Oh boy! Did I step outta my comfort zone big time on this!?
It all started with a storm a few weeks back and part of next door's tree falling apart.
A 3ft piece of bark was stripped away from the trunk in the high winds and, being the collector / hoarder of all things random that I have become, I rescued it and bought it inside to dry out.
I covered a 8" × 12" blank canvas with Gesso, added a central area of white crackle paste and stencilled a flowery background with Light Paste. I used Dark Chocolate Impasto paint to highlight the crackle paste cracks and then began adding my embellishments, starting with bits of that gorgeous bark.
I think I added everything plus the kitchen sink on this!
Art stones, glass stones, wooden embellies, glass glitter, sisal, Nuvo Crystal Drops and Embellishment Mousse, flowers from 49 & Market, Christmas Cracker remnants (yes, I'm a hoarder) and waxes.
I found a stamp set called 'Don't Forget to Fly' by Prima / Finnabair and almost cried.
Think I was having a 'hormonal moment' when I saw it and the sentiments just set me off....I know...daft bugger!
As well as the sentiments, the set also includes this beautiful, large, central image and some dainty butterflies. I stamped a whole heap of those with white embossing powder onto Vellum and then fussy cut them.
So there you have it.
This mixed media lark is such fun, if a little emotional...lol.
The sentiment says it all.