Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunshine and Butterflies

The weather has been bitterly cold here and when I saw the challenge at   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  was the letter "B" I knew I wanted to create a summery canvas with some butterflies floating in a summery scene. 
I had started a burlap canvas awhile ago and had set it aside.  This was the perfect backdrop to create my summery scene.

 I painted a coat of gesso added some texture wit the embossing pasted and stencil.  I misted a combination of yellow, orange and purple.  

I created a mix of tissue paper grass, stems and flowers by misting the tissue paper.  I stamped words on the tissue paper for the flowers and tore petals.  I added seed beads to the middle of the flowers.

 Product:  Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces Tissue Paper, Stampers Anonymous - Butterfly, Prima Honeycomb Stencil , Wendy Vecchi - White Embossing Paste, Ranger Distress Sprays - Mustard Seed , Dried Marigold, Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Ranger Archival Ink - BlackStampers Anonymous -Perspective

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  1. Beautiful work of art Suzanne! The butterflies look wonderful fluttering about! Those flowers are so pretty! The beaded detail looks wonderful!

  2. Absolutely lovely texture Suzz! I love the design!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. I wondered how you made those flowers! They're beautiful!
    A lovely Summery fresh canvas. I needed that sunshine today. :)

  4. So beautiful canvas! Love love love the flowers and the textures! Barbarayaya

  5. this is gorgeous-love all the textural elements!

  6. I love the bits with text and the wonderful dots, especially! TFS!

  7. Wonderful canvas, hope our butterflies arrive soon!

  8. Gorgeous canvas which captures the beauty of a summer's day perfectly, it's so beautiful Suzz! :)

  9. This fabulous piece made me actually feel WARM when I looked at it! Love how you conveyed the emotion so perfectly and as always, clever techniques were involved here. I especially love the flower petals.

  10. Glorious, Suzz - the sunshine glows out of this canvas and, like Andrea, I love those petals.
    Alison xx

  11. Such a wonderful canvas, Suzz! Love the flowers! Hugs, Sandra

  12. Fabulous textures!! This is beautiful and sunny and warm. Love it.


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