The embossed background was created using Sheena Douglass' Water Lilies A4 embossing folder from the A Little Bit Oriental range and makes me think of the lotus flower, which in turn made me want to choose a quotation that reflects inner peace or spirituality.
I mounted the embossed background onto some glossy black card and was going to attach the finished panel to the front of a 6"x6" card but as I looked at it and tried to imagine who I would send it to I decided that it would make a good piece of wall art. An 8"x8" frame and some papers from the A Little Bit Oriental range and this is what I ended up with:
The frame had already been painted blue for a different project. I thought of painting it black but then realised that I don't actually have any black paint! The blue that is visible on the inside of the frame matches the blue of the koi carp paper that the panel is backed onto so it's not too bad....
Having cut the floral paper and stuck it to the frame I gave everything a good coat of Spray and Shine. The main panel was stuck to the backing paper with Stick and Spray so that it can be removed and replaced with panels using images from the A Little Bit Oriental stamp range. I'm thinking of doing one panel using the koi carp and another using the tree.
So here it is, my entry into April's Floral Challenge over at Crafter's Companion's Facebook page. The challenge is open until 30th April so there's still time to enter.