I started following the Creative Carte Blanche challenge blog when it launched, with the intention of trying something for their challenges each month. I have to admit that this is the first time I've managed to make something to enter and I've made it just in time too. This was my inspiration for the cardboard canvas that I have made below, the gorgeous Canvas that Rachel of Fisher's Cards and Crafts made the other day. I've had the piece of cardboard floating around my craftroom for some time now and I knew that I had some gorgeous pictures I had found on the Internet, of children dressed in vintage clothing and imitating adults. I found the perfect one for my project and printed it on to some matt canvas photo paper. I painted my cardboard with white gesso and stuck the photo onto it once it was dry. Next I made the flowers, I cut these using a Crealies die and pages from an old book, then sprayed my glass mat with Carved Pumpkin and Fossilised Amber Distress inks. I diluted with water and placed the flowers into the inks. After drying I put 5 layers of each size together and put a brad though the middle scrunching them up as I went. After sticking the flowers to the board I sprayed some of the same colour Distress Sprays randomly. I finished it all off by adding a ribbon in a matching colour through the top.
Below a close up of the flowers made with the book pages.
Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.