Monday 8 December 2014

Welcome back GD: Clare Lloyd #1 Just Bloom

Hi all, Clare back for the next three evenings and tonight my project is a Just Bloom canvas.

I started by painting my canvas with Snowflake and then a smooth layer of Grunge Paste onto the front. Once dry I stamped on a variety of images from Eclectica Clare Lloyd 01 and Eclectica Sara Naumann 10 using archival black ink.

Eclectica Clare Lloyd 01
Eclectica Sara Naumann 10

I then applied Grunge Paste through JOFY 008 stencil and added coat of Snowflake .

To start adding colour I mixed up equal parts of Limelight/water to make my own spray paint and spritzed onto the canvas.

Now for some stenciling using Mermaid paint and JOFY 007/008 stencil.

Time to embellish. I created my own decorative deli paper using Mermaid paint, some of my Limelight spritz and some Snowflake stenciling. Then stamped and cut out some flowers from Eclectica Clare Lloyd 01.

Finally I layered up some flowers/ leaves onto the canvas (gluing images down with Matt Glaze) and did some doodling around the word bloom using a Pigma pen, added the word 'just' using a sentiment from Eclectica Clare Lloyd 01.

I hope you have fun creating your own garden full of blooms. 

A huge thanks to Clare from all at PaperArtsy for this fresh and zingy canvas. A real treat to brighten up the darker winter days. That first layer of stamping is such a great way to start a project, it gives a great base layer and eliminates that scary expanse of white

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.


Claire said...

Lovely project Clare, the colours you've used are really striking!

Helen said...

Gorgeous canvas Claire!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful, love the zingy colours!

Julie Lee said...

I like the dripping green and the Grunge Paste on this delightful, fresh-looking canvas! xxx

Debs M said...

what a great looking canvas = great choice of colours and stamps x

Words and Pictures said...

So pretty... I love those layered flowers.
Alison x

lbwright22-loopylou said...

fantastic project! Love the colours , texture and range of techniques used. Brill!

Anonymous said...

Just the tonic to view on a cold and damp winter's evening.
I love the way you created those marvellous blooms.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What great techniques you've used here, clare, on this gorgeous zingy canvas!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Love the colours Clare and the layered flowers look fab. Lovely canvas altogether!

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

Stunning canvas! lovely the colours and the flowers look beautiful xx

JoFY said...

great canvas! x

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous canvas, and the layered flowers are very lovely :D Coco xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I love this Clare, wonderful ideas for layering

Kirsten said...

I love this, the colours are gorgeous.