Monday, 28 August 2017

Blues and Greens Challenge

I had the time and felt like doing a challenge so decided to make an entry for the August Country View Challenge. The theme is Blues and Greens, a great colour combination. I was going to make a tag but changed my mind and made a small canvas. Here it is, photo taken outdoors in the sun so the colours look a little paler than in reality:

For the background I used an old book page and some torn music paper and painted it with Granny Smith and Teresa Green Fresco paints.

I added some circles stamped in chalk paint with a bottle top.

This is watercolour card stock with PaperArtsy infusions : In the Navy and the middle panel was an experiment with a few greens, The Sage, Emerald Isle and Slime I think. I didn't use that one. I die cut some Tim Holtz wildflowers from the larger panel and used the TH butterfly punch.

At this stage I thought the canvas needed a bit of stamping so I added some text with leaf green archival ink and the bubbles in cornflower blue. Sticking to the blues and greens for the stamping I was happy with the background. I added the die cut flowers and butterflies plus a TH quote chip colour tinted with the infusions.

Here is a close up so you can see the book text still shows through the paint although they were opaques, I watered them down a little.

Ingredients used for this canvas:

PaperArtsy Infusions : In the Navy
Ranger Archival ink : Fern Green and Cornflower Blue
Tim Holz Wildflower dies
PaperArtsy Fresco paints : Teresa Green, Granny Smith and Chalk.
Stamps : PaperArtsy Mini MN61 and Indigo Blu Bubbles background.
Tim Holz butterfly punch.

This is my entry for August on the  Country View Crafts' Challenge Blog.

Thank you for visiting today. 


  1. Lovely ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Crafts !
    Corrie x

  2. Great step by step instructions Julia. I love your combination of colours stamps and die cuts. It's just up my street. I think that this is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

  3. I love the delicate colours and how the layers built up such beautiful depth.
    Alison x

  4. What a gorgeous, artistic project!

  5. Such gorgeous colors and your layering is perfect. Hugs, Autumn