So I got out a few supplies and set out to get started. As I sat there looking at various papers and paints eating my Mary Jane candies it struck me. I can use all these wrappers for the background and then paint over them. Yay! I found a way to reuse all of the candy wrappers I end up with.
Here is a basic list of supplies.
5x7 canvas board
acrylic paint (various colors)
Heavy Gel Medium
micro glass beads
Matte gel fluid medium
Modge Podge Glossy for paper
White and Green card stock
Now my favorite, Molding Paste. I mixed some with a small amount of paint to get a light tan color. Then I used a painters spatula to apply it through the stencil just in a couple corners. Haphazardly really. I didn't want it to look perfect. I like it to all look a bit free form or unplanned. I let that dry overnight and then in the morning I smudged some of the darker paint on it to show off the texture a bit.
For the stem I just braided together two strands of yarn and one strand of ribbon. I braided it tight and I like the effect that it had. Before I cut it to the length I needed I used some glue on the spots where I was going to cut it and let it dry so that it wouldn't unravel when it was cut.
The Quote Garden .You can find quotes there for anything. I printed it out and cut it apart and glued it onto some green card stock. I glued that and the bee on. I used the quick dry glue for the quote and I used E600 glue for the bee. Last I glued on some of the same ribbon from the stem to the back to make a hanger for it.