Do you have anything in your craft room that you keep meaning to use but just don't? This canvas is one of those things for me, I had been thinking about it for a while and finally just decided to jump in.
I created this using inspiration from Anything But Cute with this month's challenge "Summer Romance" and this beautiful mood board.
Although I love the ocean and shells, I took my lead from the "Romance" which is where my verse and wedding idea came from and the lovely shades of blue, white and cream.
I started with a layer of white gesso, then acrylic paint in parchment, sand and soft blue.
I added some torn design paper along with dictionary paper. I stamped, distressed and used stencils to create the background.
The quote is on vellum and backed with a piece that I water colored using distress ink re inkers.
I used Spellbinder and Sizzix dies to cut the flowers, leaves and swirls in very vanilla card stock.
Using the same acrylic paints I colored the flowers adding a script stamp when the paint was dry.
My heart and butterfly are embossed chipboard and the bird cage is wood. I painted all of them with the parchment acrylic paint, adding crackle texture paste to the bird cage after it dried. I love how the cracks stood out after I sponged it with antique linen distress ink.
I added some more of the script to the heart along with a key. I also added a hat pin with cream pearls and spacer beads. I hope you can see the bit of sparkle on the side where I added translucent embossing paste through a heart stencil with super fine glitter.
Although I am cutting this just about as close as I can, I am also entering this at Frilly and Funkie and their challenge "Something to Say" - to put your sentiment, etc front and center.
Thanks for seeing my debut with the canvas and mixed media.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs......