Sunday, February 16, 2014

live simply

Hello friends!
The sun is shining so pretty today, sure does uplift the spirits!
Spring may be around the corner, I hope so!

I got my new Jumbo Tattered Florals die and I LOVE those huge flowers! Just think of all the pretty things you can make with this die! I have to get my hands on some of  Tim's Ecletic Elements fabric, I know flowers made from that fabric would be gorgeous!

To start, I covered a deep 6x12 canvas with old sewing pattern tissue and Melange tissue wrap. 
I painted on some gesso to tone it down a bit, lightly, not covering the whole thing. 
First I used my archival cornflower blue and french ultra marine inks and the stripes, burlap and bubbles stencils for the 'sky' at the top. Next, I used my rays stencil for the 'sun' with some metalic gold embossing paste. Oh my, that stuff is gorgeous! I toned it down with gesso, it was too bright for what I was going for, but, wow, I love it! For the green 'grass' at the bottom I used the honeycomb stencil with archival fern green ink. Then I added some texture with a Prima Finnabair stitching stamp and jet black ink.

 I cut the flowers out of book paper, a large paper doilie, burlap that I painted with gesso and a foil sheet. I adhered a book paper flower on the foil flower so it would be bendable. I painted everything with gesso, even the mirrored stars in the center. I used a pipe cleaner for the stem, I painted it with gesso and some bundled sage Distress paint. I spray painted the burlap leaves with some bundled sage paint and water in a mini mister, tah-dah, spray paint! 
 I printed the quote from Pinterest. I loved it.
This months challenge theme at The Inspiration Journal is quotes/words.
Anything with a sentiment, quote or a word or 2 on your project, so easy!
You still have time to upload your project for a chance to win $50 to spend in Inspiration Emporium, shopping always makes me happy especially when it's free, right?
Remember, you can use my code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net


Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

WOW! That sentiment steals my heart completely ... especially with your cut separations! That's not even mentioning the blossom and those colors! I could go on ... I really could.

Happy New Week to you, sweet lady!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Pam, I love this canvas! It's so soft and happy. The huge tattered floral looks great, too. Love your work!

butterfly said...

Really stunning canvas, Pam... you're making those huge flowers look very tempting!
Alison x

April said...

Gorgeous with all the lovely textures!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so pretty Pam! Love the sentiments on this design!

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