Welcome back to the final day of our week long special feature! Bella Blvd is teaming up with Canvas Corp for a week full of inspiration. Canvas Corp will be sharing projects from their designers, featuring our Bella Blvd products, over on their blog this week, both Monday and today. And we have a group of our Bella designers that have been incorporating their products into their projects, which we will be sharing right here, all week long.
The Seasons Mini Album, by Leanne Allinson.
One of the best things about having Team Up opportunities with other companies, is the way different products really get me to think outside the box! In my package of goodies I received a 6"x6" canvas mini album and I knew immediately that I wanted to create something fun, bright and colorful! At the same time I wanted to create a mini that has no photos and relies only on the patterned papers and embellishments I use from the Bella Blvd collections. Something that came together very easily after a visit to my youngest son's classroom.
My six year old and his classmates are studying the Seasons of the Year. They are learning to associate the traditional colors with each Season, something that can be difficult to comprehend in the sub-tropical climates of Queensland, Australia! There is not a lot of visual stimulation to distinguish the seasonal changes around here, so with my Bella Blvd collections in hand, I started to fussy cut elements from four main collections - Sweet, Sweet Spring, Summer Squeeze, Hello Autumn & Christmas Cheer. On the front cover I made certain to include elements from each season and layered the fussy cut images to create a garden scene. The rest of the pages were divided into four spaces to contain a scene for each corresponding season. You might also note that I've changed the orientation of the mini, to allow a clip at the top, to hold the pages open similar to that of a calendar rather than booklet format.
Spring and Summer have plenty of blooms adhered to the pages but there are individual elements that help distinguish each season from the other. I've added a cute bunny hidden among the flowers and enamel dots for Spring.
The bee and rainbow cluster draw your eye towards the Sweet, Sweet Spring Treasures & Text "Spring has Sprung" sticker.
I have used the same layout for Summer but included more sunshine and fruit images.
For Autumn & Winter there's a distinct change in the colors I've used. The pumpkin colored orange and navy blues of Autumn complement the frosty ice blue and purples used in the Winter scene. Once again I have used Treasures & Text sticker elements to highlight which season is on the page. To complete the winter scene, I have added Ice enamel dots directly to the canvas to help convey the idea of snow. Something many of the children in my son's class have never seen!
Each season has fussy cut images that peek out from between the pages. Hopefully the intrigue will encourage the children to turn the pages and encourage them to discuss the colors of the season with their teacher.
Sweet, Sweet Spring: Bloomin' Beauties, His Bunny Hop, Treasures & Text; Fresh Market: Borders, Treasures & Text; Summer Squeeze: Summer Breeze; Playdate: Little Birdie, Chasing Rainbows; IF Whatever Is Lovely: Lovely; Hello Autumn: Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Borders, Autumnal Floral, Falling into Fall; Christmas Cheer: Daily Details, Merry & Bright, Christmas Crew; Classic Calendars: Treasures & Text; Lucky Starz: Color Wheel High Five Alpha; Snapshots: Snapshots Captions; IF She Blooms Enamel Hearts: She Blooms Mix, Practice What you Peach; Enamel Dots: Guacamole, Ice; Enamel DooDads: McIntosh; Cute Clips: Pretty Posh, Pumpkin Spice; Flags: Thankful 2, Floral; Button Market: Pink Flowers
“Prayer and Love” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
When I first saw this beautiful peachy/pinkish colored burlap from Canvas Corp, I immediately thought of the gorgeous colors in the She Blooms collection! I started by layering on a piece of Take Root clear cut over a black cardstock base. I then layered on a piece of the peach colored burlap that I had cut and shredded the edges a bit. I then added some coordinating She Blooms patterned paper, stickers, Paper Pieces, and Ciao Chip Icons chipboard pieces. I added a few Enamel Hearts for embellishment. I love how the black and light, pastel colors compliment each other so well!
IF She Blooms: 3 x 4s, Treasures & Text, Take Root Clear Cut, Chipboard Icons, Paper Pieces; If Enamel Hearts: Oh My Heavens, Olive You Mix
Birthday Boy Gift Bag, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love decorating gift bags, and the large chipboard pennants that I received from Canvas Corp was the perfect size to add to one! I started by covering the chipboard pennant with some patterned paper from the Baby Boy collection.
I then added some of the natural burlap over the top of the pennant. You can never have too much texture! For the focal image, I adhered some Birthday Boy Paper Pieces, stickers, & Ciao Chip Icon chipboard pieces on top of the pennant. I scattered some Enamel Doodads for embellishment.
Baby Boy: He Stole My Heart, Borders, Chipboard Icons, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces; Enamel DooDads: Blueberry, Guacamole
“Our Family” canvas, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love making flowers with paper and fabric, and when I saw the olive green burlap from Canvas Corp, I was itching to create some blooms with it! I started by brushing some Modge Podge over the top of it. After it was dry, I cut out some flower shapes in varying sizes and then glued them together with some hot glue. For the canvas, I cut out a piece of Oreo Black Strandz paper (from the Color Chaos collection). For the focal image, I took one of the Blessings By Mail Praiseworthy Postcards form Illustrated Faith and die cut it using an oval die. I adhered it to the canvas, added some of the coordinating jute (also from Canvas Corp) around the edge. I then adhered the burlap flowers.
Color Chaos: Oreo Black Strandz; IF Blessings By Mail: Family
For more inspiration, head on over to the Canvas Corp blog to find creations from their design team members. They’ll be sharing projects both Monday and today. Make sure and stop back here throughout the rest of the week, as we have more projects to share with you.
Thanks again to Canvas Corp, and all of our participating designers, for joining us in this inspiring team up. We hope you've enjoyed all that they had to share with us this week!