A very warm welcome to you if you have popped on to my little blog for a look at what I have been up to. I have just about come down to earth again now after my winning Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge over at The Funkie Junkie 'Whoop! Whoop!' and I have now been inspired to enter more challenges this year. This being one of my New Years Resolutions, brings me nicely onto Frilly & Funkie who have this as the title of their current challenge and my entry called Follow Your Heart.
Sometimes I feel when you are constantly up against deadlines and having to deal with restrictions in products, costs or time, it can be so easy to loose focus on where we really want to be in our Crafty world, and what aspects of it we enjoy most. I have done quite a few projects last year which maybe are not a true reflection of my style, so this year I want to concentrate on projects that I feel are right for me and I am happy doing. I love Mixed Media so that is where I have started.
This is an 8 x 8 Canvas and I started with texture paste through the Art Is stencil and one of Tim's 'measured'. To this I added a few die cuts I had lying around
More die-cuts lace and flowers were added
Followed by a few buttons trinkets paper clips and the wording which was cut with my cricut as I needed them small enough to fit and all my dies were too big.
A couple of layers of Gesso and left to dry, then I spritzed with quite a few different sprays, (I wish I had taken a picture of my desk because it matched the canvas lol) I got completely wrapped up in what I was doing and forgot my camera at this point sorry! I gave it a blast with the heat gun till it was completely dry. Finally I painted in the lettering as I wanted them to pop out, and then the textures all got a brushing of treasure gold to show up the detail.
Here are a few close up piccies that shows the detail off better
I loved doing this Canvas and that's what it is all about.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and do pop over to Frilly & Funkie for inspiration and to see the other wonderful entries to this challenge.
Hugs Mo x