Sunday 24 April 2016

Mother's day canvas

Hello my friends. I'm back again with a small canvas that I made for my mum. Mother's day is in May at home so I must endeavour to post it out now. This has been inspired by the uber talented Emma Williams's design from earlier in the week. Obviously mine is nowhere near as good as hers and a far cry form it too. But anyhow.....

I started with a 5x7" canvas. It was primed so I didn't need to gesso it. I used distress paints on background: tumbled glass. weathered wood, twisted citron and seedless preserve.
I dried it with a heat tool and then sprayed hickory smoke distress stain through a Tim Holtz stencil.


Once dry I added some texture paste coloured with metallic pan pastels to the background through the fade dot stencil also by TH. For the word I used a circle alphabet stencil by Claritystamp and had to do it letter by letter, making sure each one was dry before doing the next.


I added some drips with picket fence and seedless preserve. The micro beads and pearls are stuck down with glossy accents. I also used the platinum glitter which has the most beautiful twinkly hue.

I stamped and embossed the flowers. I then coloured them with distress markers. I used picked raspberry and seedless preserves for the dahlia and peony. The echinacea was coloured with twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, candied apple, ground espresso, clover leaf and cracked pistachio.
For the stalks I used mainly clover leaf with hints of twisted citron and cracked pistachio. 

 I fussy cut the flowers and stuck them down in a corner adding a twine bow to them.
I then found a little metal butterfly and added some sapphire treasure gold wax to it.
Finally I went round the outer edge with black gesso and this framed the picture.

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges:

Word art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. A very pretty canvas Theresa! Xx

  2. Hi Theresa, a beautiful canvas , I bet your Mum will love it . A special gift to treasure always...xx

  3. A beautiful canvas Theresa and love the flowers you have added on top. I'm sure your Mum will adore this! x

  4. What a stunning canvas for Mother's Day, Theresa! Love the colors you chose and that background is fab with the colors and textures! So glad you joined our Monday Butterfly Beauty challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  5. I spotted this among the hundreds on SS Monday... Just awesome, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your process and list your supplies-- I'm always curious! I can't believe you did the "Mother" letter by letter... It looks awesome! Awesome project.

  6. A pretty card Teresa, a lovaly design with a super background papers and colours!! Your image is beautiful along with gorgeous details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. This is beautiful! Love that background and pretty flowers!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. Such a pretty canvas Theresa, loving the colours you have used, so delicate. The flower images are really nice too. I also like the texture you have added. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, much appreciated. Enjoy your holiday weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

    1. thanks Jennifer. i do stop by when i have the time. good weekend to you xx

  9. Wonderfully done and very lovely! So delighted you linked your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again in our ongoing Challenge. I would love to encourage you with God's Word from 1 John 2:17 which says, "The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." Have a wonderful week and God bless!

    JO ANN

    1. thank you Jo Ann. lovely quote from the scriptures xx

  10. A stunning canvas and any loving mom would treasure this.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}