Thursday, March 13, 2014

Angel with a pocket of wishes

I often find inspiration for my creations from music and today is one of those times.  My daughter introduced me to this inspirational song from Chantal Kreviazuk called "Weight of the World".  As soon as I heard it, I began to have images of this design developing in my head.  

It is a mix of patterned paper, paint, chalk, stencils, ink, watercolor pencils, lace, ribbon, metal wings, vellum, flower and swirly punches, a paper doily, sticky pearls, and washi tape.   

But my favorite element is this pocket.  Using the Linnie Blooms Canvas Flourish Pocket, I created polka dots with a watercolor pencil.  I covered the dots with Glossy Accents and let them dry.  The Glossy Accents moistened the dots, but also, once dry, acted as a resist for when I inked the whole pocket with Distress Stains.  I glued on some trim scraps (rik-rak, pom poms, and lace) and added a few blooms and a button. 

Inside this pocket, secret wishes...wishes for dumping the weight of the world and wishes for taking off flying.

Wishing for more crafty time today?  I hope your wish comes true!



  1. The song inspired you in a beautiful way. Your details on the pocket are just wonderful, blue and green are two of my favorite color combinations too. Great piece…thanks for sharing today Kelly!

  2. This is so sweet! I love the color choices and pattern you created on the pocket.

  3. A mega amount of work went into these projects and they are just fabulous... love all the detail in your girl! awesome work!

  4. LOVELOVE all the layers...the colors....ooooooooolala!!