Friday, 8 May 2015

Flowery Canvas

Good Day All. Thank you for dropping by. I didn't stay up all night to watch the election results as the first thing they said was an exit poll had predicted what the number of members for each party would be. By 12.30 am I was fed-up of hearing about it and how right it had been so far, so I went to bed. Seems they were right by the looks of what is on television this morning. 

At Moo Mania and More the theme this time is Flowers and at Anything but Cute it is Vintage Garden

I made this canvas which fits in with both the challenges

Firstly I used a stencil and Grunge Paste on the canvas then I used various Rangers Distress crackle paint. It didn't seem to crackle at all but I did like the effect it achieved. I then sprayed it lightly with Cosmic Glitter Mist.

I added ribbon or paper flowers that I made and a few cut-outs from a box of oddments that people have sent to me. The centres of the large ribbon flowers are some beautiful buttons that my friend Rose sent to me--thank you Rose

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. oh, the canvas itself is so beautiful, love this texture. i often end up with Backgrounds where i don´t dare to add something;) not the Intention, but anyway... but i really love the way you are making flowers from ribbons, you did it so well!

  2. This is gorgeous Chrissie ! The background is amazing... I was up from 1 am till 4 am because a cat went through Sukie's cat flap and she was very very upset... So we watched the election results and had between us a whole hot cross bun loaf with lashes of butter... Needless to say I won't check my weight tomorrow !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  3. Your canvas is more than beautiful, just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More with this wonderful project! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Gorgeous Result, pity you had to cover that fabulous work with flowers but Iove flowers so will accept what you have made...it's gorgeous.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  5. WOW Chrissie!! This is just brilliant!! I really love your textured background! (odd about the texture paint??) I think you achieved great texture, even if it didn't crackle and I really love the colours you used! These are such great flowers, I love the combination of paper and cloth!! You really created a stunningly vintage garden, amazing!! I really appreciate your support and I am honoured to say Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  6. Beautiful, love the texture behind the flowers, the ribbons flowers are especially gorgeous. Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

  7. Wow, Chrissie, your canvas is gorgeous, love every detail.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. This CANVAS is a WOWSER Chrissie -... just gorgeous!
    Fantastic that you linked it to Moo Mania & More Challenges!
    Have a very happy weekend !

  9. That's absolutely beautiful. Such a variety of flowers. I love it.

  10. Wow! love the grungy textures on this canvas. The ribbon flowers are very clever too...

  11. Woow, what a fantastic combination of paper and cloth, Chrissie! Amazing texture, fabulous colors and such a beautiful flowers! Love your stunning canvas!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our Vintage Garden challenge!
    Branka xxx

  12. Gorgeous canvas Chrissie and the flowers all look super, especially the ribbon ones.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Those ribbon flowers really pop off the canvas! Your colors are so vibrant and bold. I wonder what happen with the crackle paint? Even without it this canvas is awesome sauce! And the texture is amazing!

    Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  14. A fantastic canvas, Chris. Texture is goorgeous and the flower embellishments beautiful.
    Have a happy weekend,
    hugs xx

  15. What a great take on our challenge! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute Vintage Garden Challenge!
    Hugs :)
    Samra DT

  16. Stunning canvas, Chrissie! Love all the beautiful flowers and the fabulous background textures.
    Hugs, Mar

  17. This is a fabulous canvas with lots of great texture on the background and fun, fun flowers. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  18. Can't bear to think about the election results... would far rather focus on your fantabulous canvas. The background texture is just amazing - even without the crackling! - and the fabric flowers are stunning - beautiful composition and colours too. Love it!
    Alison xx

  19. That background is just to die for... I love the colour and that amazing texture. The piece is just so fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute xx


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