Saturday, September 28, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 178 - Flower Power

Hey Friends-

This week at City Crafters, Char has a great challenge lined up for us!

She is asking us to use this photo for inspiration, and to add a minimum of 5 flowrs and use at least 2 different backgrounds, either mixed media or paper backgrounds.
Wow-pretty photo-and great challenge! So, I set to work, my wheels were turning, and I thought, this is the perfect time to use one of my Prima Doll stamps and canvas, that I have been wanting to do for a while now! So, here is what I ended up with!

I used "Echo Parks, Hello Summer" paper pad, along with a variety of flowers, some handmade, others from various companies. I added some texture with a stencil from "My Favorite Things," and texture paste, washi tape, brads, vintage crochet lace, doilies, felt leaves, tulle, and a Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp, by Julie Nutting. All of these elements were added to a 12x12 canvas frame.
Here are some close-ups of my girl, which I colored her skin and hair with my Copic markers, and paper pieced her clothing and added some tulle for a little extra fun between the layers of her skirt!

I made a little clay flower to attach to her headband and to the lace next to her feet! So much fun!

I had so much fun with this, and I love how it turned out! I never know what will happen when I start, as I just start tearing paper, and applying it to the canvas-no rhyme, no reason-just go for it, is my motto!
Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by-


  1. What an amazing canvas! ... Full of colour and so pretty ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  2. So stinkin cute!!! I have these stamps and havent used them yet. Great coloring :-) Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

  3. Thanks for playing our Flower Power challenge at CCCB, lovely job!



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