Saturday, February 22, 2014

Flowers & Flourishes

What?  A day without snow?  No worries.  Yes, snow will be here again tomorrow.  Not much but snow just the same.  I've lived in Iowa most of my life and even I'm getting tired of the cold and snow.  At least I stayed warm finishing up my latest mixed media project and did I ever learn a few things.  Hopefully, you won't notice the little mistakes I made.  Actually, I don't consider them mistakes, just learning opportunities.

The project was too big to fit in my light tent so I did my best trying to get a good photo of the canvas.  This is the best shot out of the gazillions I took trying to get it just right.  I know, perfect is not necessary but try to explain that to my OCD tendencies.

Stamp Sets:  Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!), Tuxedo Black (Memento); Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!), Clever Paper (Authentique); Accessories & Tools:  Petite Petals Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Pansy Punch and Decorative Label Punch (Stampin' Up!), Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes Die, Crystals (Prima), Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint (Americana), Brads, 5" x 7" Picture Frame, Rhinestone, White Tissue Paper, 8" x 10" Canvas, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Oh, just so you know, part of the flowers and the flourishes on the lower left and in the center of the canvas were cut out of wallpaper.  That's right, wallpaper!  Isn't that just too cool?  I had a bunch of wallpaper given to me and every now and again, I'll dig it out and use it on a project.  And, the frame, got that at a garage sale.  I love a bargain!

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,


1 comment:

  1. Wow Marsha....this really turned out beautifully. Very cool details and textures and what a neat idea to add a frame on top of a canvas. Very inventive.