Saturday, 1 August 2015

Summer time canvas



Being the 1st August it is time for the launch of a new challenge at Country View Crafts.  Our theme, appropriately for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, is Summertime.

I didn't have much of a plan for this piece - well I did, but that didn't work so I just carried on playing. I started with a layer of pink paint - it looks orange as I added yellow later. I added random stamping and stencilling with both texture paste and paint until I was happy with my background.
I hand drew the little vase and painted it - adding some air dry clay flowers and words. A little treasure gold to highlight finished the piece.



Heaps of inspiration over at the CVC blog today - I will be heading over!
Nikki
xxx

12 comments:

  1. loving this Nikki - and I love it when a plan goes awry and turns out beautifully - gorgeous colours and textures - brill xx

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  2. Lovely summer canvas, great colours Nikki, hugs Debsxx

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  3. Love the colours Nikki and I always find the unplanned stuff always turns out extra fab anyway ;)
    Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Wonderful canvas Nikki, love the texture on your background and the vase and the clay flowers are so pretty with their touch of gold!

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  5. Love the texture and the warm sunshine glow of this, Nikki - a fabulous summertime make.
    Alison xx

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  6. So beautiful Nikki! Your palette is so sunny and warm, love those little flowers and your big sentiment! hugs :)

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  7. Message was right for me...also thinking 'Choose life" !!! Am getting out to smell dem roses today!!!
    Much love

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  8. Hi Nikki!! This is such a Happy and Fun summertime canvas! I love it!! It makes me smile just looking at this!! XOXO-Shari

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  9. Nikki, I almost said exactly what Shari said; it's just how this canvas makes me feel--happy and it's fun! Beautiful colors on your background and I love those air dry clay flowers for a very unique embellishment! Hugs!

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  10. This really is singing "Summertime" - love those little flowers! Chrisx

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  11. . What a gorgeous canvas...it love the textural elements!.Saw your DT work at country view and had to come have a look at all the details,its gorgeous !
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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