It's Monday and a brand new SSS Monday Challenge titled:
THINKING OF YOU
As always you can win a $50 voucher to spend at SSS Store:
I took this challenge quite personally just because I am thinking a lot those days about me as a little girl, my chaildhood, how I was when I was a child, what I miss, what I got and what I lost. It's quite sentimental journey but I try not to forget about this little girl inside of me which is still there.
Thinking of You is for me thinking of this girl I used to be.
The base of my project is a wooden palette I grabbed in a store for nothing.
I have more of them so be aware, there will be more projects based on it :-)
I wanted to keep it monochrome purple or turquoise which finally won
because I miss the summer and it reminds me the most.
Here below are pics I was taking during the process to show how I made it:
I love the Spellbinders Rose Creation die set to make my flowers.
I made them out of a solid cardstock in a beige/grey color so I needed to cover them with White Gesso to can give them the color I liked.
The petals were treated with gesso randomly because I wanted them
to be uneven after coloring. I sprayed them with two Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays: Shabby Turbine Teal and Sassy Sapphire.
They're shimmering and beautiful.
While my flowers were drying I took the palette and cover it with the same White Gesso and with Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass. I love this combination of colors which gives such a soft effect.
Fianally I applied the Texture Paste through the TCW Mini Paint Lids Stencil.
I sprayed the middle of the palette with Dyslusions Vibrant Turquoise Spray
and when it was dry I applied some Picket Fence Distress Spray
just to soften the basic color.
The frame was cut out from a solid cardstock 3 times and sticked together.
I applied the Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Picket Fence
and a bit of Ground Espresso.
That's it! I adhered the frame with a picture and all the flowers. Voila ;-)
I love the uneven sufrace of the petals and how differently they soak up the color.
Aren't great the wooden marks from beneath the gesso and paints?