Happiness Blooms from within – Michelle Carrick, Mood Board Inspiration

Good morning beautiful scrappers,

Today I’m back with more inspiration for you!

Using the June mood board, I created this canvas which is inspired by Anna Dabrowska! 

This is my sister-in-laws, Sister 
who got married at the beginning of this year!!
I loved this photo and need to do something, soft and pretty.

I started with the 12x24cm canvas and 
attached the decorative tissue paper – Flutter, using soft mat gel.
I then attached my lace, canvas strips and Dusty Attic flourish with heavy body gel. for the other side I used the cut out as a stencil using modelling paste.
I dried the canvas!

Once completely dry, I painted over with diluted heavy gesso
and added texture paste; crackle paste.

I the added the colour sprays – Poppy fields, Precious Stone – 
mixed in with liquid acrylic paint – Tiger Orange

I then touched up with the heavy gesso. 

Leaving the canvas to dry, 
I then took the artist pallet and painted the heavy gesso first and 
attached left over tissue paper.

I then used a script stencil using expanding mousse – Tuscan gold.
After drying added crackle past with heavy gesso.
I added mint Sparkle wax to both canvas and pallet.

For the straws, I rolled script paper on one and inked the other one with Oregano.

Using alcohol inks – sepia; butterscotch – 
on my white painted chip boards to help create an rustic look.

for the leaves I used Clover green.

after all this it was a case of placing and attaching everything down.

To finish the canvas, I added loads of flowers, metal embellishments and glass bubbles, as well as other bits and bobs!

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Anna is a true inspiration to me…
 I truly hope that I can inspire you, like she does me!!!

Michelle Carrick

Happy scrapping!