27 Jun 2012

Canvas Mini Scrapbook

.........Red White and Blue

I wanted to make something for me to keep as a reminder of the Queens Diamond Jubilee and after a lot of pondering I came up with the idea of a Canvas Mini Album which was inspired buy some photographs I came accross of the Queen in her younger days. I admit to saving anything royal escpecially which refer to important occassions so while I have  collected the Newspapers, magazines and anything else I could get my hands on for the Diamond Jubilee I also now have my own crafted memory too.  My Grandson was so excited when he saw this canvas and wanted to know all about the Queen when she was "little" and was fasinated by the story which made me realise why making memories is so important.
The ArtisticStamper Challenge blog  this month is Red White and Blue so I will be playing there this month.

The project is technique heavy and if I describe every aspect you will have dozed off and I  will have typers cramp.....lol, so I will briefly describe parts and if you have any questions just leave me a comment I will be pleased to reply.

I made the background which covers the canvas totally by stamping onto tissue with archival ink in various colours with stamp set from Papermania Portobello Road most of this has been covered on the front but there are glimpses. DH had music for God Save the Queen which I scanned and printed out tore the pieces into strips that  I wanted and added to the front - top just under the banner and bottom below the mini book;  and the dates were added with my tape machine. The title is white thickers letters stamped in grey ink and glitter added to the 60. Papers also from Portobello Road collection.

This has to be my one of my favorite pieces of the canvas; I printed out this picture of Queen Elizabeth  at her Coronation in 1953 and using a transfer technique transfered onto canvas; I use Claudine Hellmouth canvas ATC in cream when dry I mounted a TH glass trinket over the top with glossy accents - love how it turned out in rl it looks very aged

 Here are the photos mounted into a mini scrapbook this is one side - the first side you open

and on the back I have collaged some postage stamps I had from the days I used to save stamps in my childhood, the stamps span the years and I also found some of the Queen Mother in her younger days with the King and Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret

Are you still with me....lol if you are still, here lastly is the box I made using nestibilities dies and special card I have had for ages and ages, I inked the flowers in old paper distress inks, ribbon and pins are Creative expressions.

I had great fun with making this project but I think the best moment was when my Grandson was excited and interested in the story behind this memory canvas.

Thanks for looking and staying to the end.
by for now



  1. Well yours is wonderful....kind of puts mine to shame! Trace x

  2. This is gorgeous Maggie, what a lovely keepsake! Valerie

  3. This is a fabulous canvas! What a wonderful tribute to the queen and country! Love the many layers and elements!!!

  4. Maggie this is a wonderful creation and must have taken ages to create.
    You should print a copy of your blog post to store with it so as it is handed down through the generations your family will be able to see what a talented person you are and what your grandson had to say.
    Such a wonderful keepsake, hugs Buttons x

  5. What a fabulous tribute to the Queen's Silver Jubilee Maggie! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge
    Alison xx

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments, Buttons - I think that your idea is a great one will which I will be doing, thank you.

  7. This is wonderful work of art Maggie, so many techniques perfectly executed. Definitely something to be passed down through the generations x


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