Well, I got around to finishing it and wanted to share the end product with you! I took a few more pictures than I usually do, just to show you more of the details on this one. I brought the stick back with me from Washington DC (yes, really) and that was the finishing touch!
First I Mod Podged a sheet of the 12x12 paper to a canvas. Then I fussy cut out of a second sheet the three bird houses, the roses in the corner, and the hexagon shapes on the paper. I pop-dotted them onto the sheet on the canvas and added some pearl accents and some Prima flowers. I then printed off the poem on velum and adhered it to the sheet. I used Tim Holtz's bird cage die and bird, hung some crystals from the bird house, and glued my stick down.
I die cut the birds out of an old hymnal book and colored them with a Tim Holtz broken china colored ink pad. A small black pearl gives the bird an eye.
I had a lot of fun making this canvas, and because it is for me, I didn't stress like I usually do when giving it for a gift. I really love this poem and am glad I will have this for myself.
I am pretty happy with it - and am glad it is finally completed. Hope you feel it was worth the wait. (I'm sure many of you forgot about it...come on...you can be honest!)
Thanks for letting me share my canvas and taking an interest in my creations - it really means a lot to me.
Until next Tuesday -