I can't believe how long it has been, what a whirlwind couple of months. Between illness, two funerals, a vacation and a huge loss of crafty mojo I haven't had much time or energy to create. But as always inspiration struck in the form of Lindy's March color challenge. The colors are so pretty and soft. There were a few false starts but in the end I'm fairly pleased with how the final product came out.
The soft colors of this month echoed the feeling in the pine forest that my husband and I tromped through for the photo. It was so dreamy and romantic that it just fit.
After priming the canvas with gesso, I used a crafter's workshop stencil and modeling paste for some texture. I used the following Lindy's colors on the background, A Bit O'Bubbly, Golden Sleigh Bells, Wild Honeysuckle (this has an original starburst label on it, and I don't believe it is the same color as the Wild Honeysuckle Coral-would love to see the difference between the two though!), Frosted Forget Me Not (discontinued) and Creme Brulee Cream
To frame the canvas' edges I used the Faber Castell Gelato 'Squid Ink'; the photo was framed using some glass bead gel and built up over layers of the Pink Paislee 'Butterfly Garden' collection. I finished off the photo with several flowers from Petaloo and a few pearls.
The title of the canvas was inspired by my husband, while I was looking through photos trying to decide which one I wanted to use, he picked this one up and mentioned the experience was like something out of a dream. It really was a beautiful, serene place for photos,
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