My piece - a 5 x 7" canvas - also includes one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen. My favorite book and movie is Pride and Prejudice. I used a wonderful stamp from B Line Designs entitled "Miranda" to represent Jane Austen. I had to stamp her on paper first and enlarged her onto card stock so that she would be better proportioned in the scene I created.
I also stamped B Line Designs book and inkwell onto scrap card stock, colored and cut them both out. I adhered some book text from the book Pride and Prejudice to the book and then glued the ink well over the text.
Now to finish the book. I added the words "Jane Austen" to the letter below the book. Then I adhered an embellishment I found in the bead department at my local craft store appropriately called "Pemberly" to the center of the book.
I prepared an art canvas by covering it with white gesso and letting it dry. Then I used Broken China Distress Paint and a baby wipe to add blue color to the canvas, dabbing the color on. Once dry, I used a stiff brush and white gesso to dab on "clouds".
I also added some Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the bottom of the canvas and at the base of the fence.
I stamped B Line Designs Manor fence twice onto tissue paper and adhered the image,- overlapping the two gates to create a wider one - using matte medium.
Now to add the pre stamped, cut and colored images to the canvas.
The book was adhered to the left of my lady's image. I stamped two swallows (B Line Designs Flying Friends Cube) onto scrap card stock, colored, cut out and adhered them to the left top of the canvas.
To finish, I added a piece of lace to the bottom of the canvas and then adhered a Beaded Strip border from B Line along the top of the lace.
I used Tim Holtz's Tiny Tattered Florals die to cut out some roses from a page from the Jane Austen book. I spritzed some Spiced Marmalade Spray Stain onto a craft sheet along with water to tone down the color a bit. The same was done with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain to color the leaves. Once dry, I rolled the roses and placed the roses and leaves on either side of the canvas bottom.
Once again the finished canvas:
This was definitely a fun art adventure! I can't wait to see what all of you create!