I created a canvas layout solely to enter in The Dusty Attic December 2016 Mood Board Challenge!
Purple in any shade or tone is my very most favorite color, so this mood board was extra inspirational for me!
I chose to make butterflies the centerpiece because they are among natures most natural beauties.
I used varying tones of purple and included gray, silver, white and black.
What a fabulous color combination of this moodboard! WOW!
My 12 x 12 white canvas board was prepped with clear gesso; then randomly sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Tea Pot Purple. I love its lavender tone! Finnabair Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste was used to strategically stencil a small floral design on the layout. Lavender rhinestones were added to the stenciling.
My design includes cut pieces from The Dusty Attic 12x12 Geometric Panel.
These pieces were gesso prepped and then heat embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang color Silver Moon Orchid.
It's a beautiful silver-gray that has a lavender shimmer to it.
(Just as I linked it I noticed that they are retiring this color - phooey!!!)
I started first by gluing on these pieces according to my design.
The Dusty Attic Monarch Butterflies set is truly magnificent with perfect wing details of this type of butterfly.
I first heat embossed the middle sized butterfly in the set (approx. 2"x2")
using a gorgeous deep black/purple - Lindy's color Midnight Violet.
I glued a backing behind the butterfly so mini prills could be added inside the wing design cut outs.
This made a beautifully stunning butterfly embellishment!
I twice sprayed this piece with low odor Krylon Clear Matte Finish to seal the prills in place.
Once my photos (stunning photo found on Pinterest) were adhered,
I was ready for my favorite part of designing....the flower arrangements!
They are made up of gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry flowers & a few bead berry sprays,
along with die cut leaves in Jet Black Specialty glittery paper.
Enjoy viewing the close up photos of these arrangements : )
Thanks so very much for your visit and please come again!
Happy New Year! Lisa : )
The Dusty Attic -
US Artquest - Mini Prills - Rock & Roll collection - Plum Crazy
Prima 6x6 Stencil - Tubaroses
Prima - Finnabair artExtravagance Silver Antique Crackle Texture Paste
Tattered Lace Dies - Ornate Leaves
Wild Orchid Crafts -
Lindy's Stamp Gang -
Starburst spray - Tea Pot Purple
Embossing Powders - Midnight Violet & Silver Moon Orchid
Recollections lavender rhinestones
Jet Black specialty glittery paper
Krylon Low Odor Clear Matte Finish