Wednesday, June 19, 2013

there is love

This months challenge at Inspiration Emporium is weddings, anniversaries, anything that inspires you for this month of  wedded bliss!
I did a canvas in white with handmade lace flowers and die cutting goodness.
The pics are my mom and dad, they are my fave pics of them, so I use them in a lot of projects.
They were married in 1946.

Remember "The Wedding Song" by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary?
I know some of you do, for those of you who don't or you just want to hear the song I've included a link to the video.
I've always thought it was the perfect song for the big day.
So beautiful and gentle, it tells the story of love.

All of the chipboard pieces are painted with Distress Picket Fence crackle paint and sprinkled with glitter. The dies I used are Tim Holtz mini love struck, mini butterflies and regal crest by Sizzix. I cut the pic's with my Spellbinder's classic ovals large.
The background paper is a piece from the Tim Holtz 8x8 collage paper stash. I painted a light coat of gesso over it to tone it down and wiped off some with a wet wipe.
I applied a large piece of lace diagnally across the canvas with multi medium. I painted it on and layed the lace down over it and went around the sides. The "there is love" is from chitchat verbages.
I added some small Kaiser pearls here and there.

Here is what I used to make the flowers.
Cardstock scraps, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches, Fabric-Tac, vintage lace, beads, hot glue gun
I punched the circles from the cardstock and glued the end of the lace to the center of the circle with my glue gun. I started twisting the lace and winding it around the circle putting spots of Fabric-Tac down to hold the lace in place. After I was happy with the flower, I cut the lace and glued the end to the back. I squeezed some glue in the center of each flower and sprinkled on the beads.
That's it, hope you're inspired to play along this month.
Hope you have a beautiful day!
 From Millan.Net

1 comment:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a soft, romantic canvas! Love your handmade lace flowers, too. thanks for the great tutorial! By the way, "There is Love" was sung at our wedding nearly 38 years ago!

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