First, I absolutely love these colors. Purple's my favorite, and I love to see purple and green mixed together. Add in the tangerine and it is just pure perfection!
Second, I just love the way my project turned out. It was my first big project using my brand-new Big Shot by Sizzix! I used the awesome Tattered flowers die by Tim Holtz, and a few embossing folders as well.
I have been resisting getting a Big Shot for quite awhile, but what finally got me to get one (other than a big sale at JoAnn's) was the realization that I love flowers. I also hate "using up" my supplies (and this is a big reason I love digital scrapbooking so much, actually) but it occurred to me that with a diecut machine, I could just keep making more and more, in any color I wanted. So, I got one, and I am so happy that I did!
the usuals-acrylic paint, gesso, SEI Tumble Dye, Mister Huey sprays, mod podge, punchinella, vintage plastic doilies, alphabet stencil, plastic canvas (as a stencil), Crafter's Workshop flower stencil, book paper
other-Big Shot Tattered Florals die, Dots embossing folder, metal brads, heart button, some patterned paper by ??, ribbon from a garage sale
I also have to credit Revlie for the "hope" lettering style. Check out her blog, she is a true artist!
As you might be able to tell, this is a companion piece to a smaller canvas (Happy) I posted the other day. They go quite well together!
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