Friday, 7 January 2011
It's biiiiig this piece! 18 inches by 24 inches and it's a deep edge canvas!!
I started by dry brushing the blank canvas with two different colours of distressing inks on the two different sides of the canvas, then over sprayed it with some Glimmer mists. Set it aside to dry and got started on the 'prep' work!!
The branches are made using brown craft card and the sizzix decorative strip "Branches and Birds" die, which I then ran through the Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Alterations "Woodgrain" Embossing folder and then oversprayed with some antique brown spray ink.
The flowers are made with the "Flower Power" Themeplate from the Artistic Stamper! I adore this stamp set, you can make soooo many different types of flowers with it, it's beyond belief!! Anyway I digress....I just stamped them out on different patterned papers, distressed them with 'matching' inks and then ran the leaves through the Big Shot with the "Text" cuttlebug embossing folder to give them a bit of texture!
The Butterflies are done using Elusive Images Patchwork Butterfly themplate which is absolutely gorgeous!!! I just adore that 'half' butterfly and have used that a lot!! anyway...I digress...again! lol.....They were stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder and then coloured using the Inktense watercolour pencils!
The wording is done using the Eazi-Score Large Lowercase Alphabet templates, and it comes from the Elusive Images "Text Rose" themeplate. The word "earth" is edged in gold and then run through the "woodgrain" Embossing folder, I used the "Text" folder for the words " Laughs" and "Flowers" as I wanted to make certain words 'stand out'!
I then went over the flowers, and words with some clear Stickles glitter glue to give it a kind of 'magical look'!
Here's a couple of close ups of the flowers and butterflies...
I really enjoyed creating this piece! It was fun seeing the blank canvas being transformed into this!!
I'm not really quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with an idea sooner or later.
Thanks for looking and take care everyone,