Monday, 26 March 2012

"Love & Magic" Reverse Canvas
by Mistra Hoolahan

I sat down to create a  layout to share with you all on the weekend, and created a reverse canvas instead... as you do!  It's funny where your imagination and products will take you.  

I had collected a pack of the petals and a mix of roses, as well as some banana leaf fibre paper and that stunning piece of lace... all in those lovely seaglass, turquoise and white tones... my favourite, and then just played and ended up with another item to decorate my studio with!!
Then I adhered a few of the flat petals from the petal pack.  These are such a great quick grab item, 22 petals with different sizes, all in the some colour.  I used white here so that I could spray them with some colour.  I overlapped them and covered most of the background, leaving the fabulous banana leaf fibre to show through in places and then I sprayed with smooch spritz inks to get some amazing colour and shimmer happening
I tucked in some Dusty Attic Flourishes which were painted white and then covered with Fairy Dust Glitter... I love sparkle.
A little quote that means something to me... 
I hung a Dusty Attic Birdcage from the lace with some rusted old necklace chain, saves to hold onto those old bits of 'junk', they come in handy!
Ahhh where would we be without the beautiful Green Tara roses!  I have used 3cm, 2cm, 1.5cm and 1cm roses in White, Mint and the new Turquoise.   Some of them were sprayed with Ice Rink Smooch Spritz to give them just the right tonings {and shimmer} to match my background.

I hand painted this little bird I had in my stash with Smooch Ink to match, she was just right sitting with the flowers!
Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you.  Mis xo

Green Tara Products used:

Green Tara Banana Leaf Fibre, Moss

GreenTara  Roses, 3cm Turquoise, 2cm White and Mint, 1.5cm and 1cm White
Green Tara Petal Pack, White





  1. WOW WOW WOW Mistra. This is totally STUNNING. I am speechless. This is a true piece of art. You are one talented lady. So Beautiful.
    Cheers Di xoxo

  2. so gorgeous and wonderful :)

  3. ohhh so rich and full of emotion

  4. Such an amazing and wonderful colour combination to set off a stunning artsy creation.