Monday, 29 April 2013

A Secret Garden Canvas

Hello folks, hoping that you all had a lovely weekend with some sunshine as we did - it really was sunny Sussex for once!
The only slight down point was that I had to take advantage of the weather to get my washing out of the way after months of having to stick it in the dryer.
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and the theme this week is Anything But A Card so there are loads of things you could create - just take a look at the Design Team line up for some inspiration.
I decided to finish off a box canvas which I started a few weeks back but couldn't finish at the time as I couldn't make anything work. I hope you like the finally finished version and here it is.


I painted the canvas with aqua acrylic paint and then used a Prima stencil with red and gold paints to add a pattern round the outside. I then swiped gold paint around the edges.
I stamped the bird (Paper Artsy Hot Pick HP1005) with Black Soot Distress ink and embossed with clear powder and cut him out.
I added him to the canvas with a variety of paper flowers with pearls added to the centres. I then stamped the flourish from the set with Fired Brick Distress ink, stamping several times without re-inking and stamped the text on with Memories black ink. I trimmed this to a panel and added it to the canvas to finish off.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my canvas:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things With Wings
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous canvas Fliss everything flows with perfection.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  2. It's gorgeous, Fliss. I love that vibrant blue.

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  3. Gorgeous little canvas! Valerie

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  4. Love your 'Secret Garden' canvas, Fliss - love the blue background and the stamping frames the little birdie perfectly.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  5. loving your secret garden canvas Fliss, x

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  6. A wonderful card in great colors.

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  7. Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectic girlies. Hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu (Owner)

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  8. Love your canvas Fliss, it's such a pretty colour scheme and the flowers are gorgeous. Chris x

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  9. This is just so beautiful and smacks of spring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  10. Such a sweet canvas Fliss with beautiful flowers.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  11. Lovely canvas Fliss ,i love the colours you have chosen x

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  12. Wow this is stunning and such beautiful bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellpu this week. - Andria , EE, DT.

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  13. Hi Fliss, what a fabulous "bunch" of flowers on this fab canvas. Glad it worked out in the end :)
    Suzi B xx

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  14. Hi Fliss,
    your canvas is lovely and uses one of my favourite stamp sets,
    Rosie x

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  15. What a lovely canvas - the bird is a fabulous image, and those flowers look fab!
    Alison x

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  16. Hi Fliss - this is gorgeous - beautiful colours too - Jacqueline xx

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  17. Very pretty, Fliss! Love the secret garden canvas and that birdie! Enjoy the day!

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  18. Oh my Fliss, what a fabulous little work of art. Some gorgeous detail!

    Thank you for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Dream Valley

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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