Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 6 -- Additional Surfaces Project

Hi everyone!  Tim Holtz gave us a Creative Chemistry 103 Bonus Day covering tips and tricks about several different surfaces that we can use in our projects.   Burlap panels were one of those surfaces.  Since my Mom has been such an incredible support to me during my long illness and subsequent surgeries, I wanted to take the alcohol ink Sunflower tag (from Day 5 Technique Tags) that she loved so much and make a special project for her.  This project celebrates the importance of "home" to me and my family.

 I also used one of Tim's Textile Surfaces (in chambray) as a backdrop here.  You can see some collage efforts here (even outlining with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon).  So, I used some of my Creative Chemistry lessons here (past and present) to finish this project.  Here are a few close ups:

 You can see several Idealology pieces here (including a recipe for apple pie that comes one of Tim's Paper Stash pads).  My mom is well-known for her Apple Pie.  Love it!!

By the way, I adhered the floral element to the arrow by using Transparent Texture Paste. (I really needed some thick and this worked!)

 So thank you again Mom.  You really are my best friend.  And this piece literally shows that home is where the heart is.  -- Mary Elizabeth


Sara Barker said...

Ah, so beautiful, Mary Elizabeth! Your Mom is going to treasure this! Fabulous design and I love that sunflower tag front and center. It must be one of the one's I've missed so I'm going to see if I can get a look at that post. Big hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you have used the sunflowers tag and made this amazing burlap canvas especially for your lovely Mum, I'm sure she loves it, I certainly do xxx

Redanne said...

Oh what a beautiful project Mary Elizabeth! It is made all the more special because of the elements, like the pie recipe, that you added to make it so special for your Mum. The sunflower tag is superb, your colouring is wonderful. Your Mum will definitely know how much she means to you when she gets this, for sure! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Love the rustic summery feel of this, and all the personal elements make it so special.
Alison x