Friday, April 1, 2016

Memories Canvas by Corina Finley

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's monthly challenge. The response was great and we loved seeing all of your creations. Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month and stay tuned for the winner in Katelyn's post tomorrow.

This month's will be an easy one because we are focusing on Anything Spring!

Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!


- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends April.30th, 2016 at 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Corina is sharing with you today, a gorgeous Memories Canvas!



I am so glad you have joined me, Corina, today for my post! I have created a shadow box style canvas of my two boys (Tyler and Colten) to share with you.

I started my project by picking my Chipboard embellishments and having them in front of me on my work surface along with my Canvas. I decided to flip the canvas upside down and use it as a Shadow Box style frame.

I cut the Lg Frame Gears into a few pieces and glued them in the opening of the frame using Multi Medium. I also cut the keys from that design, using one in the frame (under the picture in the middle), one on the left side of the frame and two on top of the Gears Banner - jumbo.

I added burlap and a few metal embellishments to the layout. I used a paintbrush to cover everything with a even coat of black gesso. I painted the sides of the canvas plus the banner and the Memories Word with the black gesso. I set it aside to dry.

Once dry, I used Lindys sprays to add the colour and heat set between colour layers. I love the look that I have created and the depth that the different embellishments give. I added paper to the frame and used a gear stencil and distress ink to create a soft design.

The Gears Banner was adhered to the frame at the top, bottom and right side. To finish off my frame, I added the metal bolts to the corners, the Memories Word and Key embellishments.

Southern Ridge Chipboard used:

Gears Banner - jumbo

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!


  1. Corina, This is a fantastic mixed media frame, and you have used those gears beautifully! I love the colors--it has a wonderful patina! And your boys are adorable. One of my bestie's son's name is Colton!

  2. Wowser! Your canvas is beautiful and then some. I wish I could pick it up to look closer at it and touch the gears, a truly gorgeous canvas. Thanks for the challenge and for sharing your beautiful project with us Karen x

  3. Amazing creation with those gears!! Wow!
    Thank you for the lovely spring challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Lovely inspiration - those gears are amazing!
    Alison x