Friday, April 1, 2011

Gecko Galz for April - a tribute to my Mother

I know that this is a bit early for Mother's Day but really everyday is Mother's Day -

I used Gecko Galz Tudor Rose Hampton Court paper and M is for Mother ephemera. I created the base by scrunching tissue paper and then layering it on cardstock and painting with gesso. After it dried, I sprayed it with Glimmer mists that sort of continued the look of the Gecko Galz paper. I cut out the ephemera and layered it along with Prima flowers around a photograph of my mother and me.

Next week I will be taking a 4-day watercolor workshop from Janet Rogers, a national teacher and painter. I am so so excited!!!! I have scheduled some posts as I know that I will be exhausted every evening.

Hope you have a fun April Fool's Day and a great weekend!

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Chris! I love love love love that photo, the texture and all those GORGEOUS flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

kim c said...

oh that background is divine. how do you address warping?

enjoy your class next week!

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see what you make after your new class!! You are amazing! =)

Sandi said...

You are really amazing! I am looking forward to seeing what comes of your classes. My mom is gone but you inspire me to do a timely tribute...

EverydayMe said...

oh my this layout is beautiful... I love that background paper... and the flowers... but... wow this is so wonderful... and I too think Mother's day is every day... {{hugs}} Michelle

Gretchen said...

this is gorgeous!!

Gretchen said...

this is gorgeous!!

Sabr said...

this is stunning!