Well, we're still waiting for Spring here in the Mid-Atlantic so I decided to just create it in my studio! Last week, after another bout of sub-freezing temperatures I worked on this wall hanging to lift my spirits.
It started with a piece of cardstock from Prima. I've loved this paper since I found it and so decided to use it as the basis for an early spring project. The new Tim stamp set, Bird Feather, has become a new favorite of mine! I love the nest stamp and the feather. So, I started by stamping the nest and water coloring it lightly. Then I used the feather stamp in various places. The bird and branch die seemed like perfect choice to add and I cut both out of kraft core paper and sanded them lightly. Using the printers' block letters from TH, I painted and distressed the letters for "awake" using Bundled Sage and Tea Dye Distress Paints. I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
Once everything was in place I dry brushed white gesso over it to meld the different elements and sprayed it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist to give it the effect of an early spring morning. I attached it to a sheet of corrugated cardboard which I had painted with gesso. The wire hanger finishes it off.
Here are some details. Excuse the poor photos but the weather hasn't been cooperating in the sunlight department lately!
So there you have it. Another attempt at coaxing Spring to arrive soon! Thank you for joining me today. I really love having you stop by and your lovely comments are so greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day!