Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Floral Canvas

Morning everyone, hope it's sunny where you are as we have sunshine here although it's still cold.
I'm here with my entry for the latest Play Date Cafe challenge which also has lovely sunny colours
I've chosen to make a canvas (really loving doing these at the moment) to showcase the best photo of my dear Mum who is no longer with us except in our hearts and memories. As it's Mother's Day here on Sunday, I thought it the ideal time to make something to remember her and as she loved Spring with the lovely daffodils and pansies, I've used pressed flowers in my creation.
I painted a canvas board with several coats of lemon yellow acrylic paint and then stamped on some flourishes in white and deep yellow acrylic paint to add texture.
I printed out the photo and cut it out leaving a deep border. I then put this on a mat of black to leave a narrow border.
I glued pressed pansies all round the photo first as the flowers are quite translucent and it helps to layer them up a bit. I then glued on daisies, violas and so on to frame my photo. Slight artistic licence on the colours here as working with natural materials meant a tiny bit of green and purple crept in lol.
To finish the canvas, I added a butterfly cut from my trusty vintage book of butterfly illustrations, one of the best bargains I've ever found as it cost me £2.50 for 300 illustrations!
I'm also going to enter this in the current Simon Says challenge as they want Mother's Day or Girly creations and are trying to get over 400 entries. Hope this is OK for it.


brenda said...

Hi Fliss

What a beautiful piece of artwork adn a wonderful tribute to your Mum.

The colours are so fresh at at leat make us think of spring even if it is still cold.

And than's for the inspiration, I bought some canvas's weeks ago but yet to get to grips with them, but as soon as I shift this cold think I am going to play.

B x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning wondeful flowers your mum would be so proud such a fitting tribute hugs cheryl xxxx

Sally H said...

What a wonderful idea and a beautiful tribute! Thanks for the inspiration. I might just do something like this with the photo of my Mum. Hope you don't mind me saying, you look very much like your Mum, Fliss. Treasure those memories, hun x

Anonymous said...

Your canvas is stunning Fliss! A lovely setting for your mum's photo! xx

June said...

Gorgeous work Fliss. its a beautiful tribute to your mum. Thanks for pointing me to the challenge as well. you are an angel
hugs June xxxx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Hi Fliss, I love the canvas it's just perfect for mothers day. Thanks for the message, I'd love to meet up. We'll have to sort something out.

Luv Dee xxx