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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: https://robenmarie.com/blog/taking-chances-and-making-changes

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 – https://youtu.be/gEWT0azswXk

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)


July & August Calendar Pages

July and August Calendar Pages

Can you believe it’s almost September?  Well, it will actually BE September when this post gets published.  This year is flying by and it seems to go faster since I started creating art journal pages in my old calendars each year.   I wonder why that is?  Hmmm.  Maybe because creating the pages makes me more aware of what day it is.  So, here we have July and August calendar pages. I got a little behind but I got caught up just in time for the next month to roll in. lol  August was an odd month.  I started riding my bike 15 miles a day 6 days a week, gave up coffee and working on cutting out sugar all in the same month. I think this month went by so fast because I was in an exhausted, coffee deprived state of mind. lol  Ok…a slight exaggeration but I have to say I was super tired for a few weeks while I adjusted to the changes.  Now, I’m ready for Fall and can’t wait to see the leaves change colors. I always feel extra creative in Fall and Winter for some reason.  Spring makes me want to bring out the entire box of crayons. Oh wait, I do that no matter what time of year it is. lol  And Summer, well, we try to get along. lol Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.


You can watch the process video HERE.

July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages