Hello everyone!

It's Krystal here on the Academy's blog today for the first time to share this beautiful piece with you for the October Challenge! I do hope you enjoy this piece and I look forward to bring you more inspiration in the future and getting to know each of you better!

I created this piece with the colors black, red, pink, and tan. I also added a bit of blue/turqouise to contrast the earthy toned colors. I was very inspired by the color combo as it was similar to a Prima Marketing Paper Pad that I have called Midnight Garden.

I cut some elements from the Midnight Garden Collection that I wanted to use, chose the flowers and other items that I wanted to add to my project. I used a few recycled elements from Dusty Attic chipboards as well.

So I started with a 5" x 5" flat canvas board and glued my recyclecd negatives from the dusty attic chipboards. I then added some handmade texture paste the the side with the negatives,  then covered the entire panel with Liquitex white gesso. I heat set. Then covered one side of the panel with black matte acryclic paints. I took one of my paper elements and glued it opposite of the side with the negative chipboard. I stamped a postal script stamp and a decorative flourish stamp with black archival ink in various places on my board. Then I used Lindy's Dark Chocolate Truffle and Ranger Color wash in Red Pepper and painted the entire panel on the negative chipboard side.

I then took my resin Wolf Fang Mold By Zuri Designs and my Prima Marketing Inc Winter Blooms Molds and hand painted all the details to match my layout. I also painted my chipboard pieces.

I began to assemble my elements in the composition I wanted them in. I distressed the edges of my Prima cut apart elements and proped them up on chipboard for more depth. I then added my wolf mold to a heart frame and placed it on the layout. I added matching flowers. I also added Finnabair wax in Vintage Gold and some microbeads to finish off the project. I also dry brushed some white gesso over the elements to make them pop a bit more. Then I decided to dye some yarn to match the layout to add to the "adventure" tag, then I added a small pink flower to the tag also.

I do hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it to bring you some amazing inspiration.

Much Love, Krystal

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