Good morning, I hope you're all having a lovely crafty weekend. This morning I'm sharing a couple of projects made for Lesley's last shows on Hochanda.
Do you ever start a project with one idea and go off on a complete tangent and make something completely different? That's what happened with this canvas as I coloured the gorgeous roses from Rose Stem Script with my pencils planning to make 3 CAS cards but got totally side tracked and ended up making this lol.
I used acrylic paints to create the background, adding some stencilling with texture paste and then created texture around the images to frame them. I used scrunched up tissue paper with matte gel medium and once it was all dry I added silver highlights with gilding wax. I stamped the sentiment on an acrylic tag and embossed with silver embossing powder and added some little roses that I'd made with air dry clay to finish off. I wasn't sure how the tissue would work but it's quite solid once the gel medium is dry.
My second project is a card made with PanPastels and distress inks. I began by creating the background with PanPastels and then overstamped with the beautiful Leafy Trails Big Bold Background stamp. I watercoloured the image with distress inks and then distressed around the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I layered the image on cream and brown card and added the sentiment (from Words of Love) with some garden twine. I used a couple of little berries and some ribbon to finish the card off.
Thanks for visiting, keep checking back as my teamies have lots of beautiful projects to share!