Do you remember a little while back I said I had an idea for the free “Live Your Life on purpose” download by Sarah Jane Studios? Well, here it is:
I really liked the print, and wanted to use it in a more prominent way. Rolled canvases are often less expensive than stretched canvases. I thought it would be fun to have it printed on a rolled canvas and then add a little embroidery thread for texture.
Size 22 Needlepoint/Tapestry needle
After going through the needle, I tied a knot at the end of the thread. The strand ended up being double the thickness. Then I just started randomly adding it on top of the matching colors. There was no rhyme or reason how I stitched it. I’m not familiar with correct embroidery stitching…just did whatever worked for me.
You can see my stitching was crazy and messy.
It took me about 15 minutes…the amount of time I had to sit outside a bedroom door telling two little ones to stay in bed and take naps. I might add more to the green or the text, but those little ones fell asleep so I had to get tackle the mounding piles of laundry instead of continuing my little craft for the day.
You can see it is stretched a bit where I did the stitching. That was from my hand, I think it will iron out or work itself out fine. Thanks Sarah Jane! It makes me happy and reminds me to not waste my time, but be purposeful in how I spend it….even if the most purposeful thing I do all day is turn off my computer and phone to have uninterrupted Lego time with my kids.
So guess what….Uprinting is going to let me give away one 16×20 rolled canvas print to one of you! You can download Sarah Jane’s pdf and create this diy…or you can print whatever your heart desires (poster, photo, etc.).
One (1) 16″x20″ canvas print with 2-inch border or No border, 1 Business day turnaround, *Free Shipping from Uprinting
One winner, chosen at random
Contest ends Monday, August 22nd 9:00pm US Central
Restrictions: open to US residents 18 years and above only
Winner is Lauren who wrote: “I tweeted to vote now and a weekly update! Loving promoting this great event! Thanks for sharing!”
Since this diy involves doing things on purpose…I am going to continue with that theme for entering to win. As you know, my family sponsors a little boy in Rwanda through Compassion International. Compassion also works to provide safe water to those in desperate need. Right now @Water (the twitter account) is having a contest to give over access of their account for one month to the organization with the most votes. I would love to see Compassion International gain that platform for a month to advocate their Water of Life program. So, in an effort to use this blog for a bigger purpose….here are the ways you can enter to win the 16×20 canvas:
1. Use your twitter account to vote for Compassion International here
2. Use your twitter, facebook, blog, email account to advocate for others to go vote
3. Find a way you personally can be involved in helping provide clean & safe drinking water to those in need
Now…just leave me a comment for each thing you did!
Disclaimer: This canvas printing giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given for hosting. Check out UPrinting.com for more details about canvas sizes, online printing & photo canvas.