Sunday, 10 March 2013

All Of A Swirl!

Hello folks, sorry about the title but I was a bit stumped for something to call it! I hope you're all having a great weekend and also Happy Mothers Day to everyone in the UK.
Today's post is all about Fashionable Stamping Challenges as we've had a bit of a change around and we have a fab new sponsor, the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft.  He is awarding a $20 voucher to his online shop for the lucky winner and you should take a look as he has a fabulous array of stamps in there, some of which I have and will be showing you very soon once I've had a chance to make something up with them.
The theme for this fortnight is Swirls and I'm continuing with my nature inspiration and have created a canvas.


I painted my canvas with spring green acrylic paint and then applied olive green paint through a stencil to make the swirly pattern.
I stamped the butterflies and daisies (both B Line Designs) with Memories Artprint Brown and coloured then with watercolour pencils. I then added touches of Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) to make the images pop.
I finished off with a sentiment stamp (Artistic Outpost) stamped with the brown ink, die cut with a Papermania die and inked with the lemon Distress ink.

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my canvas:
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Anything But A Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But A Card

19 comments:

  1. Hi Fliss...the yellow pops beautifully with the gorgeous green background! I love your choice of colours and the swirls really add movement and life to the canvas.
    Dot x

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  2. Fabulous swirls Fliss and gorgeous spring like colours.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  3. Beautiful, spring canvas Fliss ! Love the colours and the swirl background is fabulous ! Sue C x

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  4. Very pretty and springlike! Valerie

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  5. Wonderful, love the spring feeling.

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  6. Hi Fliss, Gorgeous canvas stunning and so fresh, it has brightened a gloomy and sleety Mother's Day. xx

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  7. Very pretty canvas, love those daisies

    Joan

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  8. Hi Fliss
    This is such a fresh creation.
    A beautiful burst of nature.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Hi Fliss. Sorry I've been absent for a while.
    This is a wonderfully fresh, spring like canvas. Gorgeous swirly background too.
    Hope you are now well.
    Juliaxx

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  10. Hi Fliss, beautiful canvas - love thefresh spring colours. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  11. Beautiful canvas Fliss, love the colours and quote.
    Yvonne x

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  12. Fliss, the pops of yellow are warming and stunning! Love the greenish background with the swirls! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

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  13. Love this Fliss. Makes me think of spring (oh, don't we need that!) Love how you've created that background. Hugs, Jenny x

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  14. LOVE your swirly card, full of butterflies!

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  15. Hi Fliss, Love the beautiful swirly background and such rich colours. Makes you think of warm summer days.
    Avril xx

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  16. Gorgeous canvas Fliss, beautiful fresh colours, I can just feel Spring is coming! What a fabulous make :). Have a lovely week, Joanna xx

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  17. Such lovely Spring colours - love the panel with the quote (as I said, one of my faves), and the butterflies are delicious!
    Alison x

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  18. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
    http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
    http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx