Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Countryside Canvas

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a better day than me as I lost precious hours today after my washing machine decided to flood-the joys of a Dyson as when it works which is most of the time, it's fantastic, but when it goes wrong, it usually does it in the most spectacular manner!!! Just as well my washing machine is in an outside room as the amount of water was incredible. Fortunately, I think the cause was not the machine, but a blocked drain which is much easier to fix!
Anyway, enough of my woes and on to my latest creation which has been a work in progress for several weeks now and I finally finished it today just in time for this week's challenge at Lots to Do which is-a canvas! Here's my finished piece:

This came about because I fell in love with the new Crafty Individuals stamps and decided to make something a bit more permanent than a card. I recently bought some square canvas boards and wanted to make use of one, plus some Stampbord squares I've had for some time. The stamps are slightly smaller than the squares so I made a border with one of the border stamps which came free with my order (every time an order arrives Jean and Malcolm always include a generous amount of small free stamps!!). The stamped images were coloured with Distress inks and detail added with coloured pencils.
The canvas itself is painted with green and blue acrylic paints and sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist (my current favourite). I then stamped on some flowers and sprigs by Inkadinkado. The little butterflies are also by Crafty Individuals and were coloured with pencils.
Stamps Used:
Crafty Individuals CI-262, CI-263, CI-239
Inkadinkado 97623 Garden Delight


Anonymous said...

An absoluitely fabulous canvas Fliss! Love your colouring! Those stamps are divine aren't they? Olive vine is my favourite GM too! xx

Julie Ranae said...

Thanks so much for stopping by The Open Window and leaving such lovely comments...believe it or not, I have yet to see the original Office and I don't even watch the US version....

Now may I just say...this project is awesome...wonderful, WONDERFUL creation!

Fiona said...

Wow Fliss, what a sensational project. The colouring is fabulous and yes, the stamps are lovely. Can see why we haven't heard much from you lately!
Hope you get your washine machine sorted out.

Fiona x

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Fliss! I love it! I need to buy some more CI stamps now!

Hope Jacare said...

Fabbby Fliss - I love it! x

Cheryl said...

wow fliss hun this is totally brilliant love it such striking effects,with the stamped squares hugs cheryl xxxx

IsaNorris said...

This is STUNNING !!!! great work

Debby said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

crafty creations said...

Fliss this is truelly amazing - the colour, the layout, the images - everything - love it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Julie said...

This is fantastic Fliss!
I love those stamps, and all the details you've added.
Julie x