Monday, August 5, 2013

Friendship Day Mixed Media Canvas

Like many of the days that we celebrate in America, Friendship Day was originally founded by Hallmark in 1919. Their plan was to have a special day set aside for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards. It was a great plan, but it died out by 1940.

Well, Friendship Day is back in style! On April 27, 2011 the United Nations officially recognized 
July 30th as International Friendship Day, but most people celebrate it on the first Sunday in August. 

As usual, I'm late, but I don’t think my friends will hold it against me (they know me too well). I hope that you will forgive me for being late, as well. (belated) HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!

Here’s what I made to share with you in honor of Friendship Day:

Supplies: Julie Nutting Doll Stamp; Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte; Tim Holtz 
Distress Paint – Mustard, Picket Fence, Salty Ocean; Clearsnap Smooch – Sundance, 
Tuxedo;Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Marshmallow, Goldens Fluid Acrylics – Iridescent Gold; 
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Ranger Ink Stickles – True Blue, Stardust, Yellow; American Crafts 
Crate Paper Thickers – Little Boy Blue Doll Glitter; Stampin’ Up! Punch – Circle, Spring Flowers; StazOn – 
Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo; Cosmo Cricket – Tiny Text; Miscellaneous Canvas

A little bit of Stardust Stickles adds a sparkle to her wings.

Smooch Sundance adds a nice shimmer to the shoes, headband, and flowers on her dress.

Although the designated Friendship Day was yesterday, it’s never too late to recognize and celebrate your friends. Make cards, treat boxes, handmade flowers, mixed media canvases, ATCs, or whatever makes you smile and send them to your friends. 

There’s nothing like getting something besides bills in the mail. Many call it “snail mail,” but I prefer to think of it as “smile mail.”

It's never too late to make someone smile! How are you going to recognize your dearest friends?


  1. Stunning project! I love you too Sistah friend!

  2. Fabulous canvas, any friend would be happy to receive it...late or not, nice post.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

  4. You are so right...Real Friends Forgive! :) Lovely Card!!! TFS!

  5. This altered art project turned out beautiful and a wonderful gift for a friend. Thanks for sharing.



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