Flight of Fancy Canvas

My 8×10 canvas for the March More Than Words Main Challenge! Fantasy + Wings

This month the main challenge over on the More Than Words Blog was to be inspired by “Fantasy & Wings.” For me, fantasy always makes me think of fairies. If it’s fantasy, there’s going to be some kind of fae involved! This month I also had pastes on my mind, and I happen to have a nice set of Finnabair’s Fantasy Rust Effect Paste…which goes with the fact that I also love using purple, teal (turquoise), and blue together…especially with fantasy!

I may not have had a fairy that I could get to “fit” on this canvas, and I have a few different chipboard fairies, I did have a handy-dandy fairy door from Creative Embellishments! I also happened to have the Astral Pink Butterflies from ReneaBouquets, and the color on them is

just beautiful…and perfect for my piece!

More Than Words Main Challenge – March 2019

I love the cells that the paint pour created along this edge!
Baked Texture – Patina Oxide on the door & Ancient Amber on the leafy frame!
I love, love, LOVE these butterflies … I think I may need to make a stockpile!

**For the record – no, everything wasn’t dry yet, I was running out of month!!**


  • ReneaBouquets
  • Astrial Pink Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies
  • Teal Shard Glitter Glass
  • Gold Glitter Glass
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Fairy Door (Set 1)
    • Leafy Vine Frame
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Rust Effect Paste
    • Purple
    • Turquoise
    • Powder Blue
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter Baked Texture
    • Ancient Amber
    • Patina Oxide
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dabber
  • Simply
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Mixing White
  • Master’s Touch
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Gold
  • Dina Wakley
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Eggplant
    • Peacock
  • Cell Creator
  • Liquitex Pouring Medium
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • 8×10 Canvas
    • Texture Pebbles
    • Feather Moulds
    • Cheesecloth

    Adventure – Mini Album

    Mini Album for the March Creative Embellishments Challenge!

    This months challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog was to “…be inspired by 1 element from the photo below (let us know what it is) and by this quote: ‘Every great adventure requires a first step.'”

    I was inspired by the color! I love using black and white…especially when I just happen to have some lovely black & white papers that need to be used!

    Inspiration photo for the March Creative Embellishments Challenge!
    For the album I cut a thick piece of chipboard to use as a spine with the Creative Embellishment’s 5-page Square Mini Album, and I just had to add the Stars In My Universe Frame (also from Creative Embellishments), with some Rocky Road Baked Texture on it, to the cover!
    Inside cover & page 1
    Pages 2 & 3

    Pages 4 & 5
    Pages 6 & 7
    Page 8 and inside back cover
    • Creative Embellishments
    • Square Mini Album
    • Stars In My Universe Frame
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Curio
    • Pen Holder
    • Cut Files: Tags & Tabs
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dauber
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide: Black Soot
  • Emerald Creek
    • Backed Texture
    • Rocky Road
  • Idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Stapler
  • 13@rts
    • Rose Fields
    • Natural Beauty
    • Letters to Rose
  • Aqua Flora
    • Shades of Black
  • Prima
    • Flirty Fleur Collection
    • Something Floral
    • Pretty Birds
    • So Lovely
  • Crate Paper
    • Maggie Holmes
    • Flourish
    • Charming
  • Hip Kit Club
    • Kim Watson
    • Amber Star
    • Sparkle
  • Pink Paislee
    • Paige Evans
    • Turn The Page 07
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Black Cardstock
  • American Crafts
    • White Cardstock
    • Thickers
    • Hello Joy
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop-A-Dile & Eyelets
  • Art Glitter
    • Adhesive
  • Simply White Gesso
  • Folk Art Chalkboard Paint
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Twine
    • Ribbon/Fiber
    • Black Pen (I’ve had for YEARS…I’m actually impressed it still worked!)


    “Transition” – My entry to the February Mixed Media Place Challenge
    When I first saw the challenge board for the February Mixed Media Place Challenge I was immediately drawn to the mushroom. I don’t know why, but I love mushrooms…artistically. For food I can tolerate them to an extent. A very small extent! (except the white ‘button’ mushrooms, those are just a big ol’ NO!). Okay, that’s all besides the point, so back to my canvas.
    I loved the color of the mushroom, and I am so over winter that I had no desire to do a winter themed project, but I also love the sepia of the top left photo, the close up of the water drop (I think that’s what it is) in the top center photo, and the color of the leaves of the top right photo. The mushroom and the three top photos were my main inspiration for my project. At first I had thought I would somehow use mushrooms, but after I did the paint pour I realized I needed something more. I don’t know how I came around to gears and rust paste, but it was something like this:
    “I like the sepia and gold leaves, they look old. Those leaves look metallic. Rust is old. I have rust pastes. I also have some gold wax…and some metal flowers…and I made a bunch of resin gears & butterflies to have on hand…”
    Basically, I think in run-on and/or incomplete sentences. The thoughts just go sometimes, and this time I went them!
    I added the cabochon’s because the white space needed something, but I didn’t need more color! (Plus, they are what I thought of with the top middle photo!)
    Mixed Media Place February Challenge Board (Feb. 19 – Mar. 19)


    • Creative Embellishments
    • Baby’s Breath Chipboard
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Rust Effect Paste
    • Brown, Red, and Gold Rust
  • Metallique Wax
    • Vintage Gold
    • Peacock
  • Mould
    • Mechanica
  • Heavy Body Gel
  • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Peacock
  • Cell Creator
  • Liquitex
    • Pouring Medium
  • Daler Rowney
    • Acrylic Colour
    • Mixing White
  • 7″x14″ Stretched Canvas
  • White Gesso
  • Master’s Touch
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Gold
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
  • Art N Glow
    • Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin
  • Amazing Cast Resin
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Cabochons
    • Metal/Filigree Flowers