Monday, April 22, 2013

Bubba Canvas for the LESSology Cover Challenge

Kids have interesting relationships with their pets. This pooch passed away when Lexi was four or five. She was old enough to remember riding on his back. She asked nicely for a framed photo of Bubba (aka Jasper) for her room after he died. I used this funny photo of him wearing a Wilson shirt and the heart frame you see above. At the time, it was silver and gold, tacky but pretty enough to make a small person very happy.

She was far happier than poor Bubba in his t-shirt.  He endured a lot humor at his expense stoically. His most amazing talent was the ability to blow double bubbles out the sides of his lips as soon as supper was served.

Fast forward to now when the frame crashed and burned. Short of having a new piece of glass cut, I decided to remake it for her on a canvas. The boxer beaded pin above is also recycled. I have been waiting to use that FOREVER and finally found just the right piece to use it on.

This fits right in with this month's LESSology challenge:  Get Creative with Covers this month!

Loved brushing on some gesso, inking it up, adding some shimmer Modge Podge and then adding my cut out of Bubba, the metal frame, and flowers.

Love how the metal frame turned out so pretty with the green patina paint from Ranger!

Right now we are all enjoying my Bubba canvas which is hanging off some metal hooks I have on the wall that I usually decorate seasonally. It makes me want to make more and hang them at different levels. I am loving the chunky big look and the metal hangers.

Happy Monday!


  1. Yes!! Make more...except I guess this isn't in L's room...that green is fun, it really pops & I really like how the pin cushion gives extra dimension too....BIG pooch! He'd eat Wally for breakfast:):)!!!!!

  2. This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeee that heart frame! Thanks for playing along with LESSology!!!

  3. That's beautiful upcycling Mitra. The green on the frame really pops. And he sounds like a talented dogs only knew how to act cute! lol

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  4. Love that green frame...great job!
    Alison xx

  5. WOW this is so stunning & I just love the hooks that you have hung it on - equally stunning!! Love the green you have chosen for the heart - Pantone colour of the year for 2013 you know :)

  6. Ohh your poor pooch!! Reminds me of the cat we had, my daughter never played with dolls in her pram, just used to dress the cat up in bonnet and bootees, all wrapped up in a lacy shawl!! Sorry for the digression, spaced out on anti-d's atm. That frame is just right for a big girl's memories of her pooch. Just love the green patina'd frame!

  7. That is one beautiful upcycle!!! I love it... you should do more!!! thanks for joining us over @LESSology..... hugs...x

  8. Awesome and wonderful, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!


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