I started out with a 12 x 12 canvas and cut up several different sheets of card from Donna Salazar's Grandma's Garden and Trunk in the Attic. Some were square and some rectangular. Some larger and some smaller. This is how I started, I cut out my pieces and blended Brushed Corduroy DI around all the edges.
I used gel medium and put them all down onto my canvas. When dry I went around each edge with the Brushed Corduroy DM. I did not get any pictures, but all my sides are covered too. I then put gel medium over the whole thing in a matte finish.
The 3 big flowers are handmade with my Tim Holtz bigz Tattered Flowers Die. They were made with some patterned paper from my stash and colored with ripe persimmon DI to give them a little more color.
The leaves are from Memory Box called Lavish Branch. The doily is inked with Brushed Corduroy DI and there are some little screw head brads for the centers of the flowers.
That's it. I'm submitting this to Frilly and Funkie's Blooming Marvelous challenge for Feb. 2014.