My goal this year is to do more "Off The Page" projects. I dug through my mini albums and canvases, looking for a format that clicked. In my closet I found a pack of six mini canvases. I decided to do only four of the 3"x3" mini canvases. When I placed them on my desk, they made me think of looking out of paned window.
I built the four paneled frame from heavy chipboard. I wanted it to look like it an old window, with layers of paint and cracks that had accumulated over the years. After I built the frame, I knew that it lacked the elegance found in shabby beauty.
I used layers of lace, doilies, and buttons that I received from Zeus and Zoe to build the large flowers.
I altered some of the charms and buttons with either gesso and mist, or with embossing powder.
I used "Adobe Fire" embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang on the butterfly in the photo below. The embossing powder gives the butterfly a beautiful sheen.
I also used the Lindy's January 2014 Color Challenge as a guide for this project. Click on the Lindy's picture to go to the challenge.
Along with the "Adobe Fire," I also used "Mission Bells," and "Down the Rabbit Hole." I tried to stay as close as possible to the pinky color in the challenge, but I do not own that color of Lindy's (yet).
Thanks for taking the time to look at my project.
Have a great day!
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