I also painted some Paper Artsy Smoothy card with Frescos in South Pacific, Beach Hut and Vintage Lace, the colours I intended to use on my canvas. When the Grunge Paste was dry I gave it a coat of Concrete as a background. I also made a shrink plastic version of the lady I was going to feature in triplicate on my canvas and coloured her with alcohol inks; glazed her with Glossy Accents and embellished her with a few gems and Treasure Gold edging.
Trying to ignore Daisy, I painted my canvas with my chosen Fresco colours: Baltic Blue round the edges, blending with water, as Carol had done into South Pacific and Mermaid. When this was dry I applied some Treasure Gold to the flowers with a tapered paper stump (Carol had used a dried out pen with Gilders' Paste, I think.) I then stuck on my stamped images with Dresden wings and crowns in place of the crackled ones on Carol's. I didn't have die-cut wings small enough to fit such a mini-canvas unfortunately, as I love CG and take any opportunity to use it!
I embossed 'Namaste' in black sparkle embossing powder onto some acetate as a greeting banner across the left-hand corner of the canvas. I also stuck some tiny gems into the centres of the grunge flowers.
I hope my friend isn't taking a look at the Paper Artsy blog, as this will spoil her surprise! But I wanted to post my blog to say 'Thank You' to Carol for the inspiration she has given this week with her lovely projects.