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Today I'm hanging out with the designers at A Vintage Journey.  I'm sharing a project that inspired me while I was checking out the AVJ Blog!  The talented Brenda Brown shared a Reverse Canvas last month on AVJ and I was instantly inspired!
Here is my version of a reversed frame and it won't be my last.  




The jumbo Tattered Pinecone flowers are a perfect choice for a larger scale project.


Ummm...I love the layered dragonfly!  I have yet to cut the Bee.  Maybe I should have used that bug instead.


I love to use watercolor paper for my dies.  Then I inked with some new Tim Holtz spring colours. 


I love the new Thinlit Handwritten Love set.  It's always a great finishing touch.


For added texture I used some embossing paste with some stencils.


I love all the stamping and tissue on this reverse canvas. 


 It's busy but in a good way allowing the bugs to pop with their bold spring colours.


I wanted to thank A Vintage Journey for hosting me and my project inspired by them.  I'm excited to share with project with my stalkers and theirs.  

The best part...I'll be teaching this project at an upcoming event for... CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER MAGAZINE!!!!  Ya, I'm a little excited.  Click the link and check out all the classes, teachers and Market Place!  



I'm super excited to share this with you.  Thanks for stopping by!

 
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  1. OMG, I love what you did with the frame! I feel inspired 💜

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  2. Wonderful Spring reverse canvas Nicole, your lovely butterflies and dragonfly leap off the canvas! Congratulations on your guest post at AVJ!

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  3. Awesome! Great to have you guesting at AVJ and way to go you on the class!!! I'm sure it will be a sell out as this is a fantastic project. Jenny x

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  4. Such a stunning make Nicole, fabulous work all round! Love what you did and thanks for joining us at AVJ!

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  5. I just love the look of the flipped over frame Nicole - your butterflies and dragon fly are beautiful -they glow like neon with the colors you used - love the looped twine behind them - thanks for being a Guest Creative Guide for AVJ today! Julia xx

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  6. Love the stunning colours of your winged creatures against the background neutrals - this is so beautiful. Thanks for being a wonderful guest over at AVJ.
    Alison xx

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  7. Love the contrast of your tissue frame against the beautiful colours of your dragonfly and butterflies. Congrats on GD with us at AVJ. Beautiful project.
    Julie x

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  8. It's easy to see why you will be teaching for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Nicole - CONGRATULATIONS. This is just WONDERFUL. I love dragonflies - even over butterflies - so this is really appealing to me. Love all the wonderful treatments and layers on your canvas. All three of the flying dainties look like they could just lift right up into the air. j.

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  9. Totally in love with this work! Surely one of my favourite of your projects! I love every detail! Stunning!!!!

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