Monday, 2 April 2018

Blooming Marvellous ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your Easter weekend is going well. I have had this idea for a while and I finally got around to creating it and I am happy that I did and I am happy with the end result and here it is …

A 20cm square canvas
Lots of lovely depth and texture
All the yummy flowers and embellishments
All the lovely details

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Inky Mess Challenge #18 Mixed Media Anything Goes
you have no idea what you have started lovely ladies lol!
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Bloomin Marvellous in vintage muted pastel tones: I did add a little pink to the top of the roses as they were getting lost on the canvas
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#12 Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Spring into Action

For me this was a big step because it is a canvas that is bigger than I usually create and I think that’s why it has taken me so long to getting around to create it. I am comfortable with my usual 5” x 7” canvas but this one is 20cm square and it seemed so big at first lol! I know it’s quite good too because hubby was impressed and he thinks it’s beautiful too, if a little feminine, so I will try to create a more manly themed canvas next time. I need to purchase further 20cm square canvas panels lol!

I used the following items: a canvas, DecoArt Americana acrylic paint, a diamanté pin, Distress Oxide ink pads, ephemera, laser cut wooden butterfly and heart, Pebeo acrylic paints, Pebeo acrylic texture paste, Pebeo gesso, Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, Tim Holtz ink blending tool and foam, Tim Holtz stencil, vintage style seam binding, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers and leaves and Wild Orchid Crafts silk flowers.

A lot of different products and techniques, if you have any questions about how I created it then please ask and I’ll be happy to share. However I didn’t think it needed a full list or description as they are all techniques and products I have used many times before when I have shared my steps with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Tim Holtz THS077 Layering Stencil: Floral
Miscellaneous Tools:
Brayer; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife; ink blending tool & foam

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
20cm square canvas
Lemon craft: House of Roses Ephemera Collection
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress Oxide ink pads: Antique Linen; Worn Lipstick
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints
Pebeo acrylic paints: green; pink
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen
Wild Orchid Crafts: Roses; Leaves; Silk Flowers
Vintage Seam Binding: Camels Hair
Diamanté hat pin
Pebeo gesso
Pebeo texture paste
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Craftychris said...

A gorgeous canvas with lots of texture and some gorgeous elements! Love it! xxx

Sara Barker said...

Karen, I saw this in the gallery at Frilly and Funkie, and I had to pop in to tell you how BEAUTIFUL your canvas is! I love the soft colors, and that ephemera is so lovely (can you share who the maker is?). I see we both used the same stencil, but I love how you made your Florals two toned. Gorgeous make! And while I'm here, I want to thank you for playing along at Frilly and Funkie in our Bloomin' Marvelous challenge! (Which is just what THIS is!) Hugs!

Fliss said...

Such a pretty canvas Karen and love all the gorgeous embellishing on there.
Thanks for joining in with our Spring challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you luck.
Fliss DT x

Sara Barker said...

Karen, please forgive me! I meant to say thank you, too for playing along with our Treasure challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful canvas Karen with a beautiful design and elements. Thanks for taking the time to share it for our fourth birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey. Hugs Brenda xxx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Karen, this is such a stunning card. I love the flowers in a row like you did and the pretty colored stencil work. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey. Big hugs, Autumn

Jenny Marples said...

This really is a wonderful floral card Karen! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Teresa said...

Thankyou so much for joining the challenge at Country View Challenges - apologies for my lateness in commenting (it's been a crazy couple of weeks!!) Hope to see you again! Teresa DT xx