Firsty of all I took a large piece of cardboard and ripped off the top layer in random places around the edge. Then I painted it with Vanilla Fresco Finish paint. Then I used the Wendy Vecchi brick stencil with white Embossing Paste. I then used the Prima Checked stencil with Brown Shed Fresco Finish and then the TCW Navaho stencil using Pumpkin Soup. I also brushed some Pumpkin Soup over the bricks too. I left the other areas blank as I had other plans for them !
Unfortunately, I didn't take any photo's before I'd finished it was one those rare occasions when I knew what I wanted to do and just went for it ! The areas that I left blank I've filled with chipboard coasters that I've also used the Wendy Vecchi Brick stencil and Embossing Paste on. I've blended more Fresco Finish paint over them and glued them into place. I then did some dry brushing using French Roast Fresco Finish, I love the burnt effect that this colour creates. The poppies are die cut using a Memory Box die and I've then painted them.
I had a small piece of the net mesh which I glued across the width of the project. I used the Clarity stencil on a piece of Smoothy card and blended the Fresco Finish colours from bottom to top. I also used a black pen to define some areas of the image, I then cut it into three pieces and used a corner punch to round the corners . The little bird is die cut using the Movers and Shapers die and is sitting on top of a Word Band, love the saying on this one!
I bent the wings up slightly of the butterfly and then brushed some Ruby Treasure Gold over it. You can also see on the above photo some background script stamping that I did over the background.
I'm planning on hanging this piece in my new craft room, just need to add some ribbon and it will be ready.
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