Happy Sunday to all you lovely visitors and I hope you have all had a good week.
Once again I am making the deadline for this week's PaperArtsy challenge almost by the skin of my teeth. When I called it a day at about 1.00 am this morning I didn't think I was going to make it and if Leandra hadn't changed the deadline to 5.00 pm I wouldn't have, lol! But, I took another look this morning and decided if I ignored the ironing (which wasn't a hard decision ;D) it was doable as it only needed assembling.
This week over on the PA Blog we have been treated to some lovely fun projects by an artist who is new to me personally. Clare Lloyd is a very talented lady and her blog is well worth a visit if you don't already know of her work. Her pieces make me smile which is always a good thing.
I loved all three of Clare's projects but decided to go with her second one....... I seem to have a thing for 7 x 5 canvases at the moment, lol! Once again I won't give the how-to as I more or less followed Clare's method. I loved her colour combo so much that I have used the same colours she did and in fact my canvas is pretty much a shameless copy of hers which you can see HERE except that I really had to improvise with stamps. The swirl I used is actually a tree from one of the Squiggly Ink sets and the two smallest birdies are Squiggly Ink too but the other stamps are mostly JoFY (for PaperArtsy), even the tiny circles one in the background, filled out with a few little flowers & teensy butterflies from a freebie set I had in my stash.
This shows the alternative stencil I used which is new in my stash .....love it!
The swirly tree top worked quite well as did the JoFY circles.
I decided to take a little time and shape my flowers a bit as I never really like flat petals. My hot glue gun seems to have found a new home with my DS so I used Pinflair gel to give a bit of dimension.
So there you have my offering for the PaperArtsy challenge this week. There were several other projects I would love to have had a go at too but I just couldn't seem to get myself going this week. I need to buck my ideas up I think, lol!
Right, I must away for a thrilling (not) supermarket shop! I hope you all have a good week ahead and will see you again soon. Till then ..............