And now for this evenings creation. I started in the same way, just sticking stuff on. I don't really plan, just see when it looks like - rip stuff off if I feel it doesn't work, and add other things on where necessary. I love seeing how different it all looks as soon as you have coated it with white gesso
I've added a piece of embossed card first, and then a piece of punched card in blue, a crochet ribbon and a grosgrain piece of ribbon. Different ribbons will give me different textures. I've popped plain card, but I've textured the edges. I've added wobbly lines of cosmic shimmer PVA - this dries raised, so will give me texture. I added MDF tag and hearts, a butterfly and bits of circle card, with PVA dots on the top. I also added some string. Finally I stuck on two large paper flowers. Leave it to dry fully
When all the elements were dry, I coated the piece with white gesso. I popped an acrylic flower in the centre of the paper flower, and then a cool Love die cut, which I found knocking about. I love that, even after it has been covered with gesso, there is still a hint of blue and pink. I then used a brush to dust on distress ink - I think I used Scattered straw (not sure though!!). I didn't add to much, it was just to highlight the textures created.
The base card already had paint on from an earlier craft creation, so I added a little distress ink on the top and bottom, to bring the colour at the side in. I also added a little Pebeo Gilding wax. That stuff is lethal - it's just to good!! I did manage to stop and walk away from the wax
I took a few photo's, and then decided I didn't like the acrylic flower. I had a little rummage, and managed to find a beautiful large acrylic flower. I coated this in gesso, and then added to my piece.
So happy with this, in fact, this is definitely my favourite. I would actually pop this in a frame and hang it - which I don't normally say about my finished pieces. I can see me making a few of these every week :)