Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Smell the flowers

An 8 x 8 inch canvas is  my project for the new challenge that begins today over at Try it on Tuesdays
The theme is ' Collage with a twist',  and it  must include some  script.

The base of my canvas is a rather busy collage.
Layers of spray paints over masks.
There is even a hand ready to pick the flowers.
I used some grunge paste through a mask at the top right corner. Leaving the mask in place till it was almost dry and then brushing with mica powders.
Next a bit of stamping, mainly Stampers Anonymous stamps on the background.
The final paint spray I used was  a Sprinkys colour-'Antique'  from Inkylicious., this added more depth to the colours I think.

On to adding a bit more interest in the way of some Jofy flowers [Paper Artsy].
 I have realy enjoyed using these stamps, the added bonus this time was that they already were printed with some writing.
I used distress inks to colour the flowers , spiced marmalade and mustard seed..
A little corrogated card was coloured picket fence and the flowers fussy cut before adding to the background .

I will be joining the fun at these challenges as well--
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which is Ode to Sunshine.
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts4eternity -Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.


  1. This is just lovely and I enjoyed reading how you made it very much, that's a terrific background.

  2. Wow Yvonne, amazing background! The JOFYs look fantastic, love their colours! Great little canvas, so much to discover!!

  3. Beautiful canvas, love those flowers, too! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Beautiful Van Gogh effect with your flowers. Lovely canvas! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

  5. This is absolutely stunning, Yvonne - your background is amazing, and the bouquet of JOFYs looks so wonderful - fantastic canvas.
    Alison x

  6. Gorgeous! I love the layers and textures. A beautiful canvas!

  7. Fab canvas Yvonne - loads of lovely detail. x

  8. lovely canvas Yvonne, so loving these stamps

  9. What a fab texture background, Yvonne!

    I love the "transparent" feel of your canvas....you have created a lot of depth there! Wonderful!

    Claudia x

  10. Lovely project, Yvonne...

    xxx Ellie xxx

  11. Hi Yvonne, Great canvas, and such a fabulous background and colour for your Jofy's.
    Avril xx

  12. Great collage, I like the busy background and those brightly coloured flowers are amazing.
    Jean x

  13. What an interesting background for your lovely flowers! Very pretty and I do love that texture! Have fun!

  14. Wow, that's a fantastic collage, great images and texture.

  15. Fantastic background and love all of the wonderful colours on this piece

    Chrissie x

  16. Gorgeous canvas, love the layering and micas, etc! Fabulous work! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  17. Amazing canvas! Great colors and makes me happy looking at it.

  18. Hi
    Amazing creation!
    The base alone is so pretty and with so much of interest and such beautiful use of colour.

  19. Gorgeous canvas, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

  20. What a wonderful canvas ! love it :)
    Von ♥

  21. Congratulations on your Simon Says Win $50 voucher! Awesome canvas and prize well deserved.

  22. Hi MeggyMay! Love your entry into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the Ode to Sunshine theme. I also would like to say CONGRATULATION on being our lucky $50.00 credit voucher winner! <3 Candy