Monday, March 13, 2017

Simon Says: Make Your Own Flowers on the Monday Challenge

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week we are challenging you to make your own

Handmade Flowers

you can of course use die cut flowers, stamped and cut flowers, or maybe you have other ideas! Whatever you make we will be looking forward to seeing your beautiful blooms
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I painted some Mixed Media Cardstock with Bubble Gum, Orchid, Snowflake, Zucchini and Caribbean Sea Paper Artsy paints and then die cut the flowers and leaves using the Single Roses Dies.

I used Gesso to prime the canvas and then used a variety of paints, inks and stamps to create the background, I even added some TH Tissue wrap, but this ended up being covered over.  I really have no idea of how the finished canvas will look, it is more of a 'keep going until I like it' kind of approach ;-) 

Once I was happy with the basic background I then added texture with pasted and die cuts. 

I have to say I really love how this has turned out. I think this is quite spring like and I am now intending to do a canvas for each season during the year :-) 

artsy close up angle ;-)

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Linda Kunsman said...

this is such a pretty canvas and color combination-love it! And I think a canvas for each season is a fab idea!

Macarena said...

What a clever ide aof making flowers. I love the soft pink placed on the dark and deep blue background. That was brave and turned out fantastic. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

I love your pink roses and the background is so pretty, Lols. Love the colors and whole design.

Cathie ♥

Tracy Freeman said...

It is lovely Lols, love all the texture and all those roses look fantastic.
Hope you are having a lovely time.
Sending hugs xxx

Maura said...

Woohoo, Lols! Great mixed media canvas, chock full of techniques! Love how you used the die to make your flowers!! hugs, Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Well done, Lols! I really liked seeing all of the different techniques you employed here and the flowers are a highlight! I thought it was so clever of you to leave some of the swirls filled in and other swirls as only the outline. The effect is stunning!

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful mixed media canvas, Lols, with so many gorgeous details and I love seeing you experiment with all the different techniques! It's fabulous and so, so pretty! xx

Barbara said...

Wonderful use of this die to create your flowers! love the contrast with background! beautiful canvas! barbara

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful canvas Lols!! I love the mixed media background you created and those flowers are amazing. Great idea making one for each season!

Kath Stewart said...

wow your modern retro canvas and it's going to look great in your craft room...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous creation, Lols. The texture and colors on the background are awesome. Love the beautiful flower embellishments, too. :)

Sandra said...

Love this project, Lols! The background has so much interest and layers, and love all the colors. It's amazing! Hugs, Sandra