I selected Wendy Vecchi's Stamp It Stencil It - In Full Bloom - to work with. I love stamps and I love stencils so seeing them working in harmony was going to be fun. I stamped the leaves along the side of the canvas first in ColorBox Limelight Ink, then added the flowers with ColorBox Berry Ink. Since I wanted to work on my canvas without waiting for it to dry, I used a Ranger Heat It Craft Tool. This way I could dry my elements and continue to work.
I stamped the flowers in black ink on top and as you can see, I didn't get a wonderful impression. Honestly, I was ok with it because I knew I wanted some dimension and would "fix" this issue later on.
After stamping the 3 flowers, I created masks of the flowers so I could add 2 additional flowers between them.
Then as I wanted the flowers to be 3 dimensional, I stamped, colored and fussy cut 5 flowers. I placed Glue Dots between the flower layers for a little dimension.
Some Robin's Nest Dew Drops finished off the centers of each flower. I used Claudine Hellmuth Gesso to adhere torn strips of book paper to the canvas before spritzing with Art Anthology Patience. It dries very quickly and I was able to add color around the outside of the canvas using the Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool, with Ranger Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose . I probably should have added the book pages before I began my project, but a work in progress takes on a life of it's own, doesn't it?
I loved the Prima doll stamps when I first saw them. While a little big for cards, I love how well they work with a canvas. I used Pocket Doll, fussy cutting her as well as the dress. I redressed her before adding her to the canvas with foam adhesives for dimension. A little ink in her hair and headband and she look lovely amongst the flowers.
I had some tiny stickers in my stash and used them to provide the phrase - "stop and smell the flowers" which I placed around my gal.
Here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers.
I hope you enjoy this canvas as much as I did creating it.
Thanks so much to Kim and Bonnie for inviting me here this month and thank you for stopping by today.