After all the scrapbook layouts I've done in the past few days, I was itching to do something a little different. Not that I don't love my scrapbooking, because I really do, but I felt the need to get messy with paint and other mediums.
Donna Downey to the rescue! Her 48 Weeks workshop continues to be a source of inspiration for me. And although I frequently don't have the supplies she uses, I actually really enjoy the fact that it forces me to be creative with the stuff I have on hand. (It's either that or spend hundreds of dollars I don't have; creativity wins every time).
This week's lesson was all about dimension and texture. She used some wide netting in her background, but the only thing I had was wide lace -- so I used that instead. The texture is much more subtle than hers, but it works for me. I also used slightly different colors than she did, opting to go with a bright, shimmery gold as one of my main colors. It looks so pretty combined with the shades of brown and green she recommended.
I used tissue paper instead of the antique script paper she used (to overlay the stems), and instead of stamping words on the finished piece, I used a stencil and modeling paste to get the words down.