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


Dots Dabbles said...

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

Brenda Brown said...

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

Sue C said...

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

craftattack said...

Very pretty and springlike! Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the spring feeling.

Ephemera said...

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

Joan said...

Very pretty canvas, love those daisies


Anonymous said...

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

Julia S-W said...

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.

Claire said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Terry said...

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

Buttons said...

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

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your swirly card, full of butterflies!

Mrs.B said...

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

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

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

butterfly said...

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

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)