here!! I am super happy with how it turned out as it is my first attempt at doing the Traci Bautista style of art. I used the hot glue stencils I made the other day - they were really fun to play with. I watched several of Traci's videos on line so I could get a feel for how she did her layers and what supplies she used. Most of the videos are in "quick mode" so I had to really pay attention to figure out what supplies she was using and how she was using her tools.
I started by creating my background on glossy photo paper. You can check below for more information. Once I was happy with it I found a bright piece of hand decorated paper in my stash and punched six ovals (SU) from different areas of it to get a variety of colours. I used a red stamp pad and a Making Memories magnetic alphabet set to add the words to the petals - life, thoughts, words, deeds, kindness, joy. I used a red gel pen to add a squiggly border to each petal. I created the flower center by layering a red scallop outline over a yellow scalloped circle and layered a C over it. The C was created by cutting two neighbouring circle Nestibilities out of yellow cardstock which created an O. I then trimmed out a section to create the C and added an outline filled with cross hatching using the red gel pen. I eventually added red watercolour pencil and used a wet brush to push it around to get a more solid shape. I hand lettered the rest of the letters to spell "Choose" and once it was dry I spritzed it with yellow ink spray. I hand cut the leaves and stem from a piece of green hand decorated paper and added some definition with a green watercolour pencil blending out the colour with a wet paintbrush. After positioning all the elements I glued the petals, stem and leaves in place using white glue in a fine tip applicator and added the flower center over them using a small square of 3D foam tape.