Hi Everyone, this week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a mini canvas (6" X 6"). The photograph is a recent photograph of my two grown up daughters, Amanda and Tayla at Aldinga Beach, in South Australia.
The base of the canvas is corrugated cardboard, which I gessoed, and distress inked (Black Soot) to achieve a corrugated iron appearance. Maybe I should have added some silver, but I'm happy with the results. The photograph base was cut from the French Flair Classic Stacker Series. Beneath the photograph is the Spiderweb which I brushed lightly with stickles to give a shimmery appearance.
The flower and flower buds were created using the Judy's Blooms die. I cut two die-cuts of each die, misted lightly the petals with water, and curled the leaves using a kitchen skewer. After assembling the flower, the curled edges were inked using Victorian Velvet distress ink, and a pearl added to the centre. The flower buds were created using single cut petals from the Judy's Blooms larger flower die cut - the green bud casing was created using the leaves from the Pair of Ferns. The foliage consists of the Fanciful Flourish, and Olive Branches.
Several brass charms were used from my stash. I adore the detail in the bee and spider! Stickles was applied to the outer edges of the flower petals, buds, and butterfly - just enough to highlight the applied distress ink. Stickles tends to really draw out the colour of distress inks.
..and one of my very favourite dies - it is one that introduced me into Cheery Lynn Designs, the Exotic Butterfly Small.
Before I sign out, this weeks challenge theme on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is 'Frame It' - all the details can be found "HERE". You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher to spend in-store.
Have a wonderful week...