Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Flowers on canvas

Good morning all 

Not so warm today as it was yesterday - in the sun in our garden it got up to 
over 45 c !!!

Too hot to be in the garden but a nice day to dry the washing. 

Thank you for your very kind comments about my work it really is appreciated and 
a great boost for me at this time. 

Not sure where the time is going .... so here is my project for today

I made this with Summer florals in mind 

Note how the paints shimmer in the light - hopefully you can see this - 
the colours change in the light 

Started with a white canvas board !!!

Covered it with black gesso and then started with my design. 

Using acrylic paints used the IndigoBlu laurel leaf stamps and stamped around the 
edges with different colours - waiting for the paints to dry and adding more 
colour and texture. 

Painted the now black canvas with shades of blue acrylic Dyna paints

First stamping with the leaves 

Stamped butterflies into the background 

For the flowers I used snippets from the front paper from IndigoBlu 
and die cut out the flowers using Tattered Lace dies. 

Added gold dots to the centers of the flowers.

Then stamped a butterfly onto paper and coloured in with the paints. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


I do seem to be in the mood for making projects with canvas at the moment

It is great fun. 

Have a go, if you have not tried it yet. 
What have you got to loose... nothing as you can always go over with gesso again 
and start again .... fantastic. 

Must go now - have a great day 

Crafty hugs 


  1. Love this Pen! And you might guess that you're really pushing me in the direction of having a go. I have all the ingredients, just not got the courage! :)

    But, as everyone says, you can always cover it with more Gesso and start over so no excuse for me really is there!


    Di xx

  2. Hi Pen what a beautiful canvas, love the background colour and the pretty flowers.
    Lovely and warm here too, most unusual!

    Hugs Erika. x

  3. Hello Pen, lovely to see that you have entered the IndigoBlu blog challenge "Summer Florals", Thank you.
    I love the way you have got the Laurel leaves framing the canvas. Good Luck xx Sue xx

  4. Very pretty canvas pen hugs xxx

  5. Such beautiful canvas! Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu :-)

  6. This is amazing so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  7. What a glorious Butterfly creation Pen and perfect for your theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining us this week.

    B x

  8. Hi Pen, I missed this beautiful canvas yesterday. What gorgeous colours. I really must have a go. Barbxx

  9. beautiful work Pen - really lovely result! Thanks for joining us at Indigo Blu and good luck! Hugs rachel x


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Crafty hugs Pen