mixed-media canvas that I created for the newest challenge over on CMC. Have you tried a mixed-media piece before??? I strongly suggest you give it a shot... it's fun and pretty much ANYTHING GOES!! Gotta love that! Kinda like Mulligan's Stew! LOL
I began with spraying my canvas with some Adirondack Color Wash and added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to the mix. I let it sit awhile then patted off some of the large puddles before adding a touch more in a lighter mist. My sentiment is from the "one free with 3 set" from Gina K Designs, "Great Sayings". I LOVE these!!! I stamped it in Memento on a piece of DP from the Echo Parks, Splash, collection. Added a bit of distress to the edges and adhered to my canvas.
My butterfly is from the "Hope is Faith" set also available at Gina K's. I stamped it four times and colored each one in with my Copics. I cut them out and adhered the bottom butterfly flat onto my canvas. For the next three I folded the wings up and adhered just the bodies moving them up a small bit before adhering them in place. Here's a close up.
I added some bling for a trail on my butterflies. A few pearls which I also colored with my Copics placed in the upper corner and then finishing it off with various paper and silk flowers at the bottom And lastely, a cameo stick pin.
I really like how this came out and plan to hang it in my studio. What a GREAT quote to live by and remind yourself of often. Crafting IS my heart and it just makes me happy that I'm able to do this on a daily basis and to be able to share it all with you just makes it that much more enjoyable!
As always... thank you for visiting today and though I don't get a chance to respond to all your comments, I really really appreciate all you do to support my blog and my work. Nothing means more than knowing someone appreciate what you are doing and that it brings a small amount of joy to them as well. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! *HUGS*
Copics I used: