Monday, March 3, 2014

Make a Wish...

Hello and Happy Monday!

Tina Walker here today with my first official UmWow Studio Design Team project!  Woo Hoo!

My head was spinning with so many great ideas on what to create for my first project, so I thought I'd share a quick Mixed Media canvas, full of whimsy, fun, and childhood wishes!

The base of my canvas was created with Spray Mists and had been sitting in my 'experiment' drawer.  Yes, I have a drawer just for things created as experiments.  :)  Often, when I am not sure where to start, I pull out this drawer and look for inspiration.  And this time, it worked.

I knew I wanted to use these chips from UWS, Daisy, and Sunflower!  From initial appearance, these lonely, solitary flowers looked like they needed some love and delight.  So I built a whimsical and fun canvas around them.

I 'dressed' them up with a super quick, easy, but totally cool way.  Using spray Gesso (I wanted a thin, smooth coat of Gesso for stamping), I covered each flower.  Once the Gesso was dry, I stamped them with word images for a subtle, yet effective look.

I added several more whimsical details, such as this UWS flair, from the Wild Flowers Set, which I've been hording FOREVER!  To add some interest to the flair, I used a Stabilo All pencil on the edges and added water.  Just a small detail, but really added to the whimsical look.

I also used several small pieces from the Circle Confetti, covered with glitter.  Just a bit of glitz and shine!

That is what makes UWS chipboard and embellishments so perfect for any project! They can be dressed up or down depending on what you are creating!

I hope you enjoyed my first project!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!