Monday, 24 March 2014

ARTastic Challenge Blog - March Challenge

I'm pretty excited to join this challenge. The criteria of this challenge is Texture and who doesn't love texture. I took out my texture paste and jumped right in. Click on the badge below to view the challenge. Support the site and I'm excited to join their challenge next month.

As usual, I will post some pictures showing how I make my project. Scroll all the way to view the finished project.

I used Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas and stuck it on something hard for stable backing. I randomly spread some texture paste on the canvas and leaving it with bumps to create the texture for the background. Next, I used dabber to dab distress inks directly on  the dried paste.

 Added a lighter pink to mix it also using the dabber. 

As I wanted it to mix well and soften the colours, I misted quite a bit of water.

You can see now that it looks more watercolourish than before. I love that :) 

Added Mustard Seed ink to the middle portion where my embellishments would sit. 

Here's my finished project. Hope you like it!


  1. You have created such a gorgeous textured background. I love the splash of mustard seed against the rasberrry.......beautiful colour combo. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic this month.

  2. GORGEOUS! Did you Gesso over the florals? Or something else? I absolutely love this and happy to have you participating in the ARTastic Challenge!

  3. Amazing work. Love the texture you have created and the bright vibrant design. Thank you for sharing with us on ARTastic.

  4. the texture in the background is beautiful and so are the blooms and colours. reminds me of spring :)

  5. This is such a vibrant canvas. I love how you have created the background to give such definitive textures. The treatment you have given the flowers is great. Thank you for playing with us at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  6. Beautiful vibrant background and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!

  7. My two fav colours together - orange and pink! This is a beautiful canvas. Thanks for playing at ARTastic!

  8. Wow! What a wonderful canvas! Love your fabulous tute, beautiful colours & gorgeous floral arrangement. Love this!
    Thank you for playing along at ARTastic.
    Debi DT@ARTastic

  9. What a beautiful canvas. I love the choice of colours you have used along with the white letters. I'm sure it will hang somewhere special. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at ARTastic.

  10. I love this awesome canvas. A fab way to create with texture. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic :)


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