I decided to work with a 4" x 9" canvas. Selecting one of Wendy Vecchi's Stamp It Stencil It - In Full Bloom - to work with, I stamped the leaves along the side of the canvas first in ColorBox Limelight Ink, then added the flowers with ColorBox Berry Ink. Since I wanted to work on my canvas without waiting for it to dry, I heat set the flowers.
I stamped the flowers in black ink on top and as you can see, I didn't get a wonderful impression. Honestly, I was ok with it because I knew I wanted some dimension and would "fix" this issue later.
After stamping the 3 flowers, I created mask of the flowers so I could add 2 additional flowers between them.
Then as I wanted the flowers to be 3 dimensional, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut 5 flowers placing Glue Dots between the flower layers for a little dimension.
Some Robin's Nest Dew Drops finished off the centers of each flower. I used Claudine Hellmuth Gesso to adhere torn strips of book paper to the canvas before spritzing with Art Anthology Patience Colorations Spray. It dries very quickly and I was able to add color around the outside of the canvas using the Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool, with Ranger Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose.
I used Prima's Pocket Doll stamp, stamping her and the dress. Then I fussy cut the dress and redressed her before adding her to the canvas with foam adhesives for dimension.
I had some tiny stickers in my stash and used them to provide the phrase - "stop and smell the flowers" which I placed around my gal.
A close up of the gorgeous flowers.
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