Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Today the weather was gorgeous. Temps in the 70's and lots of sunshine. A welcome change from all the rain we've had lately. I got the itch last weekend to work on a canvas. Something I haven't done in awhile. I saw the September challenge at Creative Embellishments and got inspired and decided to play along. Here is my canvas.
I love the mood board at Creative Embellishments:
I was inspired by the textures and the overall theme of discovery. It made me think back when I was young and would take long walks along the nature trail with my dad. He loved the outdoors and was quite the expert in plants and insects. I can remember how much fun it was to find leaves, small rocks and I especially loved seeing all of the beautiful ferns. The added twist to the challenge (something I discovered), is that I had some Creative Embellishments chipboard in my stash. Over the past 3 1/2 years I had designed for 2 different chipboard manufacturers and designed with their products. I had a drawer full of chipboard that I had purchased awhile ago and was excited when I came across some of Creative Embellishments chipboard. I used Flourish 15 and Ivy Sprig. I also discovered a small box full of metal embellishments I forgot I had along with some old lace. A lot of the pieces on the canvas I've had some quite some time. It was fun going through my stash and discovering things I forgot I had.
Here are some closeups:
Enjoy the rest of you weekend! I think I'm going to work on another canvas!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie