This canvas was done to enter the Swanstitch challenge over at Arty Inklings a few twitter buddies were discussing it on Saturday morning and I thought the idea was a good one.
I started by trying to get the streaky background - easy when you don't want to, darned tricky when you do. I used dark blue paint at the top and gradually lightened it as I went down the canvas until I got to "ground" level where I added in green.
I then mixed Grunge paste with granite paint and using an acetate stencil I made from the Tim Holtz die - man with brolly, and used for the Roman Letters (I think) to look like the letters were raining down. Finally I stamped the sentiment from PaperArtsy set HPXT04.