Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

January 8, 2006

Delight in Life.


My bathroom needed a little something.

I have had these prestretched canvases in my closet for awhile, just waiting to become something. The other night I decided it would become an inspirational piece for my bathroom.

So very simple.

I used a strip of masking tape to cover up one portion of the white canvas. Above the tape I painted green. Below the tape I painted cream. Two coats. Then I removed the tape.

I used 7gypsies rub ons for the little black details. I handwrote "delight in life." The word stickers come from Making Memories, Die Cuts With A View, and K&Company. The black circle stamp is from Savvy Stamps.

Do something creative today.

Also, there was a question yesterday about my camera. My main camera is a Canon Digital Rebel with a Canon Fixed 50 mm lens (1.8). I love this camera and this lens.

And Melanie asked about how I keep my quotes – working on that one right now – more to come.


  • 1.
    Helen said…

    Wow Ali, this is awesome! I just love it! What a great idea. =) I might just have to try something similiar. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 2.
    laura said…

    ooooohhh…have been waiting to find the perfect print for my downstairs bathroom and something like this is perfect…thanks so much for sharing and looking forward to hearing about your quote “filing” system…mine are desperate need of organization.

  • 3.
    Kim said…

    I love simple but impressive ideas! Wonderful! Thank you.
    I have been enjoying your blog after I discovered it about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the inspiration. I am also a fellow Oregonian, but living just across the river in Camas Wa. Looking forward to more entries.

  • 4.
    Care said…

    Dude – I want one of those. Seriously. Make me something. Wedding gift, okay? hee! :)

  • 5.
    Jennie said…

    Ali, your ideas never cease to amaze me, where do they come from? Do work hard at something new, or does it just hit you like a bolt of lightening? You are such an inspiration.
    Oh yes, I am desperately awaiting a 1 1/2″ square punch, so I can scraplift your gorgeous Christmas 2005 LO. It’s absolutely fab :0)

  • 6.
    Dee said…

    WOW! What a fab Idea. Did you seal it with anything?? so that bathroom moisture doesnt get in it??
    You are the inspiration Queen!

  • 7.
    Rachel said…


  • 8.
    Erin said…

    Ali..WOW! I am in the process of redecorating…you’ve really inspired me to “just do it!” Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 9.
    Andrea W. said…

    your artwork looks great! love it!

  • 10.

    I am brand new to reading and your blog and- WOW! Love your pages, art journals and your daily blog entries! How amazing- you inspire us all!

  • 11.
    Teresa said…

    This is just beautiful!!! I’m so motivated to run out and do this myself!! Awesome awesome, I just LOVE every bit of it! Thanks so much for all the inspiration (today and with each post!). :)

  • 12.
    Gloria Baures said…

    Had a quick question that I’ve been meaning to ask: what pen do you use to write on textured cardstock??? Every time I try it, my handwriting looks like I’m having an anxiety attack!!! What pen did you use for the handwriting on the canvas, too??? Thanks for the tip!

  • 13.
    kim said…

    looove this, ali! i bought some of these canvases in smaller squares and have been brainstorming some kind of collage for my bathroom. i want to check in with you in a few and see how these hold up under bathroom conditions.

  • 14.
    Christine said…

    Hi Ali! Love the concept! Thanks for the inspiration and happy new year to you and your family! :-)

  • 15.
    Lisanne said…

    Hi there! A friend told me about your blog … I love it! :) What a terrific way to create artwork for your bathroom. Maybe I’ll try that in our guest bath … we’re doing a botanical theme in there. Thanks for the idea! Happy New Year! :)

  • 16.
    jen said…

    very cool ali…i’ve been wanting to play with some canvas…this gives some great inspiration!

  • 17.
    susan said…

    Whatever happened to your Christmas art journals – the one with the circles and the Shimelle class journal? Will we ever get to see these? I personally would love to take a peek!

  • 18.
    janalee said…

    Just wanted to thank you for including the links to stuff you talk about. Love that I can click and see what you’re talking about!

  • 19.
    candi said…

    awesome awesome…so wish i had your handwriting!! :)

  • 20.
    PamMc said…

    Very cool. I was also wondering about the moisture effects.
    Can hardly wait to hear what you do with quotes and all that misc. stuff. I’m currently re-organizing my room.

  • 21.
    Klala said…

    OMG you are my hero. For real.

  • 22.
    Araxi said…

    Gotta love the 1.8 on the camera. I have an 85mm fixed and going crazy over it. I love how you just whipped up something for your bathroom. lol Mucho props!

  • 23.
    Donna said…

    Hi Ali I am definitely going to do something creative today now you’ve given me some inspiration. I was just wondering whether you’ve started your “simple” christmas album – the red covered one with green pages and 9 cirlces on each page? I’d love to see how its going! thanks

  • 24.
    liz elayne said…

    This is just fantastic Ali. You remind us to just create…so good.

  • 25.
    corinne said…


  • 26.
    Angela Green said…

    aaah, an inspirational piece for your BATHROOM!!! How creative are YOU? And that’s why they call you “the Ali” in the scrapping world. Go Ali. :)

  • 27.
    Shell said…

    This is fab, yet something else to add to the “Scraplift Ali E” list

  • 28.
    cindy said…

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!! So simple and gorgeous! I too would love to know how you organize your quotes. I have a ZILLION+ and need help!! :-)

  • 29.
    KimP said…

    Love this Ali – Did you use acrylic paints? Also wondering if you sealed it after adhering the sticker words and rub-ons.

  • 30.
    Shelby said…

    what a cool idea! :)

  • 31.
    Shelley Rankin said…

    very cool piece. Just what my house needs. I may have to try something like this. Now to get a canvas.
    Loving your entry on organic. Very real and needed to read that. Your always inpiring!

  • 32.
    Jenny L. said…

    So inspiring Ali. I need something just like that. I’ve got some un-finished wood frames that are just begging to be decorated. Thanks for the shot of creativity.

  • 33.
    Tracy said…

    love this!

  • 34.
    Lou said…

    very cute but one wonders how this will hold up to the shower steam. . .

  • 35.

    You have a wonderful style, Ali! I like the frame a lot.

  • 36.
    Maria said…

    I love it too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 37.
    shawn b said…

    oohhh this rocks!

  • 38.

    it’s absolutely perfect ! I love it ! You rock !! smooches !

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