Studio Wall Art: HP Summer Photo Fun Giveaway ENTER TO WIN!

Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_20I was recently given a Walmart gift card by HP to try out some of their same-day creative photo offerings to share with you, as well as the opportunity for three of my blog readers to each win a $50 Walmart gift card to do the same! I went to my local Walmart Photo Center and checked out the products first hand, realizing how wonderful most of them would be for creating creative wall art with a mix of digital images and studio craft supplies. There’s so many products to choose from including:

  • Multi-Panel Canvas or Multi-Panel Mounted Photos (New from HP, only available in stores right now): The Multi-Panel Photo Canvas and Mounted Photos, where one photo is split across 2 and 4 panels and hung closely together, is a great way to showcase pictures of summer landscapes, unique architecture, summer wedding photos and large group family photos. Multi-Image Canvas or Multi-Image Mounted Photos (New from HP, only available in stores right now): Another new photo wall décor option, the Multi-Image Photo Canvas or Mounted Photo, features a “hero” image as the background and has small insets where you can display other photos on top of the hero image.

  • HP Mounted Photos: A unique offering from HP, Mounted Photos feature a silver-look edge. It comes ready to hang and also has a back stand so you can place it on a table or shelf. Mounted Photos come in a variety of sizes.

  • HP Premium Canvas: Made with high-quality canvas material with a gallery-wrapped look, the HP Premium Canvas is an affordable wall décor solution that’s so beautiful it can be displayed in an art gallery!

  • Other wall décor options include HP Faux Canvas, Posters and collage posters, and Prints

For my projects I chose the 16″ x 20″ Faux Canvas, because it was the choice with the most dimension- a gallery wrap of the image around a 1.5″ deep cardboard structure. So at my computer, I designed two different image. One to support my upcoming workshop classes, and another (that when finished reads: Craft Like Nobody’s Watching) to remind myself and others to just stop worrying about what others are thinking and enjoy the process of crafting. I designed them to the dimensions of 19″ x 23″ to allow for the 1.5″ side wraps. Here is what each looks like once loaded onto the Walmart Photo site where it indicates how your image will place with the dark areas representing the side wraps.Cathe Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_02For my first piece, I used one vintage group photo divided into three rounds, a tartan print, an image from a vintage chocolate covered cherries label, and a cigar box tax stamp. I also included some line art of a decorative border I designed to run vertically behind the round group shots. My other piece has a scan of one of my favorite vintage paint-by-number paintings, a digital cigar box tax label and a scanned vintage image of an audience watching a sport. I pieced all together with type in Photoshop. I uploaded the images to the Walmart Photo website and was in store picking them up that afternoon! Cathe Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_01Here is the lovely Favi from the Walmart Photo Center with my finished faux canvas wall art!Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_18Here is what the back looks like.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_03Once back in the studio the real fun began. I used acrylic gesso to beef up and add texture to the lettering by painting it on in glops and mounds. Once dry it has a nice, lumpy, chalky look.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_19 I hot glued some long paintbrushes on and tied up with a ribbon.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_12I adhered some thick baker’s twine along the graphic border.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_13I glued a pair of small, vintage scissors in the “dead space” between the first two words.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_14Then to frame the people shots, I used three 3-inch wooden embroidery hoops that I embellished with washi tape and rubber stamps that read Friends, Vintage, and Handmade.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_06Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_16I finished this piece by distressing the edges and corners with coarse steel wool for a bit of a worn look.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_15Here is my first finished faux canvas embellished wall art:Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_04For my second piece, I pulled out some metal letters I’ve had tucked away for years and roughly went over some with a white paint marker. Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_07I adhered them onto a piece of grosgrain ribbon tucked below a vintage cloth measuring tape, with a bit of vintage wallpaper peeking out from below.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_08Instead of using the metal letters for the word LIKE as I’d originally planned, I came across that word in my stack of vintage flash card and clipped it to the measuring tape to complete the message.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_09I used a glue pen and white glitter to enhance the word Craft.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_10I added a little craft-store picket fence to the bottom to keep the crowd back.Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_17I tucked in a few vintage millinary branches and my piece was complete!Cathe-Holden_HP_Photo_Canvas_05So as you see, your options for altered art, digital collage, traditional collage, and mixed media just got a whole lot more exciting! For more information on these wall art products, visit HP/Wake Up Your Walls.


HP is giving away $50 Walmart gift cards to THREE lucky JSIM readers to wake up their walls!

TO ENTER: Leave a nice, relevant comment below. One comment/entry per person, please.

DEADLINE: Entry closes Thursday, September 5, 2013 at noon (PST). The winner will be randomly chosen, notified, and posted here shortly thereafter. Good Luck!

Thank you for all the fantastic comments!

The randomly chosen winners are:

#212/Linda   #141/Karen   #97/Kate


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  1. #1 - Valerie says:

    I love how you modified the first one. The addition of the scissors, brushes, and embroidery hoops is just such a good idea. I hope you don’t mind that I use this as inspiration for artwork for my craft room! 😀

  2. #2 - Lynne Weinberger says:

    You simply keep outdoing yourself, Cathe. Just when I think it’s already fabulous, you add the perfect touch – like the scissors and tied brushes – and vintage flashcard – to make each canvas sheer perfection.

  3. #3 - Elizabeth Brunner says:

    So exciting to know about the canvas option for digitially-modified images. So much potential and your examples are splendid. Thanks for the GiveAway.

  4. #4 - Wendy Orme says:

    I wish I were as creative and talented as you are! These are just beautiful!

  5. #5 - Linda Lipford says:

    My walls and I thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win a gift card to explore digital art. I am comfortable with altered/collage/mixed media art but digital? Not so much. But based on what you have created I would love to give it a try.

  6. #6 - Gwen says:

    Loving the eclectic mix!

  7. #7 - Carol Sandretto-Unsinger says:

    I would have not thought to make a photo collage of anything other than family photos… I love this idea of using the printed canvas to make custom art!!

  8. #8 - Sarah Hanley says:

    I really like the “craft like nobody’s watching”. We can get caught up in doing projects just to show them off and have others approve. That is ok sometimes, but crafting and art can be so much more meaningful if you just use it as a release of your creative juices, not to please other people. 🙂

  9. #9 - Karen Magee says:

    These are great…. What size originals did you start with; size pics you ended up with?

  10. #10 - Jessie C. says:

    This is perfect to make our summer camping trip memorable.

  11. #11 - Pat Schmidt says:

    Charming! Love the paint by number aspect. Every detail adds depth and interest. Can’t wait to try one!

  12. #12 - Elaine Wilson says:

    Absolutely love these!!!! I would love to win.

  13. #13 - Kathie Mennetti says:

    Thanks for the info. Did not know this service was available at Walmart.

  14. #14 - TzviFiller says:

    I would LOVE to win the gift card being that I just started school and it would help out a lot

  15. #15 - Becky Fierberg says:

    these are so fun. plain and simple.

  16. #16 - Celine says:

    Your creativity knows no bounds! I was thinking that the printed canvases were pretty great straight from the store, but you’ve taken them to a new level entirely. Very inspiring!

  17. #17 - Inspire Me Heather says:

    Wow Cathe, your wall art turned out beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card, I’d love to make something similar!

  18. #18 - Kathy T says:

    I didn’t know that I could combine digital images onto a canvas. I will be checking this out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. #19 - Jeanne says:

    I never knew Walmart made those kind of art canvases. And how clever of you to embellish them further. I just love the end result. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway opportunity.

  20. #20 - Janeen says:

    I have thought about trying the different photo options at Wal-Mart. Your examples have made me much more interested in trying them. I had no idea you could do this…

  21. #21 - julie wasson says:

    Are there any words for how cool these are? Let me know if you find some. Great ideas.

  22. #22 - Dee Tollaksen says:

    Cathe, so awesome. I’m so impressed at the planning you’ve one. First the composition of the canvas art then the genius altering success. Love it!

  23. #23 - Cheryl Walker says:

    Wow, I love this new canvass product. Now I’m going to be looking for some old pictures because I love this project. <3 <3 <3

  24. #24 - Darla P. says:

    I’ve got some ideas now after seeing what you did. Don’t we all need a little fun yet meaningful art adorning our walls? Thanks!

  25. #25 - Mami2jcn says:

    I love the use of the vintage group photo!

  26. #26 - Melanie Thompson says:

    Blinging up the premade canvases–what an awesome idea!! I’m thinking Christmas presents, here…

  27. #27 - Diane says:

    Thanks for the easy explanation of how to do this craft. I love how it came out!

  28. #28 - Jill says:

    Wow! I am in love with the techniques you used on the first picture – the hoops, the brushes, and the distressing – but I love, love, love the use of the paint by number in the second one! I have have a serious paint by number addiction!

  29. #29 - Amanda says:

    I am so impressed with the way in which your additions elevated the canvases to seriously awesome art! I would live to try something like this with some photos I took on a recent vacation.

  30. #30 - rachel says:

    The colors came out so great! I’ll have to check this out.

  31. #31 - Jessica Dougherty says:

    wow! i had no idea wal-mart offered these snazzy looking canvases! i would love to create some for my craft room!!!!

  32. #32 - Jennifer W says:

    Amazing, you continue to amaze me with your creativity and ambition! I just found your site last week and I feel as If I’ve been living under a rock til now. I admire you so much, you are an incredible designer!!!

  33. #33 - Barbara says:

    What a fabulous idea!!! Love these projects!!

  34. #34 - latonya r says:

    What a great combination of technology to enhance your photos!

  35. #35 - g says:

    WOW!! As always I love how you think outside the box. I dont think I would have thought to take it one step further and make it in to 3-D art; so personal and unique, just like you Cathe!
    Thanks fro your inspiration and generosity

  36. #36 - ginger says:

    fantastic! I didn’t know about this, thank you so much!

  37. #37 - Suzanne says:

    I love the addition of the flashcard and measuring tape. The canvases look fabulous!

  38. #38 - Julia D. says:

    Absolutely unbelievable! You are something else… Just love both creations and sure wish I had some of your great mass of treasures you’ve collected to embelish them with. Sure sounds like fun to try these and thanks for the opportunity for the gift card to try it out.

  39. #39 - Kathy Waxler says:

    Wow! Those are fantastic. I really like the ‘Craft like nobody’s watching’ one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. #40 - Last Minute Lynn says:

    What a wonderful coolage! I especially like how you added the words to the edges of the hoops.

  41. #41 - Tricia Z says:

    Such creativity! I love the way that you mixed media and used retro touches! Thanks for instructing us 🙂

  42. #42 - Lisa says:

    Oh, this is great! I love these projects — this is all kinds of crafty goodness that I would love to create — the white picket fence is perfect! HP is great & fun to play with!

  43. #43 - Laura says:

    Love the embellishments!

  44. #44 - Alison says:

    Fabulous! I am impressed with your multimedia skills and love the results. Thank you for sharing your creations!

  45. #45 - Mary says:

    Wow! I didn’t know Wal-Mart could do such interesting things! Thanks for the post. I’d love to create a project using one of their options.

  46. #46 - Leann says:

    You rock!!!! Love it sooo much!

  47. #47 - Karrlin Bain says:

    I love the sound of the HP Premium Canvas!! What a great opportunity for us to get something special with nice quality at an affordable price. I love the examples you gave… especially the paintbrushes displayed on your piece! Thanks for the creative information!

  48. #48 - Brenda Becknell says:

    These are so creative! They looked good right from the store, but your finishing touches just made them awesome!

  49. #49 - VickyC says:

    What a wonderful give away, I could find many places for a great product like this.

  50. #50 - Natasha J says:

    i absolutely LOVE that design. i need something to jazz up my plain white walls

  51. #51 - Julie B. says:

    Cathe, you never cease to amaze me! These projects are just awesome and I spend a great deal of time participating in retail therapy at Walmart! Let me know when you do this as a project somewhere; I would love to take the class!

  52. #52 - Becky Smith says:

    I love the way you gussied up your canvases! Great way to personalize them even further!

  53. #53 - Donna M. says:

    Those are so cool! I didn’t even know that Wal-Mart had products like that!

  54. #54 - Katie Contests says:


  55. #55 - Rita A says:

    Very clever! I plan on adding a fence to one of my photos now.

  56. #56 - Cynthia R says:

    Love love love the option of ordering close by and picking up at my local Walmart. I am truly inspired to think outside the box for my next project.

  57. #57 - Olivia Hamilton says:

    I wish i was crafty and talented as you! Such great pieces! Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for the giveaway!

  58. #58 - Terri says:

    I love the second canvas and all the embellishments you’ve added. So creative and so clever. You’ve totally inspired me to try this… whether I win or not (although I would soooo love to win)!

  59. #59 - Carol Roberts clark says:

    wow one day i shall conquer the craft world as u have

  60. #60 - Nancy Reeb says:

    Absolutely love this idea. I use Walmart for posters all the time but this is such a fresh use of the canvas. Hope I win – I’d love to try it!

  61. #61 - Maria says:

    What a great idea! I love how you embellished them. I have so many photos and lots of bare walls. I need to do something. Your post has given me lots of ideas and inspiration!

  62. #62 - Elena says:

    Looks very nice. I love the colors

  63. #63 - Melissa Waterbury says:

    Wow! I thought you did a great job as the original print, then you amped it up with the craftiness. Thank you so much for the step by step, they came out wonderful, your personality really shows from start to finish in each element.

  64. #64 - maggie raguse says:

    boyohboy, Cathe…these two pieces are further proof that you are simply The Craft Goddess. Adding the 3-dimensional bits made them both even more crazy-wonderful. This proud member of The Crafty Masses would love to enter your giveaway. I won once before…maybe I’ll be lucky again 🙂

  65. #65 - Elizabeth Toel says:

    I love the idea of adding to the printed piece to finish it off! Well Done!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  66. #66 - suzanne says:

    I can’t wait to try a canvas project now that it has become so easy to do! Hopefully with a nice photo using the new camera lens that I got today!

  67. #67 - Pam says:

    Glad you craft like nobody’s watching. but let us watch! You are an inspiration. Thanks to you and HP for the chance at the giveaway!

  68. #68 - Victoria Sturdevant says:

    Oh, those turned out fabulous. Your added touches really pumped them up.

  69. #69 - kathyS says:

    The addition of black and white images is great.

  70. #70 - Carol Williamson says:

    I love it all! Especially the one using the embroidery hoops and stamping them for extra wow effect. The little scissors were perfect too. You are one creative gal.

  71. #71 - gerriherbst says:

    Absolutely incredible! Have an idea and would love to win so I can try it out. Thanks for offering this prize!

  72. #72 - Paula Collins says:

    I love the embroidery hoop idea with stamped images on the side. I have tried using sticky back canvas but such a small scale compared to this. Thanks for the great idea. Keep on craftin!

  73. #73 - The Gypsy Magpie says:

    This is a wonderful post- what great pieces of art! I must admit, I would NEVER have looked into this product. Boy, would I be missing out! This is such a fun idea that I cannot wait to try… thanks for the inspiration!!

  74. #74 - Mary Ann says:

    Wow. I never realized you could do so much with a canvas picture board. I always thought you painted on it and that was it. Your blog has been VERY inspiring. Thanks so much!

  75. #75 - Diane Martin says:

    I had not idea you could do this at Walmart. Great examples and explanations. Thank you Walmart for sponsoring.

  76. #76 - Barb says:

    Loved both of your projects. Never would have thought to do the extra to a canvas! Really would loved to do this. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  77. #77 - Kathy says:

    I really enjoy the ideas you provide. I can execute the crafts but I’m not nearly as creative with the ideas. You’re an inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, too.

  78. #78 - Carol says:

    Oh MY! These are amazing…I never thought to add a 3D objects to a canvas photo. SO inspiring! I am looking around the house for photos, objects…glue gun in hand!

  79. #79 - Gwynetham Miller says:

    Just such creative ideas! Love them!!

  80. #80 - Patti Beth says:

    You’ve inspired me to try making a multi-media project with a canvas print:)! I just need to get more comfortable using Photoshop & then my skills just might match up to the ideas in my head!

  81. #81 - Roseanna says:

    Oh, these are right on…I will be starting classes in my studio soon!
    Love this…thanks!

  82. #82 - ChrisA says:

    WOW they are amazing. I was just telling my friend they other day I wanted to redo a room in my home. I am already turning ideas around in my mind. I would love to try this. Thank you for the chance to win a gift card.

  83. #83 - Betty says:

    You think out of the box and the things you make are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  84. #84 - Dana says:

    Oh my head is spinning full of ideas! Your finished piece is magic! Love it.

  85. #85 - Jody Smith says:

    Very clever! Always inspiring!

  86. #86 - Jeanann Montney says:

    I loved the distressed look that you obtained with steel wool.

  87. #87 - Dawn Brown says:

    I just love what you made! I have been getting vintage photos from my sister-in-law, but not enough to do a whole scrapbook. Now, with your instructions, I know EXACTLY what to do!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

  88. #88 - Marilyn H says:

    I love the changes you made. I love it when items are personalized. You can see the person’s true self come shining through.

  89. #89 - La Verne says:

    Sometimes these blog site craft tutorials are a waste of energy, time and materials. You always manage to create something wonderful out of crap. Kudos.

    Just in case you are wondering…that is a compliment.

  90. #90 - Stephanie Mansdoerfer says:

    Wow! You are so clever and creative. Don’t know where you get your ideas, but I guess it has something to do with the more you try new things and do things, the more the ideas come! Thanks for your generosity in sharing so many wonderful things! I love your blog!

  91. #91 - Cyndi Paola says:

    Wow! Love those!
    You’ve inspired me!
    Will be using that technique in the near future.

  92. #92 - SuZeQ says:

    Cathe – fabulous work. That’s all I can say. You’re always surprising me with something fabulous. Keep it up! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway, too!

  93. #93 - Ginger says:

    I love fooling around with photo art. The possibilities are endless. The framed canvases are wonderful for so many thing.

  94. #94 - Vanessa says:

    What an eye you have! Never thought about a mix of scans and photos on printed canvas! The gears are turning…..thanks for the inspiration!

  95. #95 - Susan Pompetti says:

    You have such a great eye! Wonderful work!!!

  96. #96 - martha says:

    I really enjoy your projects,,,you always have ideals that are great,,,,,Thanks for a great blog,,,awesome details on the canvas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. #97 - kate blue says:

    fantastic projects (always love canvas and washi :))…would love this to do an amazing b/w family collage!

  98. #98 - Sue says:

    Well done! Your embellishments took them over the top.

  99. #99 - Kate says:

    Wow! I am so impressed with your creativity! They both are great!!

  100. #100 - Kathy Daniels says:

    I love how you use mixed media and incorporate it all together to match your theme. I prefer mixed media as I think it makes it more “homey” and shows that it is “homemade” as opposed to store bought. I love your ideas and am inspired to make my own stuff.

  101. #101 - Aubrey Hierholzer says:

    I’m coming across so many creative ways to use Walmart’s Photo Center! This is great! Cathe, you’re taking the ever so simple to the amazing possible!

  102. #102 - Christine Zibas says:

    My success with WalMart’s photo processing has not always been great. They ruined a bunch of travel photos from Italy a few years back. It was heartbreaking. I have gotten over it of course, but now that they are partnering with HP I have a little more faith in them.

  103. #103 - Barbara Chandler says:

    What fun projects! Thanks for the opportunity!

  104. #104 - Nancy Blue Moon says:

    What fun to dress them up like that Cathe..You are so clever..Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. #105 - Sally Hackney says:

    I love the extras you added like the embroidery hoops, scissors and paint brushes. What a wonderful inspiration you are! Thanks!!

  106. #106 - Larraine says:

    Very cool – especially using the embroidery hoops as mini frames. I can see someone doing that with kids or pets or if you have a large picture of – say – sunflowers plus some smaller ones. I think you just gave me a great idea.

  107. #107 - Doyle Wasa says:

    These are very cool and I would love to make something like this.

  108. #108 - Chelle Chapman says:

    WOW! I could only hope to have half of the crafty knowledge you have forgotten! These are Incredible!!! I absolutely LOVE these! Thank you for sharing your creativity & for the giveaway!!

  109. #109 - clifford says:

    I wish I had as many great ideas floating around as you. It’s so wonderful you share your thoughts and instructions too. Mega thanks!

  110. #110 - Mary Ann says:

    Whoa!!! Your wall art created through Walmart photo is outstanding! Love, love, love it! Hope I can win the giveaway to create something special for my craft room.

  111. #111 - alice hancock says:

    What a great idea Wal-Mart had! I love what you did with them!!!!

    Inspiration again! Thank you

  112. These are just awesome! I love how you embellished the canvas with more mod podge and trinkets. What a great idea! Love the little hoops around the round photos. I didn’t know WalMart did this sort of thing so I will DEFINITELY check out their online site as I’m interested to know what the faux canvas costs. I’ve been wanting to do some canvas prints for ages but they are so expensive everywhere! I would LOVE to win the $50 gift card so I could use it for my own works of art!

  113. #113 - Roxi says:

    I love the modification. SOOOO many ideas rolling around in my head now. Just found your website through Kelly Rae.

  114. #114 - Samantha says:

    Thank you for showing us that a mounted canvas can be SO much more than just “a photo”! Wow- the options you just opened to our tiny brains is endless!

  115. #115 - vicki dutcher says:

    How fun are these! You did an awesome, very creative job!!

  116. #116 - ANNIE BORNFRIEND says:

    I am always amazed by Cathe. These are so wonderful, full of originality and spirit. JSIM is a great source of inspiration .Thank you for sharing your work with us.

  117. #117 - debianne says:

    Love working with canvas and “altering” them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  118. #118 - berta says:

    What a wonderful idea! I have a vintage Halloween group photo (all adults in costume) that would be a wonderful addition to a Halloween collage using a canvas print! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration you provided with your wonderful canvas art collages. I love the found object’s like the fence and embroidery hoops you used.

  119. #119 - Dani H says:

    Both my laptop and printer are from HP. I’ve been dying to get one of the photo transfers to canvas!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  120. #120 - Juanita Murray says:

    What a time saver! Being able to start on a surface that has a background already applied gives inspiration and creativity a jump start. Think about doing several of these and propping them up around studio…then when I feel the creative juices flowing, working on them. As you view them each day, creative direction will develop.

  121. #121 - Cindy says:

    I love the images you used and especially the paint by number. You got my creative juices flowing with all the possibilities this opens up!

  122. #122 - Tammy Murdock says:

    I love these pieces of art! What a great mixture of techniques! The dimension is wonderful and the sayings are awesome for a studio!

  123. #123 - K says:

    I was just trying to figure out wall art for my Spanish classes–this might be the answer! Thanks.

  124. #124 - Noreen says:

    Wow! Who would have thought to add so much! I love the crowd and the picket fence.

  125. #125 - Darleene says:

    I had no idea that WalMart carried canvas photo! What great ideas to start creating treasures! FUN!!!

  126. #126 - Deborah says:

    You always inspire me with your ideas. I love your second one above, and it’s got me thinking of other ways to use these canvases. Thanks!

  127. #127 - Kristina Perez says:

    These are cute, Cathe. I’m still waiting for actual walls in my crafting space but, I would love to work on something cute for my future walls. 🙂

  128. #128 - Nadia says:

    I love these! using the print art in the canvas and then altering/adding and turn it into a mixed media art craft project! what a fabulous idea! I would love to win and I would love to shop in Walmart but I live in Europe. I loved your rosette book too 🙂

  129. #129 - JLou F says:

    Love this! How bold of you~ thanks for sharing, and for the inspiration 🙂

  130. #130 - Kim k says:

    Love the wall art you created! Can’t wait to do my own!

  131. #131 - Jodi says:

    great job Cathe – I love how you take something so simple and really elevate it to another level! inspiring as always!!

  132. #132 - Teresa Richardson says:

    Love how you used the brushes, scissors, and embroidery hoops on your canvas.

  133. #133 - Doris Carbone says:

    Wonderful and creative way to freshen and update my 1990s
    walls and memory photo displays. Thanks for sharing Cathe.
    Love the canvas technique, lovely idea for Christmas giving
    and I’m ready to start!

  134. #134 - Susan says:

    Wow – I don’t know whether an ‘oldie’ like me would be able to tackle a brilliant project like this. These computer based activities seem to coke very easily to the young of today. Do keep up the great work.

  135. #135 - Charlee Richards says:

    Love it!! Very creative! When your creative brain kicks in it goes into overdrive. You add pieces like nobody’s buisness and its never over done or too dramatic. Wish I had just a little bit of your creativ genius.
    Cant wait to see what you come up with next.

  136. #136 - Amy Ricke says:

    This is fantastic! Thank you Cathe and Walmart…let the crafting begin!

  137. #137 - jennifer farnes says:

    holy smokes, folks! the fact that walmart is doing something so cool is one wonderful thing, but what you did to those canvas pictures, with all of your amazing, stunning, over-the-moon-and-back altered-ness is, once and ALWAYS again……jaw-dropping. i couldn’t breathe for like, a full two or three seconds after my huge sigh. wow. i think you’re my hero, cathe.

  138. #138 - Shawn says:

    Brilliant! … and so doable. Who would have thunk it, but you. Thanks for showing how easy this would be to do. And wouldn’t you just know it … Walmart is just around the corner. Well sort of. Thanks again!

  139. #139 - Sarah says:

    Love the picket fence. It all came together so nicely!

  140. Oh, my gosh! What a fabulous idea! Cathe, I can’t get over all the awesome craftiness that oozes out of that brain of yours! Keep ’em coming!!

  141. #141 - Karen says:

    Cathe, inspiring project! I can’t wait to try my own!

  142. #142 - Sue says:

    I love the idea of self-made art. You make it seem pretty doable too! I have a ton of scrapbooking supplies that I think I could afford to throw some at a project like this! Thanks for sharing.

  143. #143 - Patty G says:

    Would love to make something for my grandsons graduation! Thanks!

  144. #144 - Jane Rhoades says:

    I would have never thought of embellishing a photo canvas! They are both incredible!

  145. #145 - Caroline Bedard says:

    Your layering style adds so much to the faux canvases. It is awesome that you can pick up the canvases on the same day – no losing momentum!! Thanks for the great idea, Kathe!

  146. #146 - Desiree Hesse says:

    thes are awesome! I’vre got all sorts of ideas now

  147. #147 - edie says:

    I love to craft like no one’s watching – especially the credit card bills!LOL! I am a supreme hunter-gatherer goddess of supplies – my challenge to myself is to use rather than horde 😉 I’m also trying to make sense of a photo organizing system off of 4 different idevices historically and 2 laptops. Whew!

  148. #148 - Julie Wittich says:

    I almost didn’t open this but oh my… what you can do with the ordinary is simply extraordinary! Loved the 3D result!

  149. #149 - Mary Anne says:

    Wow! What a great way to decorate. I can think of many pictures to use.

  150. #150 - Sue L says:

    Cathe, I love the pieces that you made for your craft room. Thank you so much for a chance to win a new inspiration for creating unique art.

  151. #151 - sandra k williams says:

    i have been wanting to make a collage of the last few vacations we have done & could not figure out exactly how i wanted to do it. you have given me some ideas about this. thank you ever so much. you sure are bright about these things. yours are so pretty. thank you again.

  152. #152 - Cynthia J Avalos says:

    Those are really cute! Always get inspiration from your site!

  153. #153 - Carol burns says:

    I love what you did Cathe, especially using the embroidery hoops. That’s a great idea for someone who does needlework. I’m not very good with the computer so don’t know how hard the project would be for me but I’d like to try.
    Carol b

  154. #154 - Susan T says:

    Wow, I had no idea that the Walmart photo shop could do this! Then you show us how to make the canvases even better. I love all of the computer collage you did and all of the little added details. You really rock, Cathi!

  155. #155 - lori anderson says:

    Looks like a great product. So much easier than covering canvas to get a base for a multi media project

  156. #156 - Bev C says:

    Hello Cathe,

    There is plenty to look at in your wall art. Love the addition of the hoops etc.

    Happy days.

  157. #157 - Noelle Sweeney says:

    I think that is totally awesome, I would love to try something like that and would sure love to in that giftcard! Thanks

  158. #158 - Kristen says:

    Love them!! I love how you layered it and made it 3D. How do you come up with these ideas??? Love, love, love your blog!!!

  159. #159 - Lynn says:

    What a clever bit of wall art. I love how you tied everything together!

  160. #160 - Suzanne says:

    These are so great…I would LOVE to win the gift card to get me on my way to a new inspiration!!!! Your ideas are always the spark I need to start my creative process…..and the additions that you made got me thinking of all the “treasures” I haven’t thought of for ages…now I know what to use them on!

  161. #161 - Nancy Bennett says:

    These are just so unusual…certainly inspiring way to bring a variety of material together!

  162. #162 - Amanda B says:

    I love the way you used the measuring tape on the edges. You have such a keen eye for details.

  163. #163 - Shawn B! says:

    Fun post – thanks for the giveaway!

  164. #164 - Kate says:

    I love the multi-media pieces! It makes me want to work on something like that soon! I love the idea of incorporating old pics. I’ve been on the Library of Congress website lately looking for pics. They have a lot!

  165. #165 - Sue D says:

    These are so fun–I like how you embellished them.

  166. #166 - Angela Flickema says:

    I am rarely impressed with digital scrapbooking because I am so kinetic. However, I absolutely adore what you have done here with digital images and the addition on traditional 3 dimensional accessories.


  167. #167 - Jen Y says:

    Oh my goodness – your ideas are so creative! I don’t have any canvases but I really love what you’ve done with these. I’d love to try one for myself.

  168. #168 - Lisa Castillo says:

    Love this idea….have been looking for art to hang in my newly painted laundry room….can see so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing, Cathe!

  169. #169 - Marlys says:

    Great ideas! Love your use of photos!

  170. #170 - Peggy says:

    Ready for new art on the walls to reflect the upcoming season. Fall… finally!!

  171. #171 - Georgie Bender says:

    I just love wall art that I can put up in my studio. I feel inspired!

  172. #172 - LAF says:

    Both ‘alterations are great, but I really love the look of the second, “Craft like nobody is watching!” Very Happy piece!

  173. #173 - Amy Mayfield says:

    These look like a great product to play with for everything from family photos to mixed media pieces.

  174. #174 - Elizabeth Helms says:

    You make it look so easy, that it makes you want to give it a try. My favorite was the first one. But I did like the glittered letters on the 2nd one. Thanks for sharing “something you made”.

  175. #175 - Jeannie says:

    Oh, I like these ideas, Cathe. Thanks for letting me know that this product was available!

  176. #176 - Rupa says:

    Your wall art is so unique! You have taken plain canvas printing to a new level. Very inspiring!

  177. #177 - Tonya Pace says:

    Wall Pizzazz!!! Love these canvas prints with the 3d touch! So awesome and so many endless possibilities.

  178. #178 - Jody Lester says:

    Just what I need . . . Another reason to go to Walmart, I already spend hours in the fabric, craft and paper isles- now you’ll find me at the photo center! Thanks Cathe for your inspiration and for letting me know about the additional services available at the Walmart photo center.

  179. #179 - Carla Mayfield says:

    This is very clever! Now the wheels are turning!

  180. #180 - Gen says:

    Love your crowd control, Cathe!
    These canvases are really cool. The scissor collector in me is inspired to glue a pair onto a bit of artwork now.

    I will be cruising the photo dept. at Wally World to check these babies out in person. I am especially curiousb to see the silver edge mounted photos. It sounds like something that might lend itself to a heritage grouping. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  181. #181 - Nancy B says:

    I didn’t realize these options were available at Walmart, and you have provided a lot of inspiration with the projects shown here…amazing, as usual! I would not have thought of combining photos and digital images along with objects like you have, but now I will! Thanks to you and Walmart for the nice giveaway!

  182. #182 - Stacey DeGrace says:

    These are amazing Cathe, you can make something for my walls anytime! Always an inspiration, don’t ever stop!

  183. #183 - Nancy says:

    A cool new way to make wall art that you can embellish and create one of a kind for your home

  184. #184 - Denice Metz says:

    what a nice gift this would make for a family christmas present

  185. #185 - Diane Kanski says:

    I love what you did to make each canvas dimensional and unique!

  186. #186 - victoria says:

    Great idea to modify a printed canvas!

  187. #187 - Zenetta says:

    Such a creative idea… the use of the paint by number scene.

  188. #188 - Terry Courtney says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great way to think outside the canvas!

  189. #189 - Rachael says:

    I love how you dressed up your canvases! I can’t decide which of the two I like better-they are both so good!

  190. #190 - Michele Hamilton says:

    Hello my sweet friend…I am so bad at checking and seeing how you are doing but when I saw this project I knew I had to tell you how much I admire your talents. I love this canvas. It is not just cute but such a treasure. I will have to do something as an inspiration piece to mirror what you have done. I will put it up on facebook when I get it done…miss you, love you, cherish our friendship!

  191. #191 - Sandra H says:

    This is great – Thank you so much for sharing . My craft room walls need some art

  192. #192 - Maria Robin says:

    How lovely. The first first finished faux canvas is my favorite, although the 2nd is in very close place. Great idea.

  193. #193 - Mary karas says:

    Your canvas artwork is beautiful. My daughter wants to do a couple of canvas photos for her home, I will definitely refer her to this posting. I never would have thought to embellish a canvas, but it makes the photos come to life.

  194. #194 - lynaeve says:

    thanks for the chance!

  195. #195 - Michelle Bartel says:

    Gorgeous projects as always!!!

  196. #196 - eva scott says:

    I’ve never tried any type of mixed media project but this is really cool. I have an old canvas that I could practice with. Cute!

  197. #197 - darlene says:

    Your final art work looks wonderful. I love the phrase you chose: Craft Like Nobody’s Watching.

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

  198. #198 - Nancy Marino says:

    Cool giveaway- I don’t have a blog I hope its ok if I enter… what a terrific Christmas gift idea.

  199. #199 - Heidi Bertels says:

    Neat & so creative.Love the picket fence.

  200. #200 - Suesue says:

    Love these! So many possibilities!!

  201. #201 - Janet Keller says:

    I love the “extra steps” taken to change normal supplies – adding glitter, roughing up the corners with steel wool, etc. I can’t wait to “embellish” a canvas of my grandchildren to personalize and add dimension to an ordinary photo!

  202. #202 - Jamie Palmer says:

    Thanks for the super cool contest and the information on what you made. I love the ease with which you got these done. Frankly, convenience goes along way in me actually getting projects accomplished. And the picked fence is brilliant.

  203. #203 - Gina Gary says:

    Love, love what you did. Your creativity amazes me! Would live to win and give arty on something like that. My brain is percolating now.

  204. #204 - Sunnie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, what an awesome canvas project!

  205. #205 - Marie Danieu says:

    OMG! What great ideas, I would love to try something similar!
    Thank you

  206. #206 - Bonnie says:

    Great Inspiration and good uses for saved things!

  207. #207 - Nancy says:

    These are awesome ideas and look GREAT! Way to go!

  208. #208 - Kristi Renout says:

    What a great job! And the pictures are beautiful!

  209. #209 - Pamela says:

    Love your work! Can’t wait to try this myself someday:)

  210. #210 - Mitzi Curi says:

    Wow, what a cool project! I’m inspired to try something similar…..

  211. #211 - Kelly says:

    Love this craft!

  212. These are so fun! I’d love to win!

  213. #213 - Frances Lainhart says:

    charming and imaginative technique used here………..

  214. #214 - lorie gomes says:

    amazing art…love the creativity!

  215. #215 - tabitha says:

    I love this idea.
    I just wish I was that creative.

  216. #216 - Laurel says:

    Your creativity continues to inspire me. I love how you used the photo canvas as a jumping point for further crafting. Stamping on embroidery hoops =genius! Thank you for sharing your gift with your readers. 🙂

  217. #217 - Jen @ Lita's World says: very cool. I love how you added to the printed canvas…I’ve never thought about that – what a GREAT idea – thanks for sharing and for this fabulous giveaway!!

  218. #218 - LESLY says:

    I love how creative this was. Ive never thought about attaching things to my canvas. Thanks for the great ideas!

  219. #219 - Niki says:

    LOVE! My mind is racing with possibilities. I am envisioning an altered art piece hanging on my wall soon!

  220. #220 - Lynn schang says:

    This just makes me want to dig my box of vintage photographs out of the attic and get crafting! Your projects always inspire me, thank you 🙂

  221. #221 - JoAnne Ouellette says:

    Fun and thank you for sharing your step-by-step.
    Take A Break – joAnne

  222. #222 - tammigirl says:

    I had no idea you could do all of this at WalMart. I knew they printed pictures, but I thought that was it.

    I have some projects to do here, which I have been putting off for a while. Now I can get the help I need for a couple of the at Wal Mart!

  223. #223 - Anita T. says:

    Interesting to have these products available at Walmart. I wonder if I could use them as creatively as you have.

  224. #224 - Wendy Chenoweth says:

    I just joined your site and can’t wait to see more of what you have done. Well done.

  225. #225 - Dawn Binyon says:

    I follow along regularily, you are so inspirational. I love the addition of the scissors and the paintbrushes. I love distressing the edges like you do too. fabulous!!!, just like you!

  226. #226 - karen says:

    So many great ideas Cathe! I am fascinated — looking at your various projects gets me moving on doing some of my own. Thank you, you are an inspiration to so many of us.
    I did not know that Walmart even had this partnership with HP. Now, I will have to go check it out!

  227. #227 - Mary says:

    I love to see your creations. You are very talented. I really like mixed media canvas pictures. Thank you for the giveaway!

  228. #228 - Leigh Vandiver says:

    Holy Cats! What a cool, less-expensive alternative to wall art! The possibilities are limitless! Your upgrades are, per usual, amazing!

  229. #229 - Suzette Silva says:

    I love this! I’ve been wanting to do something with a canvas print but wasn’t sure where to start. Thanks for posting such great ideas, I’m always inspired to try something new.

  230. #230 - Allyson Kettler says:

    Cathe – Your work is simply inspiring! I love how you show that with just a few “tweaks” to a 2D image, it brings new life and new perspective to your base ideas. Fantastic! I do have to admit that you make it look so beautiful and effortless. I often get stuck on the blank computer screen during the “conception” part of my projects or get caught up in over embellishment at the other end; but I know all I have to do for inspiration is look to your blog or Pinterest page. As for the over-doing it, as they say, practice makes perfect …. eventually. 🙂

    Thanks so much for your continued support and generosity as we all cruise together on this incredible journey called life!


  231. #231 - Keggy25 says:

    Super cool. Can’t wait to do this so fun. You, my friend, are crazy creative!

  232. #232 - Linda Randall says:

    Brilliant use of vintage items and graphics! As always your crafts are filled with inspiring ideas. I have several ides already. Thank you so much!

  233. #233 - Kellianne says:

    I’m always in awe of your creativity! You’re one of the most inspiring artists/crafters in my world. 🙂

  234. #234 - Linda says:

    What fun projects and just what I’m looking for! I love how you used the altered embroidery hoops.

  235. #235 - Georgie Evans says:

    I loved how you took a flat surface and added the embellishments. It was so cool to watch how you changed the surface. Very inspiring!

  236. #236 - Angela E says:

    I love the touches you added. That’s something I’ve never thought of, but it’s brilliant. Good job!

  237. #237 - Valerie says:

    Lovely pieces! I especially like the style of the paint by number painting as a background. 🙂

  238. #238 - Pamela Beliveau says:

    Hi Cathe,
    I’ve been following you for some time now and love your ideas.
    I made a Halloween scene basket and added your Halloween houses to it. You can see it on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win a gift card.

  239. #239 - JoeyfromSC says:

    WOW, so creative!! I love the final product on both pieces you made!! This is so inspiring lol..Thanks also for the chance to win!

    Love your blog!!

  240. #240 - Judy A says:

    Perfect timing! I was just looking in to getting some canvas ones made.

  241. #241 - Mrs.T says:

    How absolutely unique and stunning! I have scanned many vintage items and would love to use some of them to enhance this type of art. I love the “Craft Like No One’s Watching” — both the sentiment and the art. I would never have thought of using a paint-by-number for this but it is just perfect.
    So is the flashcard. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win a gift card!

  242. #242 - MaryBeth Isaac says:

    Thanks for sharing the project – I liked both pictures

  243. #243 - annie says:

    I like the 2nd one, it’s like something from my kid hood when I never followed the paint by numbers, but had to do it my way even then. The photo could be my own hometown way back when, and the collage affects add great zip. It could be :Me!”. like looking in my own creative mirror!

  244. #244 - Dorothy says:

    At first I was like, hmm, they’re okay, but when I saw all of the touches you added I was like, I would hang those in my crafty space! You make everything better than I ever could imagine, Cathe.

  245. #245 - Valerie says:

    I liked how they came out until I saw your embellishments, but I loved them afterwards. I especially love the little embroidery hoops. I have a pile and I love the idea of being able to do that without cutting the photo out and worrying about making it too small. It’s amazing how it all came together. I think this would be such an awesome project to do for my recent vacation or with my dog’s photo. Ideas are brewing. I need to go dig through my stuff now…

  246. #246 - Patricia says:

    What a fantastic idea!! I would have never thought to use the photo canvases for anything other than…….photo canvases. How great to add embellishments to them, Cathe!

  247. #247 - Karen says:

    WOW!! This is fantastic!! Who would have thought. Thanks for sharing. Your ideas are awesome!!!

  248. #248 - Ivonne says:

    Very nice specially the added items. Love the fence holding the crowd back. I will be moving soon and getting craft room space, this would be great to do with my daughter too for her new room. Endless possibilitys for around the home.

  249. Wow! I love the way that looks! You’ve really perfected the art of vintage collaging! I think I might need to try this will some of my own phrases…

  250. #250 - Karen Dixon says:

    Thank you HP & Walmart for coming to this creative lady to show us all what’s new in the photo world! Cathe was an excellent choice and her finished products are devine!! I can’t wait to get started on a project like this of my own. Love it!!!

  251. #251 - karen says:

    What a great product…so user friendly. And as usual, your layering makes the pieces come alive.

  252. #252 - Barb Brooks says:

    I love the crafty canvases! You’ve given me a great idea to do something with a plain canvas I have on my wall – thanks for the crafts-piration!

  253. #254 - Lynda Stone says:

    These are so inspirational … make me think even I could make something like this…

  254. #255 - Ellen says:

    I love them both but my favorite is the second one” Craft Like Nobody’s Watching”. I love it so much!

  255. #256 - Gayle Mowris ~ Funky Farmer Girl says:

    The possiblities are oh so endless…thank you for the opportunity to win

  256. #257 - Natasha says:

    I just love how you added the white picket fence – that is so adorable!

  257. #258 - Sharon McDonagh says:

    Embellishing the “finished” product seems like such an obvious idea, now. Envious I didn’t think of it myself, but your brain always seems to make those wonderful leaps! You’re so generous with your ideas and talents–I’d love to be in the vicinity to take one of your workshops!

  258. #259 - Colleen says:

    I am just beginning to explore the world of altered art. I stumbled upon your blog and was really excited to see your project and the chance to win. Then I saw you are a contributer to Country Living magazine, that is my favorite magazine. I am a new follower.

  259. #260 - Carla says:

    These are so cool. I liked it be fore but love the altered ones.

  260. #261 - Becky Richied says:

    I think this is wonderful and puts a more creative mix on just the normal wall print, kudos!!

  261. #262 - Cindy Jo Grindle says:

    These are really cool! I like how you added the extras, actually you always do a little bit more to all of your projects! I’m already thinking of fun projects to do if I win! 🙂 Thanks for examples to get the creative juices flowing.

  262. #263 - Kimberly Dickerson says:

    I absolutely love how you personalized your canvas prints!!

    I didn’t know that Walmart offered this service either. I’m going to check it out.

  263. #264 - Alice Eads says:

    I especially liked your use of the paint by number/vintage photo on the faux canvas for background, as well as the other elements. I am inspired to try more digital type collage art!

  264. #265 - laurie says:

    You are a genius. I can see myself doing one of these for work with photos of my co-workers… a creative “who’s who” for my department.

  265. #266 - Persis says:

    Great crafty inspiration! I especially like the use of the embroidery hoops.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  266. #267 - Melissa M says:

    Great blog post!

  267. #268 - Laura says:

    I love how you layered the pieces giving them dimension and depth. Adding just a little made such a huge impact. Thanks for the give-away!

  268. #269 - Tabathia B says:

    I would make black and white photo collages of my children to hang on the walls in the hallway

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  269. #270 - PJ Fowler says:

    There are never ending ways to create your inner self.

  270. #271 - kolpin says:

    i definitely need to spruce up my walls, though i don’t know if I could do something half as creative!

  271. #272 - Elizabeth Chadwick says:

    WOW!! How fun is this?!?!? I would love to win. Already have ideas for some fun football ones with pics of my grandsons!

  272. #273 - tonya says:

    I love this idea. I am going to try and do something like this for Halloween.

  273. #274 - Mary Wolf says:

    Your unique works of art will look so wonderful gracing the walls of your new studio, Cathe! I love how you added all the layers of interesting textures to them, also, to make them even more special. What a great new project using the printed canvases!

  274. #275 - Karen says:

    Love your creativity and sharing awesome projects. Love the words on the hoops and just that alone would be a fun project, but the details and how it all comes together is inspiring! So.Much. Fun.

  275. #276 - Teri Carder says:

    I’m so inspired! This project is the coolest & got my little hamster wheel turning about how I will create my own. What a great springboard idea!

  276. #277 - Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Love the pictures! I would definitely go for the canvas option 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  277. #278 - Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  278. #279 - Debra Bruce says:

    This would be quite the gift for me. My husband passed away in August of 2015 and I am trying to start a new chapter in my life. I don’t have a lot of money and this would help me buy some new things to put on my walls and give me a new outlook on my home.