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!


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

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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

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



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