Dreams of Spring Collage

Amazingly, Spring is right around the corner now. Yay! And the gals over at the 3 Muses Challenge Blog have chosen "Spring" as the theme for this week's challenge. So my Dreams of Spring Collage is my entry into that challenge.

Dreams of Spring Fairy Art

I started with a plain piece of chipboard that I painted with a buttermilk yellow acrylic. Then I used Tim Holtz' Tattered Rose Crackle Paint on top of that to give the base some texture, and I distressed the edges a bit with ink as well.

Since flowers and fairies are always what comes to my mind when I think of Spring, I chose a vintage photo of a fairy girl for my subject. She looks like she's dreaming of something, with that faraway look in her eyes, so maybe it's Spring? I added a glittery crown and rhinestone gem to her head, and an extra rhinestone gem to the sash of her dress.  Then I added some white lace trim and pink satin ribbon to the bottom of the image, and embellished that with some pink stain roses. And the last step was just to add some alphas to spell out Dreams of Spring.