Autograph Book Covers, 7gypsies Lille Paper Tape, 7gypsies Mixed Media Junque Pack7ypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Library7gypsies Architextures Salvage Art – Shelf, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – KraftTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – MarmaladeTattered Angels Glimmer Mist – True Blood


Tatiana created a birthday card:  I made card inspired by my favorite character Sherlock Holmes and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is full of mystery, vintage and book atmosphere.

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsies Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – Ordre du Jour, 7gypsies Findings – Found Glass Bottles Collection, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Brass, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Sangria.

Sheri Lewitt made this cool tag: I based my tag on one of my favorite books (and moive) The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint-  Jade,  Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint – Ebony,
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist –  Pearl, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Old Penny, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – Amethyst, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Night B4 ChristmasCanvas Corp Tissuestock Damask on Ivory 12×12.

Connie Hall made this: I love books and have started collecting old books that could be altered. When reading I like how you can read and drift off to sleep and Dream about places and adventures. This altered book reflects a daydream where things you have read about pop out of the book and into your dreams. The pop ups are on hinge like paper pieces and small squares or muscles pull the fussy cut images up. I followed a pop up card and glued the pieces in the book.

Alina Bartan is also a book lover: I made this layout with a picture of me and my son reading in the forest . I am a believer that reading books to children gives them a hole new perspective of the world.

Products from Canvas Corp Brand:

For more great  projects, techniques and contests stay tuned on Facebook, our Blog and 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.

'October Challenge “Books Worth Reading”' have 4 comments

  1. October 1, 2017 @ 5:37 am GIBONIK

    Ohhh… I’m thrilled!!! What a lovely, autumnal challenge! And the inspirations are awesome:)


  2. October 3, 2017 @ 7:13 am Julie Tucker

    LOVING what everyone created!! This challenge is AWESOME!!


  3. October 7, 2017 @ 11:02 am Dollie

    I’m loving all the inspiration for this month’s challenge!


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