Monday, April 15, 2013

Home is Where the Heart is...Altered Canvas

This is a new canvas I finished last week and I really love the notion of "Home is where the heart is". Now that we are completely settled in our new home and everything is just how we like it...I really do feel my heart in this home. I know we are exactly where we are supposed to be and it's wonderful!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tattered Florals Challenge

I decided to create an entry for Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Challenge. I love Tim Holtz and his Tattered Florals Die is really cool, so I knew I had to at least give it a try. I debated about what to make, and almost chose a floral cuff bracelet, but then I remembered a wooden owl shaped die cut I bought at Mike's. I I decided I could use the the Tattered Florals die to embellish the owl. Here it is: I used the die to cut flowers out of some natural and synthetic fabrics...I cut a TON of flowers and then cut a TON more!! The die cuts layers of fabric beautifully, thank goodness. After the flowers were cut I used my distress inks to add just the right amount of color and shading. I used the wooden owl for my base and sketched the basic design for my feathers. I used grunge board for the wings, I think the wings are my favorite part, so soft and fluffy! I used Tim's vintage knobs for the eyes and a silver crown I also bought at Mike's. Other than that the owl is full of flowers and petals! I couldn't tell you how many flowers I used, but it was A LOT!!!