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Crew Interview – Tonya Trantham

It’s time for another post in our Canvas Corp Crew Interviews. We are extremely privileged to be able to work with a group of over a 100 of amazing designers from around the world. They have all come together to create, share ideas, support each other, let us know what we can do better and remind us of what we are doing well.  Our Crew members contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, create models for our trade shows, packaging and other fun little projects.  We love to hear what they have to say, to be inspired by their work and to learn new things everyday.
Today, we get to know Tonya Trantham.

tonya trantham canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Where do you reside?
Eastern part of Tennessee on the Tennessee Georgia border in the mountains.

Describe your design style…
Quirky Vintage

tonya trantham canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
When I was young my mom always made sure I had a drawing pad, crayons and pencils to keep me occupied while my dad and her worked on building a new house. I could keep myself busy for hours drawing.

tonya trantham canvas corp brands creative crew interview

What inspires you today?
Anything and everything! Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr, YouTube, magazines, blogs, Joss and Main. Yep, if there is an idea board that can be set up for the site, I have it. ( Joss and Main…I have furniture, accent pieces, rugs, curtains, etc. pinned since I am in the middle of a remodel).

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!
Printed Cardstock because it is the base for all my projects.

We asked Tonya to choose her favorite project she has created using CCB Products.

Why is it your favorite project?
I have two favorite projects…the quilt queen and the clock fairy…both are quirky vintage. 🙂

I am the happiest doing…
When I am creating of course, but spending time with my husband or better yet spending time with my husband at the beach.

My favorite place to be creative…
Is in my craft room.

tonya trantham canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
The chair is a rescue from the dumpster. My dad sanded it down and my mom stained it, and for my birthday had it reupholstered in some of my favorite fabric.

tonya trantham canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I have a degree in Commercial Art (before computers) but would like to go back and update my degree. I used to decorate cookies for a living. If we didn’t have the cookie cutter of what the customer wanted, I would research and hand draw the design out on paper, cut out the shape and then use the paper shape as a template to hand cut each cookie out. Yes, it was time consuming but the customer’s reaction was priceless.

Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others…
Sometimes what is in your head doesn’t come out the way you planned it. Enjoy the process – sometimes what you think is a mistake can turn out to great.

You can see Tonya’s projects on her blog, InstagramFacebook page and of course here, our blog.


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


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.

'Crew Interview – Tonya Trantham' have 6 comments

  1. February 11, 2018 @ 8:26 pm jean marmo

    I love your space! Such gorgeous projects!


  2. February 12, 2018 @ 6:07 am Elizabeth

    Wow I love your chair what a great present.


  3. February 12, 2018 @ 9:06 am Julia Cotrim

    Nice to meet you Tonya! I love your projects and your style! 🙂


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