I started by basing a small stretched artist's canvas with distress paint, masking off the floral motifs with a Tim Holtz mini mask and then covering it all with Wendy Vecchi's crackle texture paste.
I actually made three panels (I was thinking triptych) but didn't like the way the other two came out, so I trashed them and then hemmed and hawed about what to do with this one lonely little 3" canvas. It definitely needed more 'presence' so I decided to mount it onto a 4" flat artist's canvas and add more embellishments.
I die cut little tattered floral flowers from several different scrapbook papers, wet them down and 'scrunched' them for a little more interest and added a wee seed bead into the center of each one. The pale pink paper flower is one I had in my stash, think I got those at Michaels. I colored a Tim Holtz Idea-ology hinge clip with distress paint and added it to the top of the 4" panel to act as a hanger.
Crinkle ribbon colored with distress stain came next and I tied it into a bow and added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology wire pin to hold some charms. Don't you love that little birds nest?!
The script fragment charms are ones I found in the clearance section at Michaels, love them too, and I added a few more of the scrapbook paper flowers down this side of the canvas as well underneath the charms.
Hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse of Spring and thanks to Frilly and Funkie for their prompt which inspired it. I will be listing this mixed media canvas in my Etsy shop at the start of our OFG celebration on February 23rd and have one more item yet to make for the celebration. I am thinking about some Spring chickens so make sure you come on back for a 'peck' :O) Happy creating everyone,