Sunday, December 1, 2013

I Am Roses "Tis The Season" Blog Hop

WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Tis the Season" Blog Hop. We have so much fun holiday inspiration coming to you from our Designers' and Guest Hoppers'! If you are hopping in order than you have just arrived here from the talented Rina's Blog.

 "Tis the Season" to win this I Am Roses prize package of goodies!

Here's how you can enter for a chance to win these flowers:
  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ and Guest Hoppers' blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "Tis the Season” Blog Post
  • There are 2 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs in TWO of our hoppers’ blogs!
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  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning the prize package.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on Saturday, December 7th
  • We will be randomly selecting 2 winners from the comments on two of the blogs and will announce the winners on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog.

                           For my holiday inspiration project I created a burlap wall canvas.

I love, love, love this project and I'm very happy and thrilled with the way it turned out!  
I can't wait to make more!

Here's how I created my holiday burlap canvas.

step 1) I gathered all my supplies, which include a 12x12 burlap canvas, acrylic paint in red, gold and black, (didn't use any black in the end) red doily, I Am Roses flowers, a few sprays of holly berries and 2 gold flat snowflake ornaments.

Step 2 and 3) I cut out an image I chose on my Silhouette Cameo,  an adorable deer.  I used 12x12 white card stock to create a stencil mask. I then used only the outline from the image my Cameo cut and placed it over my burlap canvas and held it in place with washi tape.

Step 4) I decided to paint my deer, red.  I used a small foam brush and and my acrylic paint. I poured a small amount of the paint out onto my mat and made sure not to overload my brush with too much. I found daubing with the foam brush worked best. I then waited a few minutes for it to dry and went around the edges with just a little bit of gold paint.

Step 5) Time to decorate my R77, I Am Roses flowers. I decided to add a bit of gold to my white R77's. Once again I just used my foam brush and daubed the gold paint on.

Step 6) After my burlap canvas was dry I started layering the rest of my embellishments onto the canvas to get an idea of what and where I wanted things to go. I then decided I wanted more flowers and to add a bit more color. I decided to add a few small crotch flowers with pearl centers and a red and white R21's.

Step 7) Using hot glue, I adhered everything into place. I just love clustering I Am flowers together!!!

Finished Holiday Burlap Canvas

Thanks for hopping along with me today, hope I have inspired you to created a holiday burlap canvas for your home or as a gift this holiday season. Be sure to stop by for all your holiday flowers and don't forget to follow the steps above at a chance to win some I Am Roses goodies.

Next stop on the hop is the amazing Arlene also know as mybutterflykisses12.

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the I Am Roses Design Team and friends hopping today.

Patricia Da Silva:*(Please leave a comment on her YouTube video)
Leslie Prinkki:  You are here now
Good Luck!   


  1. Beautiful! Love the burlap canvas with the reindeer.

  2. Love the simplicity of the canvas. Just the right flowers! Beautiful job Leslie!

  3. Hi Leslie, just joined in my first blog hop and sad that it's almost over. But I will be visiting you often. I love your canvas and look forward to seeing more. The flowers are so beautiful against the burlap. Take care. Niki.

  4. Beautiful color arrangement. I love the deer.

  5. Really great design and so much lovely details! Great job!

  6. This is a very cute canvas! I love all the berries and the added gold to the white flowers!

  7. What a beautiful canvas this is Leslie, I have canvases sitting in my craft room and needed some inspiration, thank you, I am definitely going to create something similar as part of my Christmas decoration. Hugs Suzi x

  8. Such a pretty Christmas canvas, the flowers are gorgeous
    Hugs julie P

  9. oohh very nice work! love it very much!

  10. Oh this is just beautiful. I love using my craft for home deco items

  11. very festive, leslie :) thanks for sharing and happy holidays! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  12. Awesome canvas! great flower spray arrangement. TFS

  13. Your canvas is so pretty. I love the clusters of flowers and embellishments in the corners.

  14. This is GORGEOUS! I'd have a hard time taking it down after the holidays.. it's too pretty! :)

  15. how neat!! you are so talented!!

  16. Totally loving your burlap canvas!!! Cute :) Hugs, Irene

  17. oh! so stunning, love the burlap canvas!

  18. wow, just stunning, looks really great and a great picture that will last for years
    caroline x

  19. You made a very beautiful canvas. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

  20. Wonderfyl canvas, love the gold on the flowers.

  21. Love your canvas. It's a great Christmas decoration.

  22. Oh my goodness - this is beautiful!!! You are amazing girlfriend!!

  23. Totally inspired to pull out my stencils and create a Christmas canvas now! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

  24. I love burlap and you made such a work of art with it. Great idea.....

  25. nice festive canvas tfs

  26. Beautiful project!! I love the tuturial!!!
    And i love I Am roses in my projects!!!
    Thank for the inspiration!!!

  27. lovely job with the canvas Leslie, and the flowers are gorgeous.
    Donna xx

  28. I totally heart the simplicity of your canvas Leslie :)