Your Wings Were Ready
Hey there crafty friends.
Today is the day for another challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog!!!!
Our Inspiration Mood board is wonderful.
Plenty to get you inspired.
The Theme is Wings, but you can choose anything from one of the pictures that inspire you or you can go with one or more of the colors.
Plenty of room to create something and join in the fun.
As always there is something to be won if you enter. So head on over now and link up your project.
Now onto my inspiration for you.
I made a beautiful canvas for you today using the wings from Victorine Originals Wings set (10580-X)
And a slightly different view.
I'm going to be honest, this was a tricky one for me. Considering the theme.
My family just lost my Dad a couple weeks ago. Life hasn't been the same for me. When I returned home to find which stamps I was sent to use for this challenge and I saw the wings, I just broke down.
But I knew I had to do something, like it was a sign. I had to in some way use this as part of my morning for my Dad. And a way to channel my heart thru my art.
I was pretty set on using the saying as soon as I saw it!!!
I started with a clean canvas. I used DecoArt modeling paste with some stencils to add texture and used some distress stain directly to the canvas.
It was more of a test. I didn't know how the canvas would take it without using gesso first. It did soak up some of the stain but it did hold it pretty well.
I gathered quite a few peices from my stash and started peices everything together.
When I found the Hot air balloon, I thought it was perfect.
I stamped the wings to white card stock and after painting the hot air balloon white, attached the wings to the side.
I left it white as if it was my dad's last ride to heaven.
After rearranging peices for a while, I began painting and adding color here and there.
After everything was attached, I splattered a little white paint.
My words are stickers that I stuck to a page from an old book, then cut out.
Wings were cut out using an alphabet die.
So now it's time to join in the challenge over at Victorine Originals!!!
Link up your project before the deadline.
Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope I was able to inspire you with my canvas, and maybe you can take a few words to think about when you go.
If your parents are still here... Love them, hug them, call them, help them, cherish them.
It's too late when they are gone.
Cherish those memories.
Heaven received one heck of a man!!!
This one's for you Daddy!!!
Victorine Originals stamps: wings from Wing set 10580-X
Creative embellishments: hot air balloon, netting
Tim Holtz: Distress stain - mermaid lagoon
Distress paint- Antique Linen
Sizzix: Tim Holtz alterations alphabet die
DecoArt: modeling paste, white paint
Andy Skinner: netting stencil
Studio 490: bottle embellish
Simple Stories: wood veneer
Maya Road: vintage burlap flag
American Crafts: letters
All other from my stash.