I sat down at my craft desk just after lunch and first job was to stick the flower on the canvas.
Next was to build up the picture. I'd already stuck on some tissue paper, I then chose some lace for the top. The lovely flourish was left unadorned, (Indigo Blu), and it was topped off by a silver butterfly, and you can also see a golden butterfly in the bottom corner.
So had a cup of tea, and a think... tried various things, nothing was working. Had a tidy up and...
I did try stamping the sentiment on to acetate, well first try was on clarity double sided adhesive sheets, using gilding flakes, then I cut it with a die. It looked nice, but didn't suit the picture. Tried stamping on to the canvas - didn't work, luckily because the tissue paper had a coat of PVA the stamped image came off with a wet wipe. Happy with this, it is bright and cheerful. Got one more canvas left.
I was very tempted to buy the melt pot on CnC, they had a starter kit at a reasonable price, but I've spent my allowance for this month. I've decided that a melt pot is a must have, I could do so much more with it. I also have a few tubs of enamel powder, plus frantage, just need the pot! But it will have to wait a little longer. I'll definitely be doing more mixed media pictures, so much more satisfying than a card or a tag.
I hope all you mums have been spoiled by your families. Thanks for stopping by.