Banner Day Canvas Collage

I created this 8" x 10" canvas collage by starting with a decorative napkin . . .
Once I separated the 3 layers of the napkin, I used the top layer to create a background using Claudine Hellmuth's multi medium to glue the napkin pieces to the canvas . . .
I finished the edges of the canvas with pieces of the napkin as well . . .
Textured decorative papers were used to create the girl's dress . . .

Other items used to decorate the background and the Banner Day girl are as follows.  The items with links can be purchased at Inspiration Emporium:


Tim Holtz Creative Textures stamps


Tim Holtz Collection - Fancy Flourish stamps
Various other random rubber stamps
Hero Arts - Friendly Flags for the banner
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Wild Honey (LOVE the new Distress Stains!)
Archival Ink Jet Black by Ranger
Vintage ledger book pages
Bubble wrap paper to apply the paints
Foreign newspaper
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint - Dash of Red
Perfect Pearls Mists - Perfect Pearl


I hope everyone is having an art-filled "banner" day today!


Post Script:  For those of you following my "other" journey, I had my first tissue expander injection of saline last Thursday.  A little tight and uncomfortable for a couple of days, but I'm getting used to it now.  Will be going back this Thursday for "pump" #2 *smiles*

18 comments:

Helen said...

How cool is this! Looks like you had a lot of fun making it.

Linda Cain said...

So much great color, so much fun!
Love it!

~Linda

Ange said...

Love it Sherry,
How lovely to hear from you too. I've been so out of touch blogging since I started homeschooling my kids as well as calligraphing from home that I've not travelled around for AGES! Thanks for dropping by as it's great to come back over and see what you've been up to. I see you're as talented and full of ideas as ever :)

Take care and I'll be back
xxx

Nancy Lynn said...

Beautiful artwork Sherry. I love what you do. And always look forward to hearing about your other journey. You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time. You truly are an inspiration to me.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful creation, Sherry!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fantastic Sherry! Both the art and your journey. I love the napkin you used!

Sharon said...

Oh Sherry I love this. It's been awhile and I am trying to play catch up with my blogging buddies. Looks like you have become even more of a artistic Diva. Love what you have been doing.

Shelly Hickox said...

Really, truly beautiful work!!

Pam said...

I love this Sherry, as always!

Eileen said...

She is beautiful, as always.
Thanks for keeping us up to date on the other journey; you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! beautiful work of art. so pretty!

Kelly Booth said...

So pretty Sherry...it has been a while since I have played with deco napkins. This is perfect!

Piddawinkle said...

that is gorgeous work Sherry I love it, and how many pumps are you going for LOL best of luck with it x

Jose Roberto said...

Hi Sherry!
I loved their work, are very creative and very original.
Visit my blog.
Greetings from Brazil.
Roberto

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Terrific canvas, Sherry! Love the napkin background you created -- and the banner, too. (Just ordered all the distress stains, I think they're fabulous, too.)

Amanda Trought said...

This is a lovely piece, so glad I stopped by. Have a blessed day, Amanda

Netty said...

Oh wow its wonderful Sherry. Annette x

Sanna F said...

So much inspiration! :)