' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Spring flowers

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Spring flowers

For my second Spring inspiration piece for this month theme at Country View Challenges I wanted to use one of the rubber stamp set from Paper Artsy's latest release.

For the base, I used an 8x8 piece of cardboard coated with gesso.

The grass colour has been built with South Pacific, Yellow submarine and Limelight Fresco acrylic paints fading the colour upwards with water. The sky is Lavender Fresco also faded into nothing using water.

The stamping was all done with black dye ink and I used all of the stamps in the EKC02 set, bar the sentiments. I created some rough masks by stamping and cutting the bigger blooms on a scrap piece of paper in order to place them in the foreground.

I added colour with white gel pen and yellow to orange colour pencils.

I really enjoyed building my wild flower field and the EKC02 makes it easy, as the small individuals flowers and smaller stalks are great to fill in between the bigger blooms.

If you're inspired, you can enter your own Spring make in the Country View Challenge
Thanks for coming by,
  Also entering the We Love To Create, SSS Monday and Vintage Journey challenges with my Mixed Media make.


  1. You have created a wonderful Springtime meadow Christine, I want to go and so the same now but alas it's work for me.

    B x

  2. hi beautiful just love this meadow.

    crafty hugs Pen x

  3. This is a happy Spring project with a lovely scene you created

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What a lovely spring scene you created Christine.It's so sunny and warm this afternoon x

  5. This is lovely Christine, such a happy piece xx

  6. Hi Christine, and wow this is beautiful. Gorgeous colours and I love those stamps, something else to add to my wishlist lol. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  7. This is fun with the big flowers and the little butterflies in the air! Glad you joined us for the Butterfly Beauty challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. I was thinking about buying these stamps, to see how you have used them I will be buying them!! Thanks for your inspiration.

  9. You certainly can't miss spring in this piece. Love the colors and the happy feeling that comes with looking at it. Thanks for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

  10. I love this spring meadow - great stamps and I love the warm misty haze of sunshine which seems to hover in it.
    Alison x

  11. J'adore, c'est adorable !!!

  12. I could have sworn I left you a comment on this post. So weird anyway just wanted to tell you congratulations on your top three win at love to create. Hugs, Autumn

  13. Such a beautiful composition Christine! You show off these stamps to their best effect here. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx