Inspire Journey Flower Canvases

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY (See Messages Below For Instructions)

Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases


Hello and welcome to the Summer Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be able to share these cute little flower canvases with you.  One is called “Inspire” because that is my goal, to inspire you in some way to help you in your creativity and the other is called “Journey” because I, like many of you, am on a creative journey.  This is one journey that I don’t mind that it has no end in sight.

Below I am sharing photos of the flower canvases I will be showing you how to create step by step in a video which will also be posted below as well as the supplies list. I hope you enjoy the process and you will be inspired to create some flower canvases of your own.

Be sure to follow the links to each of the other wonderful creative ladies participating in the hop. I know you will love each of their projects too.  I’m going to be hopping along with you to see what each artist has come up with. I know I will be inspired and I hope you will be too.  And don’t forget to read the message below from Roben-Marie Smith. She will give you instructions on how to enter her giveaway.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful time following the hop.

See you soon,




Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here. NOTE: link “here” with this link:

Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie’s latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member’s posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Petersen

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley

Laurie Haley For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Inspire – Mixed Media Canvases

Add Video –

Supplies List

Robin-Marie Smith Supplies:

Stamp Set “Garden Muse” by Paperbag Studios

Art Pop Card Collection – Wait For Me

Circle Sticker Collection – Wait For Me

Large Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Small Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Sticker Tape Collection – Wait For Me

Other Supplies:

Art Bites Canvases 4 x 8

Word Stamps

Staz-On Ink – Black

Sequin Waste aka Punchinello

Cosmetic sponge

Glue Stick

Pens – Black Posca Pen, White Shapie Paint Pen

Pencils – Regular #2, Peel & Sketch Charcoal pencil by General Pencil Co.

Watercolor Pencils – Lt. Olive #769 by General, Brown #704 by General

Black Stabilo Pencil by Aquarellable

Liquitex Matte Medium

Sharpie Mean Streak Marker


Paint Colors For Yellow Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Cadmium Orange, Sea Breeze

Apple Barrel – Antique Gold

Craftsmart – Dark Yellow

Crafters Acrylic by Deco Art – Daffodil Yellow

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Colors For Blue Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Spa Blue

Crafters Acrylic by DecoArt – Cool Blue

FolkArt – Light Periwinkle, Patina

Apple Barrel – Lilac Dust, Vineyard Green

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Brushes of your choice – I used a 1” Royal Crafters Grip, A tiny liner brush (I can no longer read the size on the brush) and a 4000 Round ( can no longer read the brand on the brush)

Piece of scrap paper for stem

Piece of paper to stamp words on

Mod Podge (optional)

Heat tool (optional)

Ranger Non Stick Mat (optional)


151 thoughts on “Inspire Journey Flower Canvases”

  1. Love your happy flowers! You’ve given me some new ideas on adding some oomph! to mine. Thanks for the inspiration and fun, new twists!

    1. Thank you Karen. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and have some ideas you want to try. 🙂

  2. Love, love this canvas!! I never thought about using the circles as the center of a flower. Another one of those “duh” moments for me. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win a spot in Roben-Maries class.

    1. Thanks Joyce. 🙂 I have those kinds of moments too. 🙂 You are so welcome. 🙂

  3. Great little mini canvases Laurie. I love your use of the stamps and stickers. Great job. ~~rita

  4. Loved the video and those flowers are to cute. Also never heard of pop cards etc but now I have so thanks. May have to go check out the store before it closes.

  5. Love love love your flowers! They’re representative of my journal. Thanks to all of you for the blog hop!

    1. Thanks Glenise. I feel pretty much the same way about flowers on everything. lol

  6. Oh my! These are gorgeous! I just love them! I absolutely love your style! What a talented artist you are!

  7. I love Your flower canvases. Great use of colour and texture. You are a great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing Your lovely art and how you do it.
    I wish you a lovely day.
    Hugs, Anita Sæløen xx

    1. Thank you Anita. I’m glad you enjoyed it. You have a wonderful day too. 🙂

  8. Love your canvases! The colors, the flowers, the whimsical look. I will have to go to RobinMarie’s shop right now and buy some stickers. Fun, fun, fun!

  9. Great project! I had been looking for a little guided inspiration (after my lazy vacation), and I do believe I just found it. Fabulous work!

  10. Really love these cards! Thank you for sharing. I am glad I found your youtube channel during the blog hop.

    1. I have colors like that too Diane 🙂 Purple is one I don’t use often. 🙂

  11. absolutely stunning. So beautiful on a canvas but they would look amazing on a journal cover too. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  12. Given me some great ideas. I will have to substitute supplies as I can’t get them over her in Australia but I’m sure to find something in my stash. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you have some new ideas to play with. I’m sure you will come up with a wonderful substitute. 🙂 Have fun.

  13. these flowers are sooooo pretty! love the word Inspire too…. I’ve subscribed to your youtube channel YAY!!! and will be back to your blog….love blog hops!! Thank you!

  14. Love, Love, Love your flowers! Happy to have discovered your blog! Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to win a seat in the Roben-Marie’s workshop. I will be visiting again!

  15. This is a great canvas project and I love how you used the art pops and pieces fir flowers and leaves! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Love this project, and I also would like to go for the opportunity to win Robins giveaway! Thank you.

  17. Beautiful! I absolutely loved this video. Thanks so much for sharing. Love how you used the stickers and randomly placed the stamping. It came together so visually appealing.

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