Thursday, September 25, 2014

Southern Girls Design Team Project - Challenge 97 Shabby/Chic Girly Challenge

Today I am posting my first Design Team Project for Southern Girls Challenge.  The theme is Shabby Chic/Girly and I decided to make an altered canvas using the back of the canvas.

I have been playing with small corsets/torsos made from paper mache using a Barbie doll as a mould and I though that this was the perfect challenge to use one of these.

Here is the finished project.

I covered the canvas back with bookpaper, then I glued tissue paper over that.  I then glued on crochet and paper doilies, cheesecloth and lace.  I used chipboard pieces and flowers from Imagine If and I diecut leaves and flowers from wallpaper and old maps and glued it all together.  Before adding the flowers I sprayed the canvas using homemade paint sprays in a combination of green, blue, cranberry and violet.  I also used a gold shimmer spray over some of the pieces. 

I had a lot of fun making this canvas and I hope it inspires you to enter the challenge over at
Southern Girls Challenge.   You can check out the other Design Team Projects and remember anything goes. I am really looking forward to seeing your creations so give it a go.


  1. Ngaere your creations are breathtaking! What a cool mixed media piece. Love what you've done for this challenge. Hugs, Wends x

  2. I love learning about the process behind your gorgeous projects :)