Saturday, 13 June 2015

Week 315 - Flower Power!

Good Morning!

Hello to you all and thankyou for popping in. 
 As always on a Saturday morning we have the launch of a new Allsorts Challenge and today is no exception.
Our lovely Team member Tracey has chosen a fabulous challenge for us all and I think it will be a very busy week -
She has asked us to show a project with the title -
Flower Power!
I am sure that we all can find something that we have made or are thinking of making with flowers on it and this is the project I have decided to show you -
We made this mini canvas in a class a couple of weeks ago and I thought then this will be ideal for this weeks Challenge.
As usual the photograph has not given it justice as there is so much detail on it.
I began by covering the canvas with Tim Holtz newspaper print tissue paper and then painted it with a mixture of acrylic paint and gesso.
In the background I have chosen to use a Tattered Lace die - Birdhouse row - I used smooth white cardstock and coloured some of the detail but left some white so they pop out nicely.
The bolder flowers are a mixture from several JOFY stamps from Paper Artsy and, as you know, these really are some of my favourite stamps.  I coloured these with pro-markers.
The canvas was  7" x 5" in size and this makes a lovely gift to anyone that you would like to give more than just a card.
We all enjoyed making these.
We are sponsoring this weeks Allsorts Challenge and if you are chosen as a winner you will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend on our website
You will also find all of the products that I have used in the project.
Do remember that all orders over £10 are p and p free!
Today is also our gorgeous Daughter Kate's 22nd birthday but she is spending the weekend in Ireland so we will be having some tea together on Tuesday when she gets home. She is rather partial to Guiness so I am sure she will find some there!
Happy Birthday Kate! xx
Later today Mark and I are travelling up to Preston and staying over ready for a demonstration day at the fabulous Inspirations - home of Hunkydory! so if you are in the area on Sunday please pop and see me - I don't get out and about too much now so it would be lovely to catch up with some friendly faces. The times for the demonstration are 11 until 3.30 pm.
Must close now and get my bits and pieces packed, I hope that you enjoy a lovely weekend whatever you decide to do and please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of todays project.
Also please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to check out my Team members projects - always a joy to see.
Thankyou so much for popping in,
bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Lovely creation JO.

    Have a fab time in Preston, very near to where I used to live, xxx

  2. This one ticks all my boxes Jo and I can imagine the lovely texture irl. Happy birthday to Kate as well.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. This is lovely Jo , I love it all and the way you have laid it out.
    Have a good time on your trip to Preston,

  4. Gorgeous card, lovely flowers!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  5. Hi Jo
    This is gorgeous, and I love the design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Its lovely Jo. I've never tried canvas, something to think about when I have time

  7. This is a lovey project Jo and as you say a nice alternative to a card for someone special. Enjoy your trip to Preston and Tea with Birthday girl on Tuesday xo