It's created on a canvas board (10 x 8 inches), so it's a nice hard surface for working on, as well as being inexpensive, so there's no great pressure to "get it right". So I basically messed around with my favourite paints and inks and stamps and stencils and pastes and tapes, and here's what I ended up with.
All my current usual suspects are here as ingredients...
Fresco paints (mainly the turquoises!) - check.
Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs DIs - check.
Texture paste applied through a stencil - check.
Stencilling with paint - check.
Tissue tape - check. Torn and inked.
The gorgeous wooden flourishes from Crafty Emblies - check.
Stamping - check. PaperArtsy numbers and letters providing some texture.
Some pale hessian burlap from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
And there are some new toys and technique try-outs here too...
Finally I've cracked open my WordPlay die - I'm in love!
Music paper, Vintage Photo DI and Versamagic chalk ink.
Book pages, Versamagic chalk ink highlights...
And my new Inkssentials white gel pen from eclectic Paperie got its first little chance to come out and play, adding detail to the painty stencilling of the Tando Distorted Hive mask.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
I'm entering this in the following:
Craft-room Challenge would like us to Make Your Own Embellishments - I've made the flowers and the lettering
With the pale burlap coming from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, I'm entering it into the Sunday Share over at Frilly and Funkie