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Hiya, I'm a Mum (of 6) who loves paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....ink, paint, dies......in fact anything crafty lol and I share my work space ( and stash!) with my 15 year old daughter, Rebecca. Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Changing It Up!


Hi friends, happy Saturday! Hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend!
Well, my play with the Brushos yesterday was a bit of a disaster if I'm honest......let's just say I need lots more practise lol.......although it has left me with some lovely coloured fingernails!
It got me to thinking though........how often I go back to using techniques & colours I'm comfortable with.......so I decided to change it up a bit & go with colours that while I may use them separately I'd really go out of my comfort zone & use them all together!
I started with a 6x4 canvas primed with Gesso then built up the layers using acrylic paint, distress paint & a tester pot from Wilkos lol! I added interest with a stencil, a lid & an old credit card. The sentiment is my own......wish I'd stuck it on straight now but not to worry.......then lastly I added 3 flowers to pretty it up a bit........another make for Miss Rebecca's wall of canvas!
Thanks for popping by.......I'm off back to my desk.......see you soon!
xx

Don't forget, I have CANDY if you fancy entering!

challenges
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything creative/mixed media at Love to Create
use a stencil at Country View Crafts

18 comments:

  1. This is sooooo good Jo. Love the colours xx

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  2. It's a beauty Jo and you made it sound so easy! Beautiful! Barbxx

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  3. This is so beautiful Jo, your colours are wonderful and design too. I've not got into Brushos yet, I'm discovering the world of Starlights paint, Kate x 😊

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  4. This is brilliant Jo, those colours look fabulous together.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. I like the colours. Completely out of my comfort zone but it's good to see they look so good together. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Hi Jo this is gorgeous you should step out of your zone more often love it hope you're all well xx

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  7. This is adorable Jo!
    Valerija xx

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  8. This is fab Jo love the colours! hugs Sue x

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  9. Fabulous canvas Jo...the colour combo may be out of your comfort zone but they sure do look good together!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Chris
    x

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  10. Beautiful project!Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs
    Gintare DT
    http://fukiai-gv-art.blogspot.lt/

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  11. lovely work Jo - I really like the results of your play - its definitely good to go outside your comfort zone now and again. Thanks for joining us at countryview challenges too! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Fabulous canvas you have made Jo, love the colours, keep saying I`ll get some of these brushos, like you out of my comfort zone..
    Pam x

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  13. Fantastic canvas Jo love the colours

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  14. Love, love it!! Fab work and I think your sentiment is just perfect for anyone... also to me!! :D Love the colours, the circles and the brushed lines!! The flowers add a sweet touch!
    Great idea a wall of canvas! Miss Rebecca will have a fab wall!!
    Hugs my friend, I have bought some Brusho's too and I can wait to try... But I haven't use before, so I think my nails will be early as yours LOL :D
    Have a fab Sunday!!

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  15. This is fabulous, I love your bold colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

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  16. This is a gorgeous canvas, I love the colours together, they work really well. I've never tried creating on a canvas, find it a bit daunting to start with a blank area to fill but maybe give it a go soon.
    Lorraine

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  17. Really cool! Love the colours together and the sentiment is wonderful - I need to get out of my comfort zone more too! xxx

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