The Writer’s Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

[On the Blog] The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders GiveawayWhile completing my master’s degree in writing, I started a novel as part of my thesis assignment. This novel grew from a short story to a novella, and is now a fully-formed novel that has been following me around for more than two years.

And I just can’t seem to finish it.

I have been systematically prevented from finishing this novel by the most egregious writer’s block possible. I have tried tackling it chapter by chapter, tried grappling with sentence after sentence — and it is still not complete.

This project is a little reminder that I can place on my desk to inspire me to just “tell the story.”

Supplies:

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Instructions:

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Paint entire canvas with Ocean paint by Dina Wakley. Let dry.

Ink the edges of the canvas with Timber Brown ink, then lightly brush the inkpad over the rest of the canvas to add some distressed details.

Die cut heart from the Tim Holtz paper pad. Rub entire heart with gold gelatos and blend with a makeup sponge or blending tool.

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Glue heart to center of the canvas with gel medium. Apply a thick border of gel medium around the heart, sprinkle with glass glitter.

Tip: Before shaking off the excess glitter, push the glitter with a flat object (like the lid of the glass glitter) so that it adheres better to the gel medium.

Ink the edges of the Tim Holtz sticker and adhere to the corner of the canvas.

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

What’s your mantra? What would you put on your little reminder canvas? Comment below to let us know!

Enter to Win the Platinum 6 From Spellbinders!

[This giveaway has ended.]

Our friends at Spellbinders have provided this Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine for one lucky Stampington winner! Visit Spellbinderspaperarts.com to see their full collection of dies and paper crafting products, or to sign up for their inspirational newsletter.

To enter:

Share this post on any social media platform and add your link in the comments below to be entered into our prize drawing. 

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below for our giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 8/31/16 at 11:59pm PST.

Spellbinders Giveaway: Enter to Win a Platinum 6! New Platinum 6 by Spellbinders offers unsurpassed performance by using high quality needle bearings to deliver a higher load carrying capacity and provide more pressure and reliability.  The sleek, modern design of the Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing machine features a collapsible handle and fold-up sides for compact storage. It has a 6² cutting platform and can be used with most standard industry dies and embossing folders. When used with Spellbinder¹s Contour Steel Rule Dies, Platinum 6 effortlessly cuts up to eight layers of most materials in a single pass.  It can blaze through even the heaviest of materials from leather, to wool, to craft metal, to balsa wood. Designed with the versatile and constantly evolving crafter in mind, the Platinum 6 cuts a wide range of materials from thick to thin.

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60 Responses to “The Writer’s Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway”

  1. Susan Spiers says:

    I need to constantly remind myself that I am a worthwhile person.

    I shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/susan.spiers.35/posts/10206631435533897?pnref=story

  2. Lou Baker Downing says:

    I shared on Pinterest. I love this canvas. Simple but a powerful message.

  3. blanca says:

    My mantra is ” I will not reason or compare. My business is to create by William Blake.i shared on pinterest.

  4. Susan Vann says:

    My mantra has always been “just breathe”.It calms me and let’s me create.

  5. Carol b says:

    Wonderful little canvas and a compact little machine.
    Carol b

  6. Ginny Markley says:

    I love the glass glitter used to outline the heart. I bought some at a craft show and didn’t know what to do with it. I feel a craft project coming on….

  7. Christine Kiehl says:

    Nicely done. I shall have to try running the ink pad over my painted canvas this next project. Looks really cool.

  8. Allison CB says:

    Wow – shared it on Facebook!!! Awesome little machine!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/allison.churchbird?fref=nf&pnref=story

  9. Jackie says:

    This Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine looks awesome !

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    Shared on pinterest!https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145593000433238888/

    A delightful project! Love the idea of a visual reminder. What a great machine!Would love to give it a home!

  11. Eileen says:

    Wonderful project – came at a moment of need!

    Twitter: Here’s some self-help for Writer’s Block: http://buff.ly/2bfSi0H via @stampington #art

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eimcmullin/art-its-creators/

  12. Sandy Tew says:

    I posted on Facebook. I teach craft classes and really could put to use this wonderful die cutting machine!

  13. Beth Williams says:

    Wow-this is a great prize. I love the smaller footprint.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/404513709700747/permalink/689914537827328/

  14. barb macaskill says:

    How exciting!! I hope that your writer’s block evaporates and that you finish your story! I would love to read it to see what it is all about! From the time I picked up my first book when I was a little one I have always been a reader! My doctor of 35 years is always saying that he has never seen me without a book! I read just about any type of book because they allow me to travel to places real and imagined!
    I shared this on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/1214834771902370
    and am hoping to be the lucky winner! Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win a dream machine!!

  15. Ann says:

    Dina’s ocean paint is so beautiful and love the addition of the glass glitter to the adorable canvas. I would add the word “Love”, it reminds me how God is always loving me. I shared on Pinterest here, https://www.pinterest.com/reacuster/stampington/. Thanks so much for the chance to win that awesome Spellbinders Platinum machine. I don’t have one and would put it to good use.

  16. Elizabeth Reflogle says:

    “Remember to breathe.”
    I posted to Facebook… https://m.facebook.com/elizabeth.bullwinkel.reflogle?__nodl

  17. Susan Schultheis says:

    I would love to play with the new Spells
    Platinum 6. Thank you. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

  18. Terry McMullen says:

    Love to create!
    I shared on Facebook.

  19. Maggy Everett says:

    Shared on Facebook. Love the “ocean” color and the glitter glass! I think I will recreate this using “lemon” as the base color.
    My mantra: The heart sings

  20. kimberly robson says:

    I would love to win the Platinum Thank You

  21. Barbara says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225180050098750232/
    I saved to Pinterest! I would put “believe” on my canvas. If you believe you can do it, you will. I don’t own a die cut and embossing machine and would love to start out with the Spellbinder Platinum 6.

  22. Lynn says:

    AM I the only human on Earth that doesn’t do “Social Media”?

    Being a “Senior” does have it’s advantages, but times like this make me feel so out of sync with the rest of you all. But, honestly, I have no need for “Social Media”.

    It would be amazing if I won the fabulous Spellbinder Platinum 6, but it seems most of these type of “giveaways” always require one to post on some Social Media site, so I guess I am never going to be a winner in your “giveaways”.

    Sad.
    Love the blog regardless.

  23. Sharon says:

    I would love to share this on Pinterest (in my “I want one” folder) or on Facebook, but I don’t know how. Can someone enlighten me? I am also a senior, but computers have evolved much faster than when I was one of three people in my school who could use them back in 1980.

  24. Wendy Cleaver says:

    would love to win this! It sounds amazing!
    thks

  25. Jean Bullock says:

    I shared on Facebook. I would put the word endure on it.

  26. Sharon says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/288089707393027065/

    Saved to my pinterest board “It’s a win-win”. I could see a series of these canvases in my craft room as inspiration…DREAM…BELIEVE…CREATE…IMAGINE

  27. My mantra: keep it simple. Awesome giveaway. Many thanks!

  28. Kim McM says:

    I saved this on my “Mixed Media Art” board on Pinterest. Crossing my fingers because I really need one of these!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/106890191136393884/

  29. Sharon Gullikson says:

    https://www.facebook.com/sharon.gullikson?fref=nf

    I don’t know if this is what you are looking for to prove that I posted it on Facebook…..Thanks.

    I would love this!!

  30. Michele says:

    My mantra would be “Embrace Who You Are”. Its simple but it means a lot to me.

  31. Posted on my Facebook page and Twitter! This is a opportunity to DIE for!!

  32. Dale Cundy says:

    I posted on my Pinterest. (I hope that I will still qualify…I don’t know how to post a link!) I love this giveaway! :)

  33. Shannon G. says:

    Public post on my FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/shannoncgorton

    https://stampington.com/blog/2016/08/09/writers-block-canvas-spellbinders-giveaway/

    Wow! Amazing giveaway! I would love to win the Platinum 6 From Spellbinders!

    This will elevate my handcrafted items to a stellar level!

  34. Ashley Sudyn says:

    I posted this page onto my Facebook newsfeed. I hope the link to show you works- its deff shared cause i deff want to win!!! *fingers crossed*

    https://www.facebook.com/ashley.sudyn?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

  35. Shared on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/laneycath/status/766500071651160065

    What a lovely opportunity to gain access to a Spellbinders cutting tool, great for crafting. thank you

  36. Jackie P Neal says:

    Pinned!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426295023125/

  37. Richard S says:

    I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/handmedownz/status/766614572245680128
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! My mantra: Love never fails.

  38. Marcia Dohner says:

    I would use “keep moving” as my mantra canvas since that is what I must do. Being the tech challenged being that I am I don’t know how to get the link to show that I did share this to Facebook. Maybe it’s a smartphone issue.

  39. kim irey says:

    Sharing on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  40. Rose Vining says:

    I pinned it on Pinterest: http://pin.it/Hi7m4t0
    Thanks for this fun contest-fantastic prize!!!

  41. I really enjoyed the Writer’s Block Canvas instructions. I also love the color of the cover. I will share this post on my blog and facebook for the wonderful giveaway. I’ve been a big fan of the Spellbinders dies for many years. It would be nice to update my machine. Thanks for the chance and thanks for Somerset and all its awesome publications.

  42. Melissa J says:

    this is so cool! pick me to win!!! Please!!!!!

  43. Megan says:

    I can’t wait to use these items! I’m an art journaler!
    https://www.facebook.com/megan.mccartneymessimer

  44. Amy L says:

    My daughter would love to win this! I shared on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38632509283382855/

  45. Jayme Archer says:

    I pinned this under “the craft pile”. Spellbinders’ machine looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try out some of the great techniques I’m learning from your blog pag3s. Thanks.

  46. Janet Moss says:

    I shared this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janet.moss.904
    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  47. Lori Urey says:

    Remember who I was not who I am.

    I shared this on my Facebook (lori urey)

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[On the Blog] The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders GiveawayWhile completing my master’s degree in writing, I started a novel as part of my thesis assignment. This novel grew from a short story to a novella, and is now a fully-formed novel that has been following me around for more than two years.

And I just can’t seem to finish it.

I have been systematically prevented from finishing this novel by the most egregious writer’s block possible. I have tried tackling it chapter by chapter, tried grappling with sentence after sentence — and it is still not complete.

This project is a little reminder that I can place on my desk to inspire me to just “tell the story.”

Supplies:

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Instructions:

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Paint entire canvas with Ocean paint by Dina Wakley. Let dry.

Ink the edges of the canvas with Timber Brown ink, then lightly brush the inkpad over the rest of the canvas to add some distressed details.

Die cut heart from the Tim Holtz paper pad. Rub entire heart with gold gelatos and blend with a makeup sponge or blending tool.

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

Glue heart to center of the canvas with gel medium. Apply a thick border of gel medium around the heart, sprinkle with glass glitter.

Tip: Before shaking off the excess glitter, push the glitter with a flat object (like the lid of the glass glitter) so that it adheres better to the gel medium.

Ink the edges of the Tim Holtz sticker and adhere to the corner of the canvas.

The Writer's Block Canvas + Spellbinders Giveaway

What’s your mantra? What would you put on your little reminder canvas? Comment below to let us know!

Enter to Win the Platinum 6 From Spellbinders!

[This giveaway has ended.]

Our friends at Spellbinders have provided this Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine for one lucky Stampington winner! Visit Spellbinderspaperarts.com to see their full collection of dies and paper crafting products, or to sign up for their inspirational newsletter.

To enter:

Share this post on any social media platform and add your link in the comments below to be entered into our prize drawing. 

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below for our giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 8/31/16 at 11:59pm PST.

Spellbinders Giveaway: Enter to Win a Platinum 6! New Platinum 6 by Spellbinders offers unsurpassed performance by using high quality needle bearings to deliver a higher load carrying capacity and provide more pressure and reliability.  The sleek, modern design of the Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing machine features a collapsible handle and fold-up sides for compact storage. It has a 6² cutting platform and can be used with most standard industry dies and embossing folders. When used with Spellbinder¹s Contour Steel Rule Dies, Platinum 6 effortlessly cuts up to eight layers of most materials in a single pass.  It can blaze through even the heaviest of materials from leather, to wool, to craft metal, to balsa wood. Designed with the versatile and constantly evolving crafter in mind, the Platinum 6 cuts a wide range of materials from thick to thin.

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