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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Spring is in the Air


Well I can dream! It's been freezing hasn't it. We had hailstones yesterday. I really hope it warms up soon as my Sister has come over from the US for a holiday and last year it rained for nearly all of her stay and it doesn't look very promising this visit either.

I used the new Elizabeth Bennett indigo blu stamp for the focus of my canvas and like most things it ended up completely different from my initial idea!

I used various colours of matt emulsion and randomly painted and sponged onto the canvas and blended then I used a crafters workshop swirl template and sponged through paperartsy fresco finish in hey pesto. I added some texture with a couple of crafty individuals masks and TCW daisy cluster template.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, they are such a pleasure to read. I hope you all stay warm and manage a spot of crafting.

I am entering this for the following challenges


Take care and Happy Crafting XXX

26 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

So pretty Paula, you always design such beautiful pieces . This is the promise of spring to come with the lovely oil ours and images.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Deborah said...

So beautiful, Paula. I love the touches of texture - and isn't emulsion brilliant (and cheap)!

Paula Whittaker said...

Just beautiful x

Daniele said...

simply gorgeous Paula
hugs

Joanna said...

Beautiful.
Joanna

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunning!
Florence x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Paula,
wow this is stunning, so lovely touch of spring to this freezing time;-))m

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely stunning! Have a great visit with your sister.

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous!! It's cold here Paula. Hope your hubby is nearly finished with your crafty space building. Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Carol Q said...

beautiful.

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Paula, was ist das schön geworden.
Ich bin ganz verzaubert.

Sophie xx

Buttons said...

I ADORE this Paula!!! Love the masking/texture, your choice of colours and the stamping - it is SO spring like! and deserves the real thing to turn up now. Hugs, Jenny x

Dorthe said...

Paula, I will be with you in your beautiful dream, and sence the flowers and warmth from the sun. Such a beautiful collage, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Paula. I have been working with this stamp too and it is lush!

Lucy x

Maria said...

This is so beautiful! The colours are absolutely gorgeous and I love the texture, Definitely a reminder that spring is on the way (maybe?). I hope the weather is better for your sisters visit this time.

Take care
Maria xx

butterfly said...

Oh my word, Paula - this is absolutely sensational - what a complete wow of a canvas... the colours are just wonderful, and the EB stamp looks beautiful nested in amongst the textured border - wow!
Alison x

brenda said...

A really beautiful card using Elizabeth Bennett - it's one I just had to have as well.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Flonzcraft Vintage stamping Challenges.

B x

Patricia said...

I am so intrigued by altered art. This is beautiful! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Good luck!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Paula, I love the main image and all of the stamping you've added to frame it. I hope your sister is lucky with the weather ! Sue C x

Paper Profusion said...

Well you have indeed sprung Spring in blogland Paula! This is wonderful - I love your choice of images and colours. The texture paste work is fab too. Now if the great outdoors would just co-operate!! Nicola x

Chris Warner said...

Very pretty Paula, love the design work. Chris xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm back again and now I'm catching up... It's a wonderful piece of art, great spring feeling.

Terry said...

Beautiful Paula! Love the design and texture. Such a perfect project to welcome Spring!!! Hugs!

Almo said...

Beautiful canvas Paula. Love everything about this. Good Luck in the challenge Hugs Mo x

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow Paula, this is truly stunning, love all the layers and texture a realy work of art. I'm just catching up with some comments as I have had no broadband and a few family hiccups, everything back to normal now thankfully! Julia xxxx

Claire said...

Hi Paula, I'm just playing catch up. I love this canvas, that stamp is stunning and I love the fresh spring colours you've used. Hope the weather has improved for you,
Claire xx