Vintage Varsity Canvas Collage

We are half way through our Vintage Varsity review and this piece created by Ginny is a show stopper.  This dimensional mixed media piece is perfect for a sports room, to highlight a great child’s sports photo or a gift for a sports fanatic.  With Graduation and Father’s Day on the way we hope you are inspired to make your gifts this season.

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share that I super love Vintage Varsity. As a Mom of two boys it’s such a great line for scrapping their sports pics….or for making a project for Dear Old Dad for Father’s Day….like this canvas collage I created with layers of patterned papers, clips and charms and lots of fussy cut images.


This project starts with a Canvas Corp 10×10 Stretched Canvas.  What makes this canvas unique is it does not have gesso, it is a great quality canvas on a frame.  Canvas without gesso brings out the best in inks, mists, paints and dyes, showing off their rich deep colors.  A touch of distressing ink or a neutral colored mist will achieve this look. The dimensional part comes from the “book” I created to anchor the images and bits an pieces to.


Just like a book laying open with all the treasured memories from school tucked inside.


I added eyelets to this fun varsity pennant and gave it some extra dimension so I could tuck in the football player image. I’ve also included some die cut viewmaster slides in the green to bring the color forward from the canvas base. A little stamping and a coat of glossy embossing for a nice textural change.


Framing the numbers in the Brass Optical Lens is a fun detail and draws the eye to the  Avocado Mini Clothespins. I’ve also added the sports charms with a bit of string pulled from the green burlap.  The touch of the Varsity Charms in brass also gives this amazing piece even more dimension.


This Vintage Varsity Collage will look awesome in my Hubby’s office : )

Okay here’s a list of the fabulous Canvas Corp Brand supplies I used to create this project:

Canvas Corp Brand~10 x 10 Stretched Canvas

7 gypsies~Varsity Charms

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Net

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Stubs

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Pennant

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Laces

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Putt

7 gypsies Vintage Varsity~Mound

Antique Brass Optical Lens

Mini Clothespins~Avocado

Okay that’s all for me…wising you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G



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  1. May 13, 2015 @ 2:13 pm Misty Russell

    This is awesome and so creative! I love every detail!


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