Monday, July 29, 2013

It's been a while

As you are probably aware time is even more precious when you have grandchildren.  Love spending time with my sweet baby Leila but there is not a lot of time left over to fill in my blogging friends.  

I finally found time to finish a project! Ta da, and as you may have guessed it is for none other than my sweet baby granddaughter.  I wanted to make something unique for her wall and I came up with the following.  

I started with an 8 x 11 and half inch canvas, added a layer of guesso, used up my old chipboard letters to form her name, added some puffy 3d scrolly stickers as accents in the corners. And started adding layer after layer after layer of inks, sprays paints (really anything I could spread around this canvas to get the violet to teal background that you see peeking through here.

 I then took some modeling pasted and colored it with some perfect pearls to get a rich golden color.  Taking a stencil with some journaling I added a little different layer of dimension adding that in the middle.  This also lended a little richness from the gold.  On top of that I added a metal heart ornament (about 6" in diameter) over the top to soften that look.

 I wanted to add a little guardian angel quality somewhere on the canvas and I did that by taking a I am roses gardenia that I colored to coordinate with my H2O's highlighting it with a set of Angel wings from Tim Holtz and topping it off with a beautiful crown charm that I picked up from Mon Ami Gabie.

I finished it off by making some roses using my Donna Salazar die and adding dimension some hand painting highlights and I think the results are worthy of hanging on my little Leilas room. 

Thank you for stopping by,