September Challenge “Mata Hari”

MATA HARI was she a Spy or not? This intriguing woman of Dutch origin remains a mystery. However, THIS October it will be exactly 100 years ago she was executed. Rightfully so? Maybe we will find out after all these years. Her oriental style, costumes, elaborate jewelry… Plenty to inspire you to create something about this woman and help us celebrate her throughout September. Please join this month’s 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 October 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered. Only 1 entry per person allowed.

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

We asked Linda Israel, Sheri Lewitt, Connie Hall, Angélique Jarrier, Viktoriya Porechnaya  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. 


Angélique tell us: “The challenge of the month inspired me a lot. I wanted in this layout worked on different aspects that inspires me Mata Hari. Femininity, elegance, sophistication, art, with vintage to remember the time.”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Black, Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Ivory, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Aged BrickCanvas Corp Black & Kraft Damask, Canvas Corp Tall Tags & Ties – Ivory (9), Canvas Corp Black & Kraft French Script, Canvas Corp Burlap Fringe – Natural Burlap, Canvas Corp  Mini Clothespins- Jacobean (25 pieces), Canvas Corp 12×12 Burlap Sheet – Chocolate, Canvas Corp Tags & Ties Skinny – Chalkstock (5), Canvas Corp Cord- Jute Balls Natural 225′.

This altered frame was made by

“I created this altered frame about this unique woman, oriental dancer and sex icon of that time. Her secret is unknowing until now, her destiny was tragic, but her style is timeless. I used with many flowers and embellishments as on Mata Hari’s costumes and her words in title: The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word!”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Vanilla Breeze, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Aquamarine, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Jazz Blue, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Golden Goddess, Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint Light Gold.

Connie Hall tell us the story behind her project:

“Mixed Media Canvas featuring the beautiful Margaretha Geertruida A.K.A Mata Hari. There are so many images of her exotic dancing costumes and tragic story being accused and found guilty of being a spy. I wanted to create something beautiful in honour of this beautiful woman.”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp  12 x 12 Canvas, 7gypsies Lace Trimmings, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tutti Frutti, Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Baby Girl Pink, Canvas scraps to create rolled roses and leaves.

This is the thoughts from Linda:

“When I read about the challenge to use Mata Hari for inspiration I knew I wanted to make a junk journal featuring her images. After searching online I found some free domain images I could use and printed those on cardstock. Since Mata Hari was a colorful person I thought that this journal needed to be filled with all kinds of colors.”

The last project come from Sheri who share her Mata Hari project in a video

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.

'September Challenge “Mata Hari”' have 3 comments

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  2. September 25, 2017 @ 10:27 am DIANA L.

    Awesome inspiration


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