Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time Not Wasted

The quote on this altered canvas says,
"At the beach, time you enjoyed wasting is not time wasted"
-T. S. Eliot
I created this altered canvas over an old picture of apples...got it at a yard sale for 25 cents.
I belong to the Design Team at Altered Eclectics, which really helps me keep on track with projects. I do great with deadlines...they give me a time frame within which I can work.
Altered Eclectics has a challenge every month, and it's always,
 "Anything Goes, but no layouts or cards."
Get busy on the Altered Eclectics challenge...you have all month!
Here's how I made my inspiration piece...
I covered the canvas with sample paint from Lowes...those little Valspar pots you can get for half off or free with a coupon from a magazine. (I had three).
Next, I Modpodged patterned paper onto the painted canvas, then used a couple of card stock stencils made from background dies to make a dotted texture with spackle I had in the garage.
I attached crushed shells and glass beads with lots of Mod Podge, which had to dry overnight.

I then wrote the quote freehand, and used some Crafty Secrets stamps for the images. The last thing I did was attach driftwood and a starfish with Glossy Accents.
I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation, which is where I took the picture in my blog header...just combing the beach...
Enjoy the journey,


  1. Fabulous make.

    Moira xx

  2. Wow! Awesome canvas; love all the texture you have going on! Hugs, Vickie Y

  3. OMG this is awesome Bev! LOVE all the amazing texture and the theme is fabulous! And, your personal handwritten sentiment is fabulous and is something that can be treasured for years to come! Thanks for sharing this amazing creation and for all the close up details. Well done!

  4. Wonderful, wonderful work! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-


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