I made this for my friends' daughter's birthday last month and thought I would share it here today as I am busy making a gift for two teachers and have not had any time to make a card to post, and I am waiting for my Hero Arts ATC partner to let me know when she receives her ATC so that I can post that too.
So, I made this young girl a small canvas for her bedroom, trying to match some of her colours and make the gift meaningful but still playful! I like to include a meaningful life message in my gifts as much as possible. In this case I used a sentiment from one of my Unity KOM sets which goes perfectly with the lovely butterflies from Hero Arts, it says "Let Your Dreams Take Flight"!
I followed some of the steps laid out by Shari in this video when she made her canvas, and I used torn tissue paper and modge podge. The sentiment is actually stamped on tissue paper and then I went over it with modge podge which is why it looks like it's behind a film. I like the effect, it's kind of dreamy.
I love the fun, young looking polka dot paper from We R Memory Keepers. The butterflies are stamped on white cardstock, inked with various distress inks and then I added a fragment from Tim Holtz over each one with some glossy accents. I got the fragment idea from a beautiful card that Alice created, you can see it HERE. I also used my much neglected Silhouette to cut out that branch/leaf shape.
The background is inked with Spiced Marmalade and some Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Paper: Neenah Solar White; Tissue Paper; Green c/s (PTI); Patterned Paper (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Various distress inks; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Unity; Hero Arts; MFT (alphabet)
Other: Silhouette; Fragments (Tim Holtz); Paper Flower (Hero Arts); Brad (Recollections); Glossy Accents; Small Canvas (Michaels)
End of school year is fast approaching, and as my daughter will be changing school in order to start Kindergarten, I wanted to make a more lasting gift for her two class teachers. I suppose a set of greeting cards would have been just as good, but I obviously like pressure!!!
Have a wonderful day!