Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Canvas Flowers


I wanted to join in with the current Fusion challenge after seeing this gorgeous inspiration photo:


I love the paper flowers, the colour scheme and the woodgrain background.  Instead of using the suggested sketch, I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.  Just tilt your head to one side.


I scored a piece of card then swooshed it with Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress inks to get my weatherboard background.  I cut the flowers from my supply of canvas using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die set.  It cut really cleanly but I scuffed the flowers up a little bit for a bit more dimension.  As I've used dry embossing, I'm entering it into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Emboss It.


And I've coloured the boards with ink, so I'm entering it into Seize The Birthday with toppings, colouring.


The stamps are from STAMPlorations Vignette Chevrons and Arrows.

24 comments:

  1. Wow that wood grain BG is simply amazing, loved the way you created it. Thank you for joining in the fun at Fusion :)

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  2. You swooshed that woodgrain? Wow, Shirley, it's so clever ... and the fabric flower is so delicious! Anita :)

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  3. Shirley - your background - pure genius! You are amazing - I just love your work - such beautiful cards one after the other!!!!!

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  4. Love everything about this card, Shirley! Jaw-dropping oodly artsy gorgeous!

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  5. Well, Shirley, I think you have mastered your dislike of sketches! Your background is to die for - it looks like a photo, it is so realistic! The canvas pale yellow bloom are the perfect touch!

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  6. YOU MADE THE WOODGRAIN PAPER!!!

    ...speechless...almost

    Absolutely stunning and absolutely without a doubt WINNER, WINNER, WINNER.

    Yep, "onelayercards" said it best...Jaw-dropping oodly artsy gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love, love, love your wood grain. It's stunning! I've never tried to cut anything but paper with my dies....guess I need to experiment....love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  8. Oh. My. Goodness. This is gorgeous!
    Love the way you've colored the woodgrain and the canvas flower is beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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  9. This is really stunning, Shirley! I love all of your details and the color combo is just beautiful!

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  10. Shirley, absolutely beautiful for the FUSION!!!

    Thanks for adding this to the gallery for us to be inspired!

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  11. Wow-- that woodgrain paper?! That's amazing, Shirley! I love, love, love this card!

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  12. Shirley your card is completely gorgeous. I LOOOve it!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Shirley! I love how you made your own woodgrain. Just wow. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It!

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  14. Gorgeous card ... love the design! Your are the master as making these weatherboard backgrounds. Loll xx

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  15. Oh my gosh - I LOVE your home made woodgrain! I have to write that down and try to do that!!! your bloom looks wonderful on it - and love the bit of black chevron behind it all!! Thanks so much for sharing this with Fusion this week!

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  16. Wow I thought the background was DSP, this is so clever Shirley and the fabric flower gives your card a lovely texture x

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  17. Wait. You made your distressed wood? I had to go take a second and third look, it's that good!! I was just impressed with the canvas flower and overall design. Then you told us about the wood ... holy smokes! And, btw, I think your card follows the Fusion sketch too if you shift some of the elemetns, especially with that horizontal element across the card. Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!

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  18. Oh la la...this card is all kinds of fabulous. I absolutely love all the subtle texture! So glad you could play with us at Fusion!

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  19. This is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  20. What a beautiful card, Shirley. And your fabric flower is just stunning. LOVE it. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and the CAS(E) this sketch. Hope to see you again.

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the colors and fab CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!

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  22. Congratulations on the Fusion HM honor, Shirley-Girley! Your beautiful work of art is so deserving! Hugs, Darnell

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