Here's the full canvas - its around 7 inches by 18 inches - so its quite large. I started by painting the background in fresco-finish-chalk-acrylics smurf blue. Next I started to add background layers using the fresco-finish-chalk-acrylics snowflake and eclectica-paperartsy-stencil- dots, eclectica-paperartsy-stencil-elb-ps002 leaves. I added paperartsy-fresco-finish-chalk-acrylics-hey-pesto to the leaves once the white had dried.
Next I used grunge-paste through eclectica-paperartsy-stencil-elb-ps013 by Lin brown. and allowed this to dry. Then I used rubber-stamp-sheet-by-lin-brown---elb16 and rubber-stamp-sheet-by-lin-brown---elb15 to create the stems and flower heads.
I painted the leaves in the snowflake paint then added some hey pesto. The flower heads were done using paperartsy-fresco-finish-chalk-acrylics---tango. with touches of some red acrylic paint that I had to hand.
Finally I added the butterflies made using sizzix-bigz-die-wtexture-fades---butterfly-duo-by-tim-holtz. I swiped over the surface with brown potting soil archival ink then added the orange colour using distress pens.
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I loved making this and I hope you agree its very summery! Please join us at countryviewchallenges where the prize is a fabulous £20 to spend in store!
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