Let us be grateful...

Can I just say that I love being creative? Of course the latest creations are always my favorite and right now this one is it! Being between  projects right now has made me ancy and I had this canvas around for a few months so I created this!

Cindy at Citrus Tree Studios
gave me this canvas a while back when I was a guest DT and I wanted to do something cool with it but I didn't have an idea for it.
But I was in a creative mood so I even made you a tutorial!
First of all I started withthe canvas (above) and used a back and white photo and and iron on transfer that I printed on my computer!
Now that I have a picture I started masking with a couple of colors!
Pull off the mask and add some detail - I used Shimmerz and Glimmer Mist.
Did you know you can paint with this? Just a little detail...
I wanted to add a quote so I used some stickers for a mask and sprayed a little darker mist. After I was done I peeled up the letters!
As you can see the places where the iron on is on the canvas is resisting the color while the canvas absorbs it so I needed to do a little blending...I broke out my distress ink and blending tool.
I also used some ink on the girls dresses.
I peeled the letters but I didn't like the effect (not enough contrast) from the words on the iron on
so I decided to leave the stickers on by adding gel matte medium on top.
The edges were fraying (and driving me crazy!) and although they are sewn and would
probably only unravel a bit I had to cover it up! I used fabric ribbon from Websters and added a little mist there too!
Last but not least I added Bloomers from Websters on the top and the bottom! ( You know I had to spray those too and just a little Stickles on the edges!) Did you know you can cut these and the flowers don't unravel? Yep, it's true. I also added a little bling from ZVA Creative - you know I had to alter those too butthats a different post! I finished the quote in the right upper corner.

"Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy,
for they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Probst 

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