Friday, March 16, 2012

A new canvas - Love, Prayer, Forgiveness

First let me introduce you to Courtney Walsh - she is an amazing writer, blogger, scrapper and all around awesome lady! She recently had a book published and asked some uber talented artists to create pieces inspired by her book 
A Sweethaven Summer. In turn, she asked her blog readers to create pieces inspired by those artists' pieces! (Well, that was hard to explain!) -  
Here is a link to Courtney's blog post all about it!
When I read the post on forgiveness it really spoke to my heart. The artist for the post is Tammy Tutterow whom I have followed for a while now because her work is completely amazing. Now, after reading her post, I admire her even more. I was so inspired by her story and just love the quote she used on her piece so I used the same quote on mine: 


H. Jackson Brown Jr, the author of Life's Little Instruction Book:
"Never forget the three powerful resources you always
have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness."  


 My canvas is 8"x8" covered first with vintage book paper, then patterned tissue paper by Hallmark. I scraped cornflower blue acrylic paint by Making Memories over the tissue paper with a credit card. The gorgeous green ferns are made with Delta Creative Texture Magic dimensional paint in Fern Green stippled through a Balzer Designs 6"x6" template called Mini Peacock Feathers by Crafters Workshop. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled it with Zing white embossing powder. The embossing powder kind of clumped up on the paint and wouldn't melt so didn't do what I expected but I like it! The bird cage is a Spellbinder's die, the bird stamp is by Close To My Heart, the ink is Staz-On, the paper is by Creative Memories, and I apologize that I do not know who the rub-ons are made by. Of course, there is a load of Mod Podge holding the whole thing together!

Here are some close-ups (you can click on the pictures to enlarge if you like)


There is still plenty of time to enter Courtney's challenge &
There are awesome prizes to be won both places so I hope you are inspired to join us! 
C'mon - go create! (after you leave me some blog love!)

12 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

WOW!! This is so, so amazing Teresa!! I love all of the great texture you created on your canvas and the bird image is so pretty!! Glad to see you posting it along for the challenge at FD!! :)

Michelle Gilmore said...
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Michelle Gilmore said...

Teresa, this is amazing! I love your colors and textures!

Pia S said...

What a lovely piece of art! Gorgeous! Love the colors and the text.

BrendaB said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the color and texture on this! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fab canvas, Teresa! I love how you wrapped the cage over the edge.

Sarah said...

Theresa this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I sooooo love the quote on it, it's fabulous and I love how the leaves turned out!

Joni Parker said...

Wow girl...this is amazing..!!! I'm glad you shared it with us...

Joni (FD DT)

clmk523 said...

Beautiful!

Sonia said...

Wow Teresa!!! Amazing Creation! thanks for your inspiration. LOVE it!
-Sony

Valonda said...

Lovely!!! You did a wonderful job.

Robin said...

LOVE the message...wow! And the canvas is gorgeous!!