Good morning! We are already into March...March means spring right? Nope. Not here in Alaska. It means snow. At least this year it does. We had minimal snow all winter, but in the last couple weeks we have gotten about 2 feet of it. I don't mind though, I love the snow. It is so pretty, bright and sometimes, when the sun hits it just right, it sparkles like glitter.
I am ready for warm weather and pretty flowers, however. Which is the reason for the theme of the Reneabouquets March Spring Mood Board Challenge.
For the challenge inspiration, I made a mixed media canvas using aprox. one ton of Reneabouquets items. Seriously though, take a look at the long list at the bottom of this post!
Here is the Spring Mood Board for the March challenge.
I was inspired by the flowers and soft colors in the mood board. Which is why I used tons of Reneabouquets Mulberry Paper Flowers.
I have been wanting to do an altered paint brush for the longest time. Not sure why I waited so long to do it, but I sure love how it turned out on this canvas.
I used many Reneabouquets Beautiful Board pieces, glitter glass, pearls, and butterflies. Every item used from Reneabouquets gives this piece endless charm.
To make the soft colors, I painted over everything with gesso. I did a couple of layers to achieve the look that I wanted.
After the gesso had dried I placed the Beautiful Beads Coppered Teal Iridescent Pearls on the canvas. I love these pearls! They are even more gorgeous in person than they are in the picture.
I was able to create lots of yummy textures on my canvas by using stencils, Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and sand. I simply mixed sand straight into the Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and then used the Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife Set
to spread the mixture over the stencil.
The little dots you see here are made out of hot glue. Genius right?!? Yep, that was my 6 year olds idea. She is an artist herself. I love that she enjoys helping me with my projects.
Please come and join us in this fun Spring Mood Board challenge! You can find the event HERE in the Reneabouquets Facebook group. The random winner will receive this prize package...
1. Create a project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the Reneabouquets.com store or the Renebouquets Etsy Shop
2. Your project can be any style.
3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets March Spring Mood Board 2018 themed Facebook challenge event by March 28, 2018.
4. Check back in the event post March 30, 2018 to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on an unedited video to ensure fairness)
5. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International
6. Have fun!
Reneabouquets items used...
Beautiful Board Small Lacy Heart Frame
Beautiful Board Quilling Flourishes
Beautiful Board Tiny Victorian Scroll Pattern
Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Skeleton Leaf
Beautiful Board Small Quilling Leaves
Beautiful Board Sweet Tweets
Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Shabby Hearts
Beautiful Board Small Elegant Accents
Beautiful Board Beautiful Bit Bricks
Beautiful Board Small Brick Elements
Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace
Sweet As Candy Glitter Glass Butterflies
Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Bricked
Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife Set
Beautiful Beads Coppered Teal Iridescent Pearls
Teal Chunky Glitter Glass
Tiny Treasures to the Uranusi And Back Glitter Glass Dragonflies
Winter White Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers Set
Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses Leaves Set
Teal and White Roses Leaves Mulberry Flowers
Winter Berry Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers
You can find Reneabouquets here...
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop
Reneabouquets Facebook Page