Sunday, March 31, 2013

Carpe Diem - Sieze the Day ♥

Hello Everyone!!!

Since I am officially on Spring Break, I sat in my craft room for a couple hours to craft my little heart out! I've been in sort of a funk because of so many things going on, but I snapped out of that blue funk and decided I wanted to alter another canvas.

One of my favorite quotes is Carpe Diem which is Latin for seize the day or seize the moment (depending on whom you ask). I first heard this watching Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society and I have never forgotten it. I wanted to do something incorporating that quote and decided altering a canvas would be ideal.

I started out with a blank 8 x 10 canvas like the one pictured below.

I tore different types of paper and adhered them to the canvas using mod podge. 

 I used turquoise acrylic paint and painted around the edges.

Next, I used Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut Stain) and went around the edges. I also spritzed some Glimmer Mist (Caribbean Blue) on the background collage.

I added a doily to the corner that was spritzed with Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist. I also used some Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist  and Santa Baby Glimmer Mist on the background.

I added some paper from KandCompany. I used a little Broken China distress ink on the sheet and distress the edges with Walnut Stain. I spritzed some bubble wrap with Sugar Maple and stamped in various sections of canvas. I took two wooden butterflies and painted them with the acrylic paint. I added some rhinestones and added some drips of glimmer mist. 

Here is the final project! I added some flowers I spritzed and some other embellishments. I think this turned out really beautiful and I'm very happy with it!!!!

I am totally looking forward to altering another canvas!

I hope you like my project and thank you for stopping by!!! ♥


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