Monday, April 8, 2013

Fairy Series - Forest Fairy

This is my first try at an altered art piece - a reverse canvas. For years I have been collecting fairy cards - with the intent of framing them and hanging them as art in my house. Then I decided I should scrap them, and there they have sat....for  years. This particular picture is actually an envelope that went with one of the cards I found..... I couldn't not use this as well....  My hopes are to create a series of altered art pieces or scrap pages - hence the title Fairy Series

I started by prepping the back of the canvas with gesso, then I painted it with a combo of brown paint, antique gold mica and gel medium to give it a little texture.I painted the inside with a cream color. The flowers are all prima, the glitter butterflies are Martha Stewart and the moss is from Michaels. I am pretty happy with the result! I have this hung above my "mantle" in the living room.

Thanks for taking a peek!

xoxo Amanda

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dream - OAUS and Scraps of Elegance

It's been a LONG while since I have posted anything here.... I decided the January challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch and the January Kit from Scraps of Elegance was the perfect time to get back to my blog!! The theme for January's sketch was New beginnings - I chose to do a layout of my daughter Chloe - she has been through a lot lately-and found a quote from a song that I thought fit perfectly with what has been going on with her....The tranquil blues from the SOE kit were just perfect for the mood I was trying to create with this layout....

 Here is the quote from the song "Because you're young"

 Close up of one of the flower clusters and the wonderful butterflies from the SOE kit!!

Thanks for taking a peek!