Welcome to a new week! Hope you are having a great start to the week. I have had the flu for over a week now, and today was the first day that I actually felt like getting out of bed, so I guess I am off to a good start :)
Scraps of Darkness unveiled it's February Kit-Simple Pleasures on the 29th, and I am finally feeling well enough to dive into it, so I have a 12 x12 Canvas piece that I would love to share with you. It is based on the gorgeous sketch by SuePup that was included in this month's kit:
And I did lots of technique work using the wonderful Art Anthology mediums that were included in this month's Color & Creativity Add Ons. It features a Vintage Image that I had picked up at http://magicmoonlightstudio.blogspot.com/, and then I restored it and colorized it. The title of this canvas is "A Mother's Love." I painted the canvas using the Art Anthology Chocolate Sorbet from the Creativity, then sprayed it with the Art Anthology Timeless Colorations from the Color Add On, then rag rolled it to get a really cool 2 tone effect. I then used the Prima Mask from the CAO, and painted over it with the A.A. Dimensional Crystal Guava, and added seed beads for lots of texture.
The brown trim was from the kit and I laced it with some hand dyed seam binding, then water distressed a paper lace piece from the Kaisercraft stickers that were in the kit, and layered it under the trim, and then layered some Vintage Crochet lace under the edge of the corrugated board. The flowers are a mix of kit pieces, flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On, hand made flowers, and some past kit flowers layered in with some of the leaf stickers from the kit and then touched up with glitter paints. The butterflies are Antique Linen Butterflies-Vintage Mustard and can be found in my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop
The frame around the photo was a part of the papers from the kit that I fussy cut out, and then cut the middle out of to create a frame for my photo, and the Vintage Doily was a piece that I had picked up at an estate sale. The love tag is one fo the stickers from the kit that I embellished with some stash Prima pearls.
Here you can see all the dimension that all the layering adds and all the texture of the different mediums.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and see my sketch layout. I absolutely love this kit, and all the different directions that it can be taken too! I have a lot more projects planned out in my head and hope to transfer out onto paper soon! Big Happy Monday Hugs~ Renea