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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sparrow Canvas

I have seen lots of lovely canvas art projects in craft-bloglandville. I have always wanted to try one, so I went to Mike's with a coupon and bought me a canvas.

I painted it gray with acrylic paint.

Then I used my Cricut to cut out letters. I used the "Doodle Type" font cartridge. I arranged the words and lightly glued them down so that they wouldn't move when I mod podged it. (If you don't have a Cricut, you can print your saying on a computer and cut it out.)

I then put a light layer of Mod Podge all over the canvas.

When it was dry, I ended up with an adorable canvas!

*The saying is from a Gospel hymn, which, depending on how you interpret it, totally fits with what we talked about at church today (I love it when things like that happen). Not only does God have His eye on the lesser things like the sparrow, but maybe we should also watch out for the people who are often times overlooked.


Have a great day! PS: I will be linking up to these parties.


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71 comments:

  1. Great job! Love that quote, too. Very nice. Susan

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  2. How cute!

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  3. I really like that! Fabulous job! The gray and yellow look really good together.

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  4. I'd never heard that quote before, but I love it! So pretty!

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  5. I love it! It turned out so cute! I did cut out a little picture to put on a canvas I painted years and years ago. That is a really good idea to modge podge over it though. Mine doesn't totally stay. And I do really like your quote. That is a nice thought to always remember!

    It's on my old blog here: http://dbbydesign.blogspot.com/2009/12/creations-of-late-plus-super-easy-diy.html
    I can't remember what cartridge it's from though.

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  6. Oh i love it so! My fav quote too! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Ive been wanting to make one too and I haven't yet!
    I love the way yours turned out.
    I love the grey with the yellow.

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  8. I really like your canvas, the colors, the quote and the little bird! Very nicely done.
    I'd love it if you'd drop by for a visit sometime,
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  9. WOW! super cute! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  10. This is so sweet. I just love this saying! So true- our God cares about each and every thing...no matter the size! Very comforting (: Thanks for making me smile today

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  11. I love your sweet sign. I have to make this for my grandson. He will love it.
    L.

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  12. Darling! I love the scripture that verse is based on. The Lord is indeed aware of our needs and loves us.

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  13. I love it! I wish I had a Cricut or a Silhouette or something!! Great song, one of my favorites:)
    Thanks for joining us this week!
    {Rebekah}

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  14. That is so cute! I have the Doodletype cartridge so I am really excited to see your project. Thanks! Love how you show the size of the canvas you bought too. Great idea!

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  15. Found you on SugarBee- that canvas is super CUTE :)
    We're your newest follower... follow back if you'd like!
    :)Happy Monday!

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  16. How sweet and cute. Love the saying. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Yep, one of my favorites...I am a Silly Little Sparrow! :) Thanks for sharing on Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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  18. This is so cool, what a great project.

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  19. I love that hymn and that canvas! So very sweet! I'm your newest follower!
    smiles!

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  20. That is SO PRETTY! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

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  21. This is so pretty and I love that song. It is so nice to have that reminder that God is in Love with me and cares about even the smallest things in my life.

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  22. i love it! i want to do one! i've always loved that song.

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  23. Really cute! Love your stuff... I'm a new follower from Make It Yours :)

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  24. This is absolutely beautiful! Makes me want to go make one too! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thanks for the heads up on the linky party--oops! Adorable canvas!

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  26. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  27. Projects like this make me wish I had a Cricut!! Thanks for sharing!
    -Sarai (from Three Simple Girls)

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  28. Beautiful! I just got a Cricut last month :) Thanks for sharing such a neat project!

    Enjoy your day!
    ~Michelle :)

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  29. This is great! I love it! I have seen a canvas with this exact quote on Red Letter Words website, and it's WAY expensive (for me).

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  30. I really love this! It's so sweet and I love that song. It's a good reminder.
    pathb4me.blogspot.com

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  31. That was my grandmother's favorite hymn and I love it. Great blog site. Glad I joined!

    xo,
    nancy

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  32. SO cute. I love it! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by!Happy Friday!
    http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

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  33. Came back to visit this 'cause I like it so much! :)

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  34. I love it! I've got to get me one of those machines!!

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  35. Thanks for joining our blog party over at Sassy Sites! I always love to see the fun blogs and cute stuff that everyone is working on! Come back next Friday... xoxo

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  36. You have such beautiful ideas!! I really like this... I was hoping to do a similar project with my kiddos for Christmas presents this year. :) Stopping by from FFF!
    Jessica

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  37. Simply AAAADORABLE!! I just love the colors! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  38. Following from the Fun Follow Friday!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    www.mysidewaysgravity.com

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  39. LOVE this idea! I will have to give this a try.
    Following from Friendly Friday.
    Tracey
    http://garciamania.blogspot.com

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  40. I love this! What a great job you did... Thanks for the diy :-)

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  41. What a cute project. I'm visiting from the tatertots and jello party, I'm at www.lifeisaparty.ca I wish I had a Cricut, maybe for Christmas. I love your art, beautiful and inspirational!

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  42. Oh this is just a delightful print! You did an incredible job. I am absolutely impressed!

    Also, I have a giveaway on my blog right now and would love for you to enter if you're interested. <3

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  43. LOVE your canvas. SUPER cute - already knocked-off my own version so thank-you for the inspiration! :) Check out how it turned out at housebynumbers.blogspot.com

    Thanks Courtney! LOVE it!

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  44. I just really LOVE this! :)
    LOVE the song too.

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  45. Ugh... This makes me want a Cricut!!
    Turned out great. You should see those on Etsy or something!
    -Polly
    www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

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  46. We just had a sister get up in church today and bore her testimony. She sang this hymn as part of her testimony. Can't believe I would then see this idea on another blog which led me to you. I think I need to make this for her. Where did the sparrow bird come from?

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  47. Hi Courtney. I love your wall art - super cute! Fantastic job. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  48. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I featured you on my blog. This is so cute, such a great idea.


    http://oliviarenn.blogspot.com/

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  49. This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to sop by. Thanks Anu!

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  50. The quote is fabulous and your canvas turned out great - I love that sparrow!

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  51. Nice piece of art! THanks for sharing with us how you did it.
    -Jackie @ fun craft projects

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  52. Hi Courtney,

    I am spending a little time blog hopping and landed on your site. This post caught my eye. You did such a nice job with the canvas - great quote, great colors, and the sparrow is a great finishing touch. I also like the idea of covering with a coat of Mod Podge. I am your newest follower.

    www.remakingmemories.com/blog

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  53. This is great! I am going to try something like this with stickers one of these days!

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  54. Hi Courtney - how much would you charge for the quote in vinyl? I don't have a silhoutte but have a canvas that would work great for this and would be adorable in my 2 year old's room. You can email me: thebajemas@hotmail.com or www.thecraftproject9.blogspot.com

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  55. Hi Courtney!
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured this today!!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

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  56. Great job! May have to try this!

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  57. Just got my first bottle of mod podge and came across your blog while looking for project ideas. I'm looking to decorate my sewing room and this is one lovely idea. I might just try it! Although maybe I should start with a really easy project.

    God bless,

    Lina

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  58. Nice idea of making a painting. Thanks for sharing. canvas prints

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  59. Saw this featured at Life with the Lebedas, just had to come over and tell you how much I LOVE IT!

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