Tuesday 9 July 2013

Summertime Canvas

Hello Everyone
I do hope you are getting a chance to enjoy this beautiful weather we are having at the moment it has been a long time coming after months of rain and my garden is bloomin Great!.   Which leads me onto today's post - my entry for the latest Indigo Blu Challenge Summertime .
 Now anyone that knows me will know that being a summer baby, birds, butterflies, flowers and just about anything to do with the summer and long hot sunny days is just up my street, so this canvas was a dream to do.

I used texture paste through a mask and then blended in three colours of acrylic paint to get some colour on the background.  Treasure gold picked up the detail of the texture paste.

I used the Indigo Blu Wild Meadow stamp mainly on all the canvas, using a contrasting darker turquoise acrylic paint to stamp the grasses and the swirls top and bottom, and also a little detail using sequin waste.  The top left hand corner was using Indigo Blu script stamp. White paint was then used over the Turquoise in some areas to add interest.

The top left hand corner started with a die-cut ring which was given a coat of texture paste and coloured with the paints.  It was then tickled with a little Treasure gold.

I stamped the butterfly onto stamping card and heat embossed it before colouring it in with my new Spectrum Noir pens, I have been practising hard with my blending techniques, and I think I am getting there.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set as before and this time it was stamped onto sticky backed canvas and edged in black to make it pop out. Top left also is a little piece of painted sequin waste.

 In the bottom right we have one of the beautiful metal leaves from Creative Expressions.  which compliments my hand made flower.  This flower was not my invention, I learnt how to do this from Lindsay Mason when I saw her demonstrating the technique last year.  I love the effect and the flowers are really strong once dried so great to ink up.

To give a bit more texture I added some cream lace pieces and to take your eye over to the bottom right hand corner.

In the bottom right hand corner I was going to use the tissue technique to stamp my dandelion clocks onto but instead I decided to stamp onto acetate and cut out.

More sequin waste at the bottom and you can just see where I have used my favourite mask at the moment the ivy leaf to add more texture paste.  I decided to leave this white to give a more subtle effect.

Here you get a closer look at the top right hand corner where I have added a die cut bird (which I am sure needs no description) and again I gave him a coat of texture paste and a tickle of treasure gold.

As you can see I decided yet again to take the photos in my back garden , and the sun was shining brightly so perfect for the theme.

As always, thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoy.
Mo x


  1. Gorgeous summery canvas and yes just loving this glorious weather.

  2. It is a wonderful canvas Mo, love the embossing, the gorgeous butterfly - beautifully coloured and the beautiful bird. Really sums up Summer so well......love it! Hugs, Anne x

  3. It's so light and ethereal - just lovely, Mo!
    Alison x

  4. Such a great canvas Mo. So delicate. Love the colour choices too. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Beautiful canvas Mo, everything about it says summer. Great attention to detail too. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 challenge. Good luck ....... Linda xx

  6. Great canvas, it has such a lovely summery feel!!