Jenni Bowlin Inspired One Little Word Canvas & Blog Hop

Phew, that must be my longest blog post heading ever! Mind you the post is long enough to match! ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to the One Little Word blog hop. If you are on the hop you would have arrived here from Margaret at Gutsy Mum.ย  Read through to the bottom for the next stop on the blog hop. You’ll also find a list of all stops at the very end of the post.

As I have already shared here and here too about my One Little Word for 2011, I thought it would be good to give you a look at my layout for Ali Edwards BPS class – and then onto a little project I completed this week using my one little word.

This ended up slightly rearranged, printed, cut up and added to the 9 ATC page protector in my album.I will share that in a later post but for now lets get on with my Jenni Bowlin Canvas showcasing my OLW.

Jenni Bowlin Inspired Canvas Art

During the Cocoa Daisy trip to Mykonos island in Greece late last year I had the opportunity to spend time, not only with Ali Edwards, but also the awesome Jenni Bowlin. Jenni is such a sweetie and, while the hi-light was getting to know her, another fab experience was doing a class with her.

It was supposed to be a “home” canvas but morphed into what was going to be a memory board incorporating memorabilia from the Mykonos trip. I had a little issue challenge with my paint not drying and the thing not coming together like I was wanting it to. Of course with traveling away again so soon after getting back from Greece it just sat there.

And sat there, and sat there, right through Christmas and New Year. Finally it came down to do something with it – or throw it away. Which wasn’t really an option because of my one little word. Balance for me is making do this year which extends then to using things already stashed rather than buying more. Up-cycling, re-purposing , and re-inventing uses for things to bring them into where I am right now.

Which is why the unfinished canvas board project from Jenni Bowling morphed into my inspirational one little word canvas.

This is how it looked when I returned from Greece. You can see a bit of the photo that it should have looked like from Jenni Bowlin on the left. Armed with the leftover bingo cards and other items from the class kit I got to work on it.

Luckily for me the word Mykonos and the word Balance have the same amount of letters. ๐Ÿ™‚

Inking up the edges of the punched bingo card numbers and layering them over the top of the others was easy. Just needed to change the last number of the year date. After making some “butchers twine” from DMC# 5 in ivory and light blue I corded it and glued it along the top edge to resemble bunting.

I wanted to keep the essence of Jenn’s project so based the added elements and ephemera around the her butterfly rub-on.

I made the pocket using some packaging and nestabilites. Of course a girl has to have some bling too.

The card sitting in the pocket will have my list of priorities that I hope to work on for my one little word. The main area’s and things I most want to find balance in.

Jenni’s bingo cards and buttons are the cutest touch. I made the tag behind the bingo with one that came on a parcel for hubby and adding the wordย  family with a 7 gypsies stamp. The vintage cotton lace came from my stash. 7 Gypsies and House of 3 stamps helped fill in the background too.

The butterfly is sprinkled with glitter an raised up on a pop dot for dimension. Pretty!

So there you have it – my finished “Balance” canvas with much thanks to Jenni Bowlin for the original inspiration.

Your next stop on the blog train is Tere, pop on over and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Here is the rest of the OLW BLOG LIST (Jan)

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26 thoughts on “Jenni Bowlin Inspired One Little Word Canvas & Blog Hop

  1. Hi, Sharyn! It’s Margaret here from Gutsy Mom, the stop before you on the blog hop. I love what you did with your Jenni Bowlin canvas. It came together to gorgeously. It is very–dare I say–balanced! I really like how you will be able to keep an ongoing list in the pocket on the right as the year goes on. And I love the pops of red on the pale blue background. One of my favorite color combos of all time. Your website is lovely!

  2. Sharyn, I love the depth of thought that has gone into this. Every piece has meaning, and I love that! From a shallow standpoint, LOL, I just love the colors and textures ๐Ÿ™‚ Nicely done!

  3. Wow! BEEEEautiful work! I’m loving what you’ve done. Thanks so much for sharing the process and your thoughts. Look forward to taking this journey with you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love your canvas – beautiful colors. And that glittered butterfly is fantastic. I like it even better for OLW. Great that you are reusing and upcyling. I love that idea. I’m jealous you got to go to Mykonos. I was there 20 years ago (yikes! didn’t realize it was that long ago) and if it is anything like it was WAY BACK THEN, it must have been incredible. There is nothing like the Greek Isles. Lucky you! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Margie xxx

  5. I love your projects. I am super jealous of your fantastic trip to Greece. Really excited to follow you on your journey with your word.

  6. thanks for sharing, especially love how you restyled the old unfinished project to work for a new goal, I am wondering how did you make your own bakers twine with the floss? I have been wanting to make my own for a while, did you just twist the two colors together? Thanks , Kristen S

  7. just beautiful, I just love the canvas idea…..tfs your gorgeous work. I look forward to reading more about your 2011 OLW journey as we move through the year.

  8. the layout for ali’s page of your olw is beautiful!
    really. it. is.
    glad i stopped by.
    it is soft in color and texture. very balanced and inviting.
    thank you for sharing.

  9. I LOVE how your Jenni Bowlin canvas turned out and your description of how you altered it from its original intent. Way to go on implementing some balance! I am inspired to go look at some unfinished projects in a new light : )

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