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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Springtime for ATP Exchange


Colours of Spring is the new challenge theme over at 
Annie our host this time  would like us to use a fresh colour palette and include flowers/birds.
Please pop over for all the details,  see what we made and find out how you could win a generous   £10 store voucher from our sponsors at the  Artist Trading Post.
I have highlighted the products  used,  that are available from the store.


I used a large Wooden Heart shape  [from a set of 3] as my base.

To add texture  I reached for a Tim Holtz stencil and my pot  of Paper Artsy  Grunge Paste.



I painted over the surface when it had dried out using 
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Vintage Lace, 
mixed with a little white Gesso.
On the left is how it looked after one coat
Adding a little random stamping with some old stamps.
I added another coat of paint  before the next stage.




To colour the heart I used .....
Prima Colour Bloom-Summer Sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Peeled Paint
Treasure Gold - Olive Bronze to add some highlights.




Now for my  additions,  using  Paper Artsy stamps., The flowers are from the Joffy  13 set
and are a favourite of mine to use.
The bird is from a new set--
 Lin Brown Eclectica 18
I used water colour paints for colouring and added a few small beads to the center  of the flowers.







This is  the last challenge at the Artist Trading Post Exchange,

Keep a look out for something new and exciting coming soon


Thank you for taking time to  stop by, the comments you leave me are always appreciated.

29 comments:

  1. Love your spring heart, really beautiful! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Gorgeous heart Yvonne! Love the textured background and the flowers look magnificent! Sue C x

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  3. What a fab spring heart Yvonne.. brings me hope for spring!
    xxx Susi

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  4. This is so beautiful and with such rich colours for the images you added to the wonderful background. It will look lovely hung up somewhere for sure

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Brilliant Yvonne, love the effect you've created on the heart.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Makes my heart go boing! Fab birdie and those colours brought a ray of sunshine :-) (it's grey here today!)

    Glad you like & don't recall seeing the pearl box.

    Sally

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  7. Absolutely lovely art piece, Yvonne.
    Hugs xx

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  8. Fabulous Yvonne, just love all the images and the lovely bright colours.
    Wendy xx

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  9. Fabulous Yvonne, just love all the images and the lovely bright colours.
    Wendy xx

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  10. I love the bird and flower images, they're very sweet, and the heart is gorgeous, love how you decorated it!!

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  11. Brilliant design, colours and everything the eye can see...xxxx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  12. Gorgeous Yvonne! Love your heart with all the wonderful metallics and your bird and flower are so much fun! Great project! hugs :)

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  13. This looks gorgeous. I like it even with out the bird and flowers.
    Great structure, great background

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  14. I love, love, love this piece. The heart is fabulous with the texture and stamping. I think the bird and flowers are so bright and cheerful and certainly make me think of spring, which I hear is scheduled some time soon. I will believe it when I see it since we still have 2 feet of accumulated snow on the lawn and pile of almost 8 feet on either side of the driveway.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  15. I love hearts and the little birdie is so cute!
    Hugz, Z

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  16. A gorgeous project for our Springtime challenge Yvonne :-) I love your textured heart and the fabulous flower and bird.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  17. Fabulous spring time project, I love the way you decorated the heart, and the flowers and bird certainly make me think of spring.
    Jean x

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  18. Love this springtime heart and all that great texture! The bird and flowers just rock!

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  19. A gorgeous spring time project Yvonne love the bird:)
    Val x

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  20. This heart is gorgeous, Yvonne! Love the bird, flowers and the fabulous background.
    Hugs, Mar

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  21. This is so spring, love that bird with sunshine flowers but the heart background could be a piece on its own...it's just gorgeous Yvonne! Ruth xx

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  22. This is so spring, love that bird with sunshine flowers but the heart background could be a piece on its own...it's just gorgeous Yvonne! Ruth xx

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  23. So pretty Yvonne, this is lovely. Nikki xx

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  24. This is so sweet...I love the hearts at the background and the sweet bird. Nice piece of work.
    xxx Plony

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  25. Love this, great textures and colour. Flowers and that little bird look fab.
    Avril xx

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  26. Love this, great textures and colour. Flowers and that little bird look fab.
    Avril xx

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  27. Amazing tag. Fabulous the background textures and colours, love thel bright colurs Lin and Jofy's images. xxx

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  28. Amazing inspirational piece Yvonne and what a wowser you are at fussy cutting. Gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  29. Fabulous texture and lovely colours on the heart, and how cute is that sunny sunshine bird?! Lovely!
    Alison xx

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