Thursday, 2 June 2016

Floral Frenzy at Stamps and Stencils

Hi everyone, well it's my turn to host this months challenge over at Stamps and Stencils and as I LOVE flowers and June is a month when they burst forth right, left and centre  the choice of theme was easy. FLOWERS, stamped, stencilled, handmade, premade as long as they are centre stage on your project and you've included some stamping or stencilling then we want to see your mixed media projects. I've opted for a vintage route this month and yes I've been using PaperArtsy infusions...again!


I started by using some infusions on card stock in blackcurrant and orange county, mixed with pearl glaze.


On this piece I applied the glaze it in a cross hatch pattern and I think I've also used golden sands as well.


I've applied Finnabairs 3D gloss gel through a stencil on this and you can see the colour starting to absorb


On this one I've used gold paint as a base, very loosely brushed on and this time I've added sage in to the mix.


It spreads out differently on a gloss or non absorbent background, and I've stencilled more gel on top.


I die cut some tattered floral flowers from the card and covered a piece of hardboard with some Prima paper I had from a Finnabair workshop


A wash of gesso and some light molding paste


Starting to layer up scraps


Some more gel and gesso and then a little clear crackle paste...it's all about the layers


Once dry, drips of prima blooms in Peony and Tea stain and some Lindy's stamp gang sprays.


Stamping, dry brushing...


archival ink around the edges and a few micro beads.


assemble the flowers


 a few embellishments


and it's complete.


I hope you'll be inspired to join in and please hop across and see some fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

I'm entering this in a couple of challenges, firstly Anything but Cute which is celebrating it's first anniversary...really, where did the time go? It's the first time I've been able to join in and as the theme this month  is 'Celebrate your style' it fits perfectly...'experimenting' and although I have quite an eclectic style, vintage and Finnabair style is one of my favourite comfort zones.

The second challenge is over at Our Creative Corner, where we are getting messy, well if you'd seen my hands after playing with the infusions and gel and paint and my creation isn't a clean and simple one, I'm hoping it qualifies for 'A Beautiful Mess'.  Sadly it's also their  last challenge for the time being so I wanted to join in.

As always thanks for stopping by. Ruth x

33 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow, absolutely stunning!! I am totally in love with the background and the flowers look incredible too! Fabulous floral piece, and what a great theme, love how you put this together!

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  2. Stunning Ruth ! Just love the layering and the many different products you've used which all come together so perfectly. Sue C x

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  3. Ruth, this is absolutely exquisite! Your flowers are amazing against this beautifully textured background! Great theme and wonderful post! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. And I am thrilled that you shared this with us at Anything But Cute. I love, love this project!!! <3

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  4. Oh My !! This is amazing Ruth, Love your flowers so much, they are really one of a kind, and gorgeous on that wonderful layered and textured background .
    A stunning art piece, dear. xxoo

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  5. OMG, Ruth, this is beyond stunning! I adore your rich textures, neutral colors and that fabulous flower arrangement! What a brilliant layered design! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  6. I am back to thank you so much for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka xx

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  7. Fantastic Ruth - love the colours, the background layers (as you say it's all about the layers!) and the flowers are so gorgeous.

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  8. WOW so many layers and stages, love it xx

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  9. Oh wow Ruth, you NEVER fail to impress! The backgrounds you created to make your florals are superb and then the background for your piece is incredible, I love the texture and the wonderful colours - and then the flowers - they are breath-taking! I love this!

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us and joining in our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. oh wow Ruth - this is amazing - what a wonderful process - the layers are gorgeous - and the end results stunning - I adore this xx

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  11. A beautiful textured background with amazing depth and interest, topped off with those gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this Ruth, it is stunning. Deb xo

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  12. A gorgeous project Ruth !! Love your textured background and those beautiful flowers, such wonderful colours and textures throughout , thanks for another great challenge ! Xx

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  13. Everything about this is inspiring.......wish there was a video on this...would love to see you actually do the process and see the products working........

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments Anne Marie, I'm hoping to do videos some time in the future... Ruth xx

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  14. Fantastic do,ours and textures. Love all the layers you added to,your design and the flowers set everything off beautifully. Tracy x

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  15. I love this, Ruth. Beautiful x

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  16. Gorgeous canvas Ruth, love its brilliant texture. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  17. Beautiful, love the subtle colour palette

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  18. Oh such a YUMMY background Ruth - wow. Adore all those messy layers! Your colors are so intriguing and your flowers are so unique. BEAUTIFULLY done and definitely LOVELY. Thanks bunches for joining "A Beautiful Mess" Challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER! j.

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  19. Beautiful mixed media background and those flowers are glorious!
    Alison x

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  20. I really love your background - can I ditto what Alison said - she ought to know!!
    sandy xx

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  21. Oh my Ruth what a beauty this is! Gorgeous colours, awesome texture and beautiful flowers too. Totally stunning stunning.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. Oh, my Goodness, Ruth! this is BEAUTIFUL! I love your textured and layered and fabulously finished background and then those flowers are delicious! My favorite detail, though are those pins! Amazing canvas! Bravo! While I'm here, I want to thank you for Celebrating Your Style at Anything But Cute with this lovely make. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  23. Beyond beautiful! Fabulous texture and those fabulous flowers! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. Wow!! This is stunning Ruth x love the fabulous background and those stunning florals. The infusions look like great fun and really transform the florals, especially the shimmer of the glaze.
    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie x

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  25. Amazing project Ruth, love those gorgeous flowers, Cathy x

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  26. A beautiful art piece! I love everything about it!

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  27. Enchanting project Ruth, beautiful flowers and great layers, Just wonderful!! Thank you for great tutorial. xx

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  28. Ruth, your color play is simply gorgeous! xx

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