Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I am really excited about this new year. I actually got my craft space completely organized. I will take some pics and try to show you soon.

I should have gotten this posted before the end of the December, as it was a Christmas present. This is another mixed media canvas. I have lots of pics. I hope you don't mind.
Background
The above background represents 3-4 layers of collage, paint and Gelatos. The vintage pictures came out of an old book that I picked up at a library sale. I altered the book into my first art journal, but saved some of my favourite pictures.
Flower embedded in handmade paper.
One of the papers I used in my collage was a handmade paper with flowers and leaves embedded into it. It was given to me a long time ago and I finally found the perfect use for it.
Vintage picture
This vintage bridal procession inspired the verse I later decided to use on this piece.
Vintage picture
You can see the red and blue Gelatos I used here. Once I caught the inspiration from the first picture, I decided this picture would represent Jesus with his bride, the Church.
Finished Canvas
Here is the finished canvas with verse and embellishments added. It didn't need much since the background was so rich and had those two vintage pictures.
A jeweled heart and a piece of tulle, covered in glitter, seemed like a good addition for this couple.

I printed and cut out the verse, accenting the edges and the fancy letter F with my gold gel pen.
Gold Gelato, smudged with my finger

Jeweled crown embellishment
Finished piece, taken at night.
Finished Canvas, taken in daylight.
I gave this canvas to a very dear friend for Christmas. I think she really liked it.

Happy New Year and may you be blessed with peace, prosperity and love in 2015.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

Links:
Through the Craft Room Door - Always anything goes
Not Just Cards - Always anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Everything goes
613 Avenue Creates - Anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes

6 comments:

Country Wife said...

Happy New Years

Penny said...

Wow, turned out beautifully! Love all the layers & colors; great design; and the added bling is perfection!
:^)
Hugs, Penny

Kat said...

Interesting mix media project, Teresa! Thanks so much for participating in our Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
Happy Crafty New Year!
Hugs, Kat DT

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Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful Teresa. Love the wording and the autumn hues.
Hugs
Desíre
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Cvetelina Borisova said...

Beautiful!Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Erin Stewart said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Erin xx