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Thursday, 5 January 2017

swirls, whirls and fluorishes

Hello there!!! How are you today? I do hope you are well. Its time for a new challenge over at stamps and stencils - the theme was set by Ruth and here's what she had to say about it....

Theme : Swirls, Whirls and Flourishes. It may be January but this months challenge is nothing to do with winter, this month I'd like you to usher in the New Year by creating any mixed media piece you like as long as somewhere you include a swirl or a whirl or a flourish and some stamping or stenciling, of course!

Gorgeous theme Ruth - I decided to create a canvas - that has the required swirls, whirls and fluorishes, and just a small amount of stamping and stencilling!!!


I started by gessoing the canvas - then added the fluorishes and whirls and swirls of string. Next I overpainted in grandmas teacup blue paint from indigoblu, I stencilled the word snow from an indigoblu stencil and also added some snowflakes diecut and embossed plus some metallic ones.


I did a bit of stamping in flitterglu and added some flake and also some glitter. Finally I added the sentiment. A real wintry piece....hope you like it!!

You can find our challenge here and see the amazing makes my teamies made!!!

Big hugs and hope you will join us!

Rachel x

16 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Rachel, lovey winter blues and lots of super details.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. Love how you've used the theme and don't those snowflakes just pop off the canvas. Beautiful wintry creation...perfect Rachel. Hugs Ruth xx

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  3. This is just adorable Rachel with the soft colours and textures.

    B x

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  4. Stunning canvas Rachel, I love the colours and those beautiful snow flakes too.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  5. Brrrrr! This snowy canvas makes me want to put on some fuzzy slippers and drink hot chocolate! Gorgeous wintry scene with lots of sparkle and texture! Love that big snowflake; I haven't' even pulled that out this year, but you have inspired me! Sending warm hugs!

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  6. Rachel, this is absolutely beautiful! What a super gorgeous winter scene you have created! I love your soft colors and such yummy textures! It's simply stunning! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  7. It's absolutely stunning Rachel. Barbxx

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  8. Beautifully designed canvas, fabulous colours and texture, Kate x

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  9. Gosh this is beautiful Rachel! I just love that color of IB paint and have a bottle. What a great winter masterpiece! I love every beautiful detail, down to the sparkle. Big new year's hugs, Autumn

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  10. This is gorgeous Rachel, adore the colour and wonderful textures.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. Fabulous card Rachel and sending hugs for the new year.xx
    {aNNie}

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  12. Gorgeous card love the textured background and the blue shade -great flourishes and snowflakes
    Carol x

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  13. There's such a gorgeous shimmer to this, Rachel, and a lovely light and sense of movement - what a great way to start the year with all that swirling and whirling!
    Alison x

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  14. So beautiful. The background shows off the snowflakes so beautifully. I love this canvas.

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