Hello, crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday. Today I have the honor of being Guest Designer at Crafting By Designs where the theme is Anything Goes. I chose to make a little mixed media spring time canvas that I put in my daughter's Easter Basket. She is my biggest fan!
I prepared my canvas with gesso and then sprayed with Dylusions Green Lime and Cut Grass and then with water to blend the colors. I brushed on Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Teal Zircon. I love how this single application makes the entire canvas glow!
When completely dry, I spread Ranger transparent matte texture paste through Tim Holtz Rays stencil and left it to dry. I colored the rays with Sunshine Yellow Craft acrylic and Mustard Seed Distress paints. I've continued my pattern around both sides.
I added some beads and microbeads (dew drops) using Ranger Multi Matte medium to adhere. The bird and branch is a die cut by Impression Obsession, which I colored with Distress markers and a water brush.
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers edged in Black Soot Distress marker, a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub and a heat embossed Heidi Swap stamp finish it off. Easy peasy, but made with lots of love! I used to sing this to her when she was little.
I would like to enter my mini canvas in the following inspiring challenges:
The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge March Springtime I used a Heidi Swap musical note stamp and heat embossed in white.
Frilly and Funkie Hip to Be Square Let me explain...Johnnie Cash released this tune in 1975. The colors are hopefully speaking for themselves. My canvas is square even though the photography distorts it.
Stamps and Stencils Spring is in the Air Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Heidi Swap musical stamp.
ColourArte Challenge # 10 Dew Drops I used Teal Zircon Silks on my background and my dew drops are symbolized by microbeads.
Happy Little Stampers March Challenge Water I used waster to blend my background and the microbeads represent dew drops.
Thank you for stopping in today and for all your lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them.
Hugs and Blessings!