Friday, March 29, 2013

Welcome Spring Entry Art



I wanted to create something that people can see as they enter my home greeting them and reminding them that the beautiful sunshine and welcoming flowers will soon we here.  Seeing the new blooms on my bushes makes me happy and gives me Spring Fever.  So on a artist board I started with an older, muted sheet from Gecko galz for my background.  As drinking tea is associated with friendship and old family values, I used Cricut Folk Art to cut the cups and canister...little cut outs of flowers just hit the spot.  Using Gecko galz WILD ABOUT FLOWERS ephemera, I  actually mounted and cut frames from another older Gecko galz paper and gave the two sets from WILD ABOUT FLOWERS the look of old masterpieces.   I cut out other images from the flower ephemera, cutting as close as I could to the edge of the images   then using some alcohol markers around the edge to give it a better blended look.  The flowers were placed in the tea cups and mounted with dimensional tape so it gave some variation.

I picked up some scraps of papers and arranged them to look like a few additional flowers, in the cup and around.  A bird and heart just ended up sitting on the top of the page!

I am very attracted to the color combo of teal and purple...I think it is bold and beautiful, but it also blended very well with the WILD ABOUT FLOWERS!
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