Hello, my name is Lisa Hoel and I’m a lifelong craft lover. I’ve been ‘arting’ ever since I first picked up a crayon! Paper crafts have been my main focus for the past fifteen years or so and I love to make detailed, layered, textured, mixed-media type projects. I am not usually a clean and simple type artist. ;-) My background is in graphic design and I'm blessed to be married to the greatest guy in the world and have two dynamic boys.
I have created a home decor piece that shouts "Welcome Spring!" Spring hasn't quite reached us here in Idaho yet, but I am keeping my eyes peeled for signs of it outside. In the meantime I'm decorating inside with flowers, butterflies and bright colors. For this project, I cut my own arch shapes out of foam core board and applied a 'mega crackle' technique to them for texture. The panels inside were made with stencils and Distress Spray Stains as well as stamping.
I got the new Distress Ink Oxide pads for my birthday and I knew they were going to play a big role in this project! They are so beautiful and I'm looking forward to experimenting more with them. The flowers are comprised of layers of embossed and painted metal and Oxide distress. Fabulous! You can find a tutorial over on my blog.
* * *The bright flowers on this gorgeous project definitely make us think of spring and are so cheerful. As Lisa mentioned, she has a tutorial on her blog so check it out and then come on back and show us your creation to Welcome Spring. The challenge can be found here and is open until March 14th at 11:55 pm EST.