Well, I'm taking up a challenge of a different kind today.
going on over on his blog that inspired me to dig into my supplies.
And this is what I created! It is VERY bright for me but I like how it turned out and what's more, I had fun making it which is the important thing.
I started out by stenciling on the flowers using DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste on one half of the canvas board.
I then embossed the other side with Gears - and I also used Andy's Gear Border Stencil to add gears to the centers of each flower (also with DecoArt Media Modeling Paste).
I painted the entire canvas with Americana School Bus Yellow.
A layer of Apple Green was applied over the gears.
And then I rubbed Blue Lagoon over them for a second coat to highlight the gears.
I went to work on the flowers by using Flamingo, Iris and Pumpkin Patch.
I then stenciled on some french script with a bit of Memento Luxe Danube Blue Ink.
Next I took a white and grey pastel pencil and highlighted the flowers (white) and gears (grey). It doesn't show up much in the photo but it does in person and makes quite a difference.
A few flicks of diluted white paint on the top, Turquoise Shimmer Mist on the bottom; A spritz of Shimmer Mist for a bit of glitz and finally a bit of carbon black along the edge and on my chipboard letters.
and a couple more views close up....
And there you have it!
Hope you enjoy.
DecoArt Media: White Modeling Paste, Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black, Titanium White; Shimmer Mist - Turquoise
DecoArt Stencils - Old French Script; Cogs & Gears
DecoArt Americana Satin - School Bus Yellow; Pumpkin Patch; Blue Lagoon; Flamingo, Iris & Apple Green
Andy Skinner - Gear Border
Imagine Crafts - Memento Luxe Ink - Danube Blue; Sponge Dauber
Blick Art - canvas board
Conte' Pastel Pencils
Other - random chipboard letters