Hello my friends. I'm back again with a small canvas that I made for my mum. Mother's day is in May at home so I must endeavour to post it out now. This has been inspired by the uber talented Emma Williams's design from earlier in the week. Obviously mine is nowhere near as good as hers and a far cry form it too. But anyhow.....
I started with a 5x7" canvas. It was primed so I didn't need to gesso it. I used distress paints on background: tumbled glass. weathered wood, twisted citron and seedless preserve.
I dried it with a heat tool and then sprayed hickory smoke distress stain through a Tim Holtz stencil.
Once dry I added some texture paste coloured with metallic pan pastels to the background through the fade dot stencil also by TH. For the word I used a circle alphabet stencil by Claritystamp and had to do it letter by letter, making sure each one was dry before doing the next.
I added some drips with picket fence and seedless preserve. The micro beads and pearls are stuck down with glossy accents. I also used the platinum glitter which has the most beautiful twinkly hue.
I stamped and embossed the flowers. I then coloured them with distress markers. I used picked raspberry and seedless preserves for the dahlia and peony. The echinacea was coloured with twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, candied apple, ground espresso, clover leaf and cracked pistachio.
For the stalks I used mainly clover leaf with hints of twisted citron and cracked pistachio.
I fussy cut the flowers and stuck them down in a corner adding a twine bow to them.
I then found a little metal butterfly and added some sapphire treasure gold wax to it.
Finally I went round the outer edge with black gesso and this framed the picture.
I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - butterfly beauty
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - make it girlie
Word art Wednesday - anything goes