Yaaaay - it’s time for a blog hop! Everyone on the design team has been working hard to create some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win!
Here's the canvas I put together:
Our brief was to create something that represents you. One of my most treasured roles is mother to three humans, and I love this photo of me and my girls on the Manly ferry last year. I wanted to create something eclectic and colourful to reflect how crazy my life can get, as well as to remember to celebrate the small things this life brings me.
Here's how the canvas came together. I started with a layer of Hazel & Ruby Chevron Newsprint Tissue, stuck on with Tripletac. I left wrinkles in it on purpose to help add texture to the background:
Then I painted the edges of the canvas with turquoise acrylic paint, and mixed some green acrylic paint into a blob of Chromacryl Texture Paste, and applied it to the canvas through a stencil:
Then it got really messy, and I forgot to take proper photos LOL! I love that when I'm creating - when I get lost in the moment and experiment.
I tore some of the first layer of tissue off and added some Chromacryl Gesso over these areas. I toned the colours down a bit with a wash made with brown acrylic paint and water, and then added drips of Crushed Olive Distress Stain. A few strips of Crazy for Chevy and Colourblock Quotes washi tape were added, and the background was almost complete.
I sponged some gesso through a stencil to add the dots. Here's a bit where I put down the word happy using Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Mask:
and here's a Hazel & Ruby Pic Pocket, where I can add some handwritten notes from my girls:
The canvas was completed with some random flowers, cotton gauze and stamps from Technique Tuesday. I also added the frame to the photo with a Molotow pen, and a chipboard spider web painted green from FabScraps supports the photo and flowers.
Now, here's where you come in. We want to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like this one:
Make sure you hop over to the other blogs and the Inspiration Lane Facebook page where you could win a heap of prizes, valued at over $500!! The hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014. Sorry, Australian and New Zealand residents only.
The next stop on the blog hop is Sharmaine, and if you want to start from the beginning, pop over to the Inspiration Lane blog.