Wednesday, 19 February 2014

GDT Spot at Country View Crafts for "Painty Pleasures"

Hi Everyone
Well I was lucky enough to receive the DT's special mention award for my entry into Decembers challenge "Bah Humbug" which you can see Here. I was then invited to guest design for their February challenge "Painty Pleasures"  which of course I said Yes to.
visit Country View challenge site Here
I started with a blank 8"x6" canvas board and lots of paint blues and greens(Paperartsy super fresco paints)  having first stenciled texture paste through Butterfly Meadow by Crafters Workshop and some random hearts  from a Heidi Swapp stencil. I then picked out the stencil parts and painted them to make them stand out. I then dribbled down turquoise dylusions spray and added, to tone it all down, vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks,
I added the hearts growing wildly amongst the field by making them with rusty wire, laying them onto painted book paper and filling with glossy accents, wait for them to dry and then cut out. 
The sentiment I just wrote myself as a thought of what the scene was saying to me
"Let your heart grow with the flowers and fly with the butterflies"
these words were printed from my PC cut out and stuck on.
 I really enjoyed getting painty with this one so why don't you pop over to 
CountryView Challenges and join in with February's painty fun. There is some fabulous inspiration pieces from the regular DT and other guest designers.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous! What could be nicer than hearts and butterflies and the sentiment you created is wonderful. Great colour choices too. Anne x

  2. lovethe idea behind your canvas and those hearts in wire are gorgeous!! What a great make and sentiment x trace x

  3. Congrats and perfect make for this challenge

    Sam xx

  4. Fabulous canvas Amanda love the dimension & texture! Have a great week hugs x

  5. Love this canvas, Amanda! I want to call it a "living" canvas because of all its color and richness and visible texture. It is truly a masterpiece!

  6. Beautiful, colourful and whimsical canvas art! Cheers, Shirleyx

  7. Just caught up with this at CVC, Amanda - what an absolute wow of a canvas... have left some love there too!
    Alison xx

  8. Congratulations on your GDT spot! I love the colours on this! love the hearts and flowers and that sentiment is FAB.U.LOUS!! keeleyxx


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