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Believing in Tomorrow...

Happy Friday gang! 
In following along with our month long flower theme I have for you a beautiful garden accent piece.  This was made for a very special occasion and had to be kept secret until just the other day. 

This project was actually made with my dear Mom in mind for Mother's Day. 

Let's take a look at the process...

Find yourself a nice substrate.  I chose a large and heavy travertine paver.  I knew this would stand up to the rough Arizona heat and monsoon storms we have. You could also use a canvas  or add it to the cover of a pretty journal.    
You can see above that I lightly sketched my idea and added the quote from Audrey Hepburn.  
It reads; To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. 
My mother has a beautiful back yard with plantings, statues, art and wind chimes of all kinds.  
This is definitely someone who beleives in the beauty of tomorrow.
 Next, came the paint to bring the flowers to life. You can use most types of paints.  See the links below.   Just remember to seal your finished piece if it could be exposed to the elements. 

And, there it is, in it's new home near some early grape vines and a budding pencil cactus. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed! 

Paints of your choice

Dixie Belle Chalk Paint

Palette knife

Dixie Belle satin clear sealer

Canvas Board

Square Coaster Book

Chipboard Book

Large Travertine or Ceramic Tile

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