Good For the Creative Soul Challenge – Lost in Translation

We love to do exchanges, support our team and do fun things that keep us creating.  In 2018  we want to push our dear Creative Crew into new creative adventures. We want them to push their limits, try new things and evolve their creativity. We decided to create a serie of out of the box challenges that we call “Good for the Creative Soul”.  We have figured out 1 special challenge each month.

In September we challenged the Crew to be lost in translation meaning they had to Use a word from a language you speak (not your native…) !  They could use any technique/material they wanted but it must be 75% CCB products.


Today we share the beautiful work from a few of our Creative Crew Members.


Juli Ondrush


“I’ve always said how blessed I am to be able to create beautiful things out of beautiful products. Today I am saying it in another language! Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint is such a smooth, full coverage paint, it was my first choice for this album. One coat in ‘Dove’ completely covered the raw front in seconds. I used ‘Jade’ on the inside and backs of the covers, and the drying time for all was very short. Sometimes, the simplest things are the most important.”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint – Dove, Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint – Jade, Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint – Saffron, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Inchworm
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Splash, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Ruby Slipper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Crocheted Doily, 7gypsies Tied Book Kit



Cathy Frailey


“This challenge started out as intimidating but then it hit me – Wanderlust! And that collection, to me, says Roma! I made a little travel booklet using this collection and various Architextures throughout – and a wooden piece of luggage! But the main object of the challenge: use a different language! All my phrases are in Italian – can you guess what each one means?”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7Gypsies Wanderlust Collection, Architextures™ Findings – International Coins, Architextures™ Findings – Vintage Keys Collection, Architextures™ Junque Pack – Parlour (pic frame)


Viktoriya Porechnaya


“The word “Heart” is one of the most important word in our life! I use Flash card with heart image to understand what this word means for someone who doesn’t know English, cheapboard mechanical heart and many items from Architextures collection. Then added colors of Glimmer mists Tattered Angels”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsies Architextures scrap sheets of papers, 7gypsies Architextures Flash Cards – Icons, 7gypsies Architextures Findings – Vintage Keys Collection, 7gypsies Architextures Tall Base – Chicken Wire, 7gypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Garage, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist –  Lobster, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Turquoise Blue, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather


Julia Cotrim


“These colorful and cute napkin rings were made from old toilet paper rolls. I love to recycle and who follows me on social media knows this very well! I also love to decorate my dining table specially when I have friends coming over! My native language is Portuguese (Brasil) and I was raised and educated in a french school so besides English and Portuguese I also speak French.”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Hot Pink & White Dot Paper, Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White


Lynda Lindley


“My family often jokes that I can speak cat because our cats tend to be very vocal with me. I knew when I saw this challenge that I wanted to create something fun to use to keep track of all the volunteer events and activities I do for our local TNR rescue non-profit. I decided to use “My love” as my theme. I speak Spanish and both my daughters are taking French, so I decided to use the Spanish and French words for “My love” and then how a cat says it….”Meow”. I am sure I will be the envy of our volunteer team when I pull out my special love notebook on our next assignment!”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Tissuestock 12×12 French Script on Ivory, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Coffee Shop, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Cadillac Pink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Sugar Maple, Canvas Corp Kraft Note Cards


Karla Yungwirth


“I love the beautiful Japanese symbols that translate to Arigato, or Thank You in English, and started with the gorgeous Canvas Corp Compose Your Life papers along with the sentiments stamped using a Pretty Cute Stamps set to create a Twist and Pop thank you card to give to a special friend!”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp Ivory Cardstock, Canvas Corp Compose Your Life Papers- Life Is Really Beautiful; Red Flower Pieces; and Be Amazing, Canvas Corp Kraft Market Tag 3×1.5”, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Rose Gold; Lobster; Golden Lime; and Dark Vintage Green , Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins Mini Art – Mushrooms, 7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Grow, 7gypsies Architextures 8×8 paper pad


Taru Jehkonen


“I choice this photo where I talk and much like my typical way. And this line “What are you talking about?” is just perfect on this scrapbooking page. My native language is Finnish – so English is not natural to me.”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Dragonfly, Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Iris, Canvas Corp Compose Your Life 12×12 Paper: Bring Out Your True Colors, Canvas Corp Bohemian Romance 8×8 Paper Pack, Canvas Corp Cord- Jute Balls Natural 225′



Lynne Joncas


“I always joke that I’m fluent in sarcasm and Pig Latin, but I do know a little bit of French too! I decided to skip the sarcasm for once,and include French and Pig Latin on my step card. I diecut the words out using different fonts and fussy-cut a few flowers from the paper for dimension, but kept the card fairly flat for mailing…”


Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 7gypsiesArchitextures 12×12 paper-Old Window, Canvas Corp canvas fringe-1 yard












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.

'Good For the Creative Soul Challenge – Lost in Translation' have 3 comments

  1. September 21, 2018 @ 12:49 pm Shannon Yates

    One of the best ‘out of the box’ challenges. All of you rocked this challenge! Love all the the various languages, especially sarcasm and pig latin! HaHa!


  2. September 24, 2018 @ 10:24 am Christine Kiehl

    Outstanding share! Wow! I really like your crafting style a lot! The heart journal is amazing and I find myself wishing I could view the whole thing! Thank you for sharing! nice to meet you!


  3. September 29, 2018 @ 11:22 am Jessica Larios

    I love these! The challenge is also very inspiring! Thank you for sharing everyone! ❤️?


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