I would always say that my favourite themes were Paris, vintage dressmaking and vintage femmes but now I would say that emerging as a firm favourite is nature.
Crafty Individuals have a beautiful selection of tree stamps both realistic in style and slightly more whimsical, I definitely lean towards the realistic style as my choice.
In the U.K, Mother Nature seems to be rather upset, causing devastation from either storm force winds or torrential rainfall, creating floodwater of the likes where streets are turned into canals and a dinghy used instead of a car, with people rooting through their damaged possessions desperately trying to salvage anything and all other belongings being turfed out onto pavements. How is it that nature can be so devastating yet the flip side is the beauty. It is the quiet beauty of an early crisp frosty morning I was aiming to capture in this canvas panel.
This is something I made over one month ago, when I had metallic paint/sprays out for Christmas/festive cards/tags/gifts, etc.
It all started because of some mop up paper. I had a sheet of re-cycled white packing paper to protect my surface when working with paints/sprays. The photographs don’t do the paper justice! In fact, it was so pretty I really didn’t want to use it especially as I knew I couldn’t re-create it. It had become quite wrinkled
and I know, I could have ironed it but what’s a few wrinkles between friends! With the tree stamp being so detailed it obviously meant an imperfect stamped image but I’m happy to roll with that especially as it adds a lovely texture to the panel and enhances the naturalistic feel.
All the paints/sprays are metallics but that hasn’t translated in the photographs.
Hand-made paper and tree bark, misted to give the impression of a frosty morning with a That’s Crafty greyboard snowflake shimmering with pasteand barely to be seen, a cluster of stars. This star stencil is one of my favourites from the That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil range.Whispers in the winter wind.
(Crafty Individuals CI-209 is the Elements stamp set used on this canvas panel.)
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and to those of you who took such trouble to answer the question in a recent post. I will be acknowledging your words, many thanks.
Have a lovely week and wherever you are in the world, I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you!