A few months back my good friend, Gloria Stengel, launched her own challenge blog, called Crafters Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I don't know about you, but I certainly fit the "craft hoarder" description. You know, the oh so pretty paper you can't quite cut into, or those pretty flowers you might never find again!
Well, I have been wanting to play along so this week I created one last Easter decoration for my house to play along in the challenge. The challenge this week is to Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp!
Here is my Easter canvas. I start by painting a 8 x 8 canvas with gesso and with a pale aqua paint. After the paint dried, I used MFT's Scallops Stencil and a light molding paste to add some texture to the background. Once the molding paste had dried I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen to distress the background.
I went through my stash and just collected flowers, leaves, trinkets, the bird nest and eggs and just started to play until I came up with a combination I liked. The doily in the background is cut with the High Tea Doily Die-namics. and the sentiment is from the Easter Bunny Stamp Set.
Be sure to stop by the Crafters Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I can promise you that you will find LOTS of inspiration there!