Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Getting funky with Crafty Chica Products- Part 1

A few weeks ago I was given a wonderful opportunity to play around with some Kathy Cano-Murillo A.K.A Crafty Chica products that are hitting select Michaels Stores. I have said this before and I will say it again... I adore Crafty Chica :)

I met Kathy a few years ago at CHA while I was working for Tattered Angels. I knew of her passion for crafting and her heritage, but what I found in Kathy as I got to know her, was a passion for people and helping others reach their goals and dreams... I love this.

After receiving a set of iron on transfers and one of her new Market Totes, I set out to create three separate projects that could reflect the fun and freedom that these designs exhibit. Today, I am sharing a mixed media canvas featuring one of the iron on transfers.

Love of My Life 

14x14 Mixed Media Canvas

Supplies:Iron on: Crafty Chica for I Love to Create, Ink: Tsukineko, Pens: Sakura of America, Paint: Plaid Enterprise, Spray inks: Clearsnap, letters: Prima Marketing Inc, Spray Paint: Krylon, Stencil: (handmade by me) Unknown: Canvas, vintage paper, thread

This canvas is dear to my heart. When I saw the heart on fire iron on, I knew I wanted to create a canvas with it for sure. There is a song that is on Santana's Supernatural CD that is sung with Rob Thomas from Match Box 20. This is the song that my husband use to sing to me when we were dating. The words are beautiful and well, I thought this heart matched the words to that song so well... So as a birthday gift for my husband, I planned to create this canvas for his office. I wanted to add a few more of the hand drawn flowers, but my husband caught wind of the project and had me stop right here... he liked it just the way it was. Who am I to argue with him?

Here is a close up of the side. It is raw, yet for some reason my husband likes it that way... I do too :)


Here is a close up of the words, this is part of the chorus of the song. My favorite part of the song :)


Here is a close up of the brick stenciling that I created with a homemade stencil and modeling paste. I then painted the brick silver with spray paint and accented it with Staz-On ink.


 And of course, here is the iron on heart that inspired this canvas.

*I received this complimentary product(s) from CraftyChica.com as part of the Crafty Chica Design Team and was asked to share an original DIY project.*

I had a lot of fun creating this canvas especially since I can see how much my husband loves it. It is a wonderful delight when you can see someone appreciate your creation. Makes it all worth it :)

Thanks for hanging out with me today :)

~Liz Hicks ♥


  1. I LOVE your project! I like to do mixed media as well. I'll be on the look out for her products.

    I love the way you have several of the word fonts different. Really makes the words pop!

    1. Thanks! I like the idea of writing my own text, but changing it up with some ready made letters really do make it pop, you are so right!

  2. LOVE the background! And the flowers - so colorful!

  3. LOVE this canvas...from that same CD is my husband and my favorite song...SMOOTH. Well actually Santana is our favorite artist going back to 1967...yup!!!! Love the iron =-on and what a fab idea...going to check out the Craft Chica now!

  4. This is a beautiful story and a beautiful project!

  5. Luv it! Makes me want to get out some canvas.... ;)