Hey friends and happy weekend! For those of you on or near the East Coast, please stay safe! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! As for us here in the Great Northwest, it's nothing more than a whole lot of rain-rain-rain. And just for good measure, more rain. But no need to fret because what that means for me is more crafty time sitting by a warm fire with a hot cuppa tea, cider or cocoa. Yes please. And today I have some neat news to share--I've been chosen to work with a great company called Canvas Corp. Brands for all of 2016 and I couldn't be more thrilled! This company sells Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels and 7 Gypsies and focuses on products that are geared toward the mixed media artist, home decorator and DIYer as well as anybody who wants to try working with fun things like fabric aprons, stretched canvas, wood shadowboxes, burlap and a whole lot more!
4x4" stretched natural canvas that Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) sent to all the designers. As I smeared shades of blue and purple onto the Gesso-prepped canvas with Gelatos, I felt the cool, wintery colors were just right for mood. I added texture with cheesecloth, a couple of paper doilies sponged in gold and Deco Art Snow Tex. I used my wonderful new stamp set from Jamie Dougherty's Bloom collection (sold by Prima Marketing) called "Birds" for the sentiment along the right side--first stamped onto tissue paper, then adhered to the canvas with Gel Medium. The create typo bulb is from Prima's Junkyard Trinkets and the vintage whitewash lock is from Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures. The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid and the little metal bird and flower were plucked from my stash. I also added a bit of Glass Bead Glitter Gel and sprinkled chunky ivory glitter atop it before it dried to give the effect of ice and snow. All in all, I like how this little number turned out and I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process.