Now this is a different color palate than I am used to using, so it was certainly a challenge. Once I found this paper with the quote in paper stack I had in my stash, the rest fell into place. I loved that the black background reminded me of the night sky in the above picture. In the same stack there was a bright pattern piece that had all the above colors. I tore the parts of the black to shine through. I sealed with multi-medium matte. I love the look of brush strokes.
Now for the fireworks. I wanted to give the feel of the bright colors in the dark sky to my page without doing an actual firework image. So I decided that one my favorite techniques right now would come into play - paint splatters. I watered down acrylic paints in each color and splattered. I had to pull back a little or there would be no white left in the lettering.
The little girl was cut from an old photo. I made a little crown with a mica and perfect pearl top. Then I tinted her dress with a distress marker.
To finish off the little canvas I added flowers, ticket stubs, and inked around the edges with magenta Pan Pastel.