Hi everyone!! Lynne here, and today I have another spring time project for you. Well, this project would work year round, but the flowers scream spring!
Seeing these boys together, makes me smile. They are the very best of buddies, hence the title. I've had this 7 Gypsies Artist Tray in my stash for too long, begging to be altered. But I was waiting for the right combination of pictures, flowers and papers to inspire me. First thing it needed was a paint job; so gesso to the rescue, followed by a good coat of white paint. I then sanded the edges, and used a fan brush and some taupe colored paint to add a rustic touch.
Don't you just love the new Petaloo Flowers?! The Mini Garden Rosettes are so gorgeous!! But, I have to admit that the Anemones, are my absolute faves!!! They make my heart swoon!!
I was going to give the Creative Embellishments chippies, a coat of white paint, but while I was playing with placement, it occurred to me that leaving them bare, really highlighted every other element in my piece, while picking up on the colors in the handmade quilt behind the boys. And, it makes the chippies stand out even more. Sometimes, you just have to leave things naked!
Here's a view of the focal cluster, from the other side. The green and teal flowers are a perfect combination. I used both of the flourishes from the Vintage Flourish #3 set, and laid them on end, with opposing sides facing. Then I added the leaves from the Acorn Cluster, under my flowers. I think my taste in colors and color combinations are evolving, because normally I wouldn't mix white and cream together, but it worked beautifully here.
Look at that flower!! There is so much detail in the pistil....love, love, love!! And I couldn't resist adding a few mini butterflies here and there.
Hope you enjoyed!!
Creative Embellishments Supplies
7 Gypsies Artist Printer's Tray
White, Taupe and Lemon Grass Paint
Paper and Ephemera from Pretty Little Studio,
Becky Higgins, Jillibean Soup and Scraps
Donna Downey Canvas Flags, Prima Resin
Twine, Metal Corners, Charms and
Chipboard from my Stash