I have to admit that neither bubblegum pink nor lace are within my comfort zone so this particular travel bag was a challenge but as I rather like the results perhaps it's time I expanded that comfort zone!
I started out with a 5" X 7" flat artists canvas and added some script stenciling to the top half of the canvas using Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Texture Paste through a Stencil Girl Rembrandt Words stencil. I then laid down a basecoat of pink using Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress inks and then laid a piece of lace from my stash over the stenciled canvas and sprayed through the lace with Picked Raspberry Distress stain.
I randomly stamped the stenciled background with Tim's Ledger Script stamp and a Finnabair Bubble stamp using Potting Soil Archival ink and then added some spatters of colour using Picked Raspberry Distress stain, Vintage Photo Distress stain and watered down white acrylic paint.
I then fussy cut a piece of lace that I had stained with a coffee, vanilla and cinnamon mixture (from the same lace I used to spray the Distress ink through) and adhered it overtop of the stenciled lace design. I coloured another piece of lace trim with Ground Espresso Distress spray and adhered it along the bottom of the canvas to ground it. The edges of the canvas were shaded with Vintage Photo Distress crayon.
A piece of cardstock was coloured with Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and some spritz and flick with water and stamped with a bird cage stamp from Paper Artsy's HP1004 set. The bird cage was then die cut with the coordinating Paper Artsy Bird Cage die.
More cardstock was painted with Distress paint in Tattered Rose and I printed the sentiment out on my computer and die cut the label with a Sizzix Ornate Label #4 die. The edges of the die cut were shaded with some Vintage Photo Distress ink and the sentiment mounted onto some fun foam for a bit of dimension.
Flowers were die cut from pink cardstock I had in my stash and from the same cardstock coloured with Distress inks as the birdcage. I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals and Tiny Tattered Florals dies and overstamped the die cut flowers with a fine script stamp and Potting Soil Archival ink. The large flower was given some pink seed beads in the center and the smaller flowers had clear micro beads adhered into their centers with Glossy Accents.
A lovely little chipboard swallow from Southern Ridge Trading Company was coloured with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges and I then gave it a brush of Stardust Glitter glue to echo the reflective properties of the seed beads and micro beads in the flower centers.
The die cut bird cage was mounted onto some more fun foam for dimension and I stamped the wee birds again and fussy cut them and mounted them onto more fun foam so they appeared to be ready to take flight from their cage.
As this is our final stop on this month's Destination Inspiration journey, let's take a look back at the wonderful projects created by my fellow Creative Guides.
I am always amazed by the diversity of projects created from the same four ingredients, aren't you?
Thanks so much for traveling along with us this month and I hope that you will return in July when we will embark upon a brand new Destination Inspiration journey. I also hope that you will join in our June challenge, Texture or Embossing Paste, there are still a few days left to join in the fun! Have a wonderful week and as always, happy creating!