Saturday, 27 May 2017

Flower Power Challenge at Country View Crafts

It's my turn over at Country View Crafts Challenges.  The theme this month has been Flower Power... who doesn't love flowers, right?

For this challenge I have created a canvas for a very dear friend of mine, Dianne.  This is the finished canvas....

To create this I started by adding scraps of lace and chipboard to a blank canvas board.  I then added micro beads for extra texture.

Once this has dried I painted the whole canvas using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.

Here is a close up of the texture created by the micro beads.

Next, I added a layer of Deco Art Weathered Wood which I left to dry thoroughly before adding a different colour of Fresco paint (which in this case was Lake Wanaka)  It's at this stage you see the effect of the Weathered Wood.

I never tire of seeing this - it's like magic!! LOL!!

Once this was dry I started to embellish the canvas using photographs, flowers and metal embellishments.

I really enjoyed creating this, and it was more special because it is for a dear friend.

Here are some close ups of the embellishments.  Dianne always likes to look at my work and so I concealed some of the embellishments so that she could 'find' them.

One of the frames was chip board and the other was plastic.  I coated these in gesso and then added Classic Treasure Gold.  I love the vintage effect that this has created.

I also used lots of metal embellishments tucked away here and there.

So, there it is - my canvas for Dianne.  Beautiful photographs surrounded by lots of flowers in Dianne's favourite colours.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. 

If you haven't done so already there is still time to join in with the current challenge and be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher.

Thanks for looking.....


  1. fabulous canvas, I am sure Dianne will love it; there is so much to look at.

  2. Gorgeous make Miriam! I love the frames and the flower clusters. So many details...

  3. I absolutely LOVED it xx I especially loved the hidden embellishments 😊