Linda has a product challenge this week at StudioL3, asking us to use one of the Perfect Pearls Mists techniques from Tim Holtz's book, Compendium of Curiosities, II. I used my mists on flowers I'd cut from the Sizzix Tattered Florals die. The letters are all jet black (paper or plastic) but the photo seems to show them differently.

I'm also participating in Dina Wakley‘s Out of the Art Journal canvas challenge this month. I covered my 12X12 canvas with several layers of paint and used Crafter's Workshop stencils here and there.

The large letters are ancient Sizzix “Bigs” letters, that I still love. I ran the flowers and large letters through multiple Sizzix texture fades, and added Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art modeling film to the backs of some of the flowers.  After it dried I heated them and was able to curl the petals as desired.  The XL leaf/stem stamp is a big foam one from Donna Downey, and the metal corners and black plastic letters are Tim's Idea-ology. (Those small plastic letters are just as black as the large paper ones, but the plastic texture shows differently in the photo.)

This was really fun to make and I am hoping to continue with Dina's challenge to make a canvas a week for this month.  Thank you so much for the visit.  Have a great week!



  1. Barb King on August 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Love this page, great colors. Was just admiring the tags you made at Artistic Stamper, so I thought I would drop by and say hi. Those tags with the light bulbs were very nice, loved the dimension and the vibrant colors. Hope you can stop by my blog. Barb

  2. Anna-Karin on August 13, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Wow, this canvas is amazing! Love the embossed flowers and how clever to add the modeling film to the back of the paper first. Amazing background and colours and a favorite sentiment of mine. TFS!

  3. lacyquilter on August 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love the bright blues.

  4. Chris Rowe on August 11, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Fabby canvas… gorgeous colours and texture…ooooh love it :)

  5. Lisa Sackett on August 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    love, love, love! great color choices — I haven’t worked with the clearly for art products yet…but bought some. ha ha…any tips with working with them would be great. =) i like the black CFA but hadn’t thought what to do with them until I saw this. Just love it!

  6. Judy C on August 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Marjie this is beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors on this canvas!

  7. Silvia on August 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Your canvas looks wonderful, great colors and images.

  8. Carolyn Dube on August 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Fabulous colors- love all the touches and how they all work so well together. The texture on the flowers, the stenciling on the edges, the blues and greens in the background- so wonderful!

  9. butterfly on August 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Wow – sensational colours, and the stencilling gives such texture and beauty! Fantastically eye-catching…
    Alison x

  10. Lynne Moncrieff on August 7, 2012 at 6:41 am

    It is you who is positively blooming.
    Those beautiful layers on your background which you cannot cheat at, you have to work at layering the colour, stencils and stamping to achieve such an effect – stunning work.

  11. fern cawley edwards on August 7, 2012 at 4:01 am

    There is so much to like here! The different textures on the flowers are awesome and the sentitment is so true :)

  12. Nicie Ibarra on August 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The color is unbelievable!!!!! You never run out of ideas or inspiration!!! One word: GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  13. Anita Houston on August 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Oh Marjie! Outstanding!!!! The color is amazing…WOW! Love the sentiment and the florals all sparkly and dimensional! The background though is just crazy awesome…WOW again!!!

  14. Helen Tilbury on August 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Stunning Marjie! That blue shade is really striking!!

  15. Renee Zarate on August 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Ohhhhh, gorgeous colors! I’m going to join in with this challenge, looks like fun. You did a great job on this!

  16. 2amscrapper on August 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

    gorgeous canvas!

  17. Hilary Frye on August 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I love that quote! The 3D texture and silhouette style is very cool!

  18. artefaktotum on August 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    WOW so impresive, love the deep blue turquoise, my favorite colors. Flowers and words are beautiful too.
    Hugs Anja

  19. Terry on August 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Simply amazing, Marjie! Love the vibrant blues with bits of green! Very nice bouquet! Happy Monday!

  20. alison on August 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

    It looks beautiful Marjie…I bet it’s fabulous in real life! x

  21. Anne R on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Hi Marjie, I quite like the contrast in the black that shows in the photo because it draws the eye in. Your flowers are stunning and the blue is divine, just love the contrast with the black. A canvas a week is really something, I look forward to seeing the next ones. Anne x

  22. Sue W. on August 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Oh Margie! This is splendid! Love the richess of the blue background.

  23. Julie Case on August 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

    This is beautiful, Marjie! Love the blues! You’ve inspired me to try my hand at a canvas :)

  24. Claudine on August 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Love this! Beautiful colors, and it’s stunning!!!

  25. Penny Duncan on August 6, 2012 at 4:45 am

    What a pretty pretty piece!!! LOVE the deep blue!!

  26. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on August 6, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Great colors!!! The flowers and background are so gorgeous!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  27. Sandra on August 6, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Gorgeous piece! Love the background! So amazing! The flowers are fabulous. So tricky sometimes to take a good picture. I struggle with that a lot!

  28. Valerie-Jael on August 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Love the background colours, just beautiful! Valerie

  29. Marja on August 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Beautiful textures and flowers. love the letters too. marvelous page Marjii.
    Lovely greet

  30. Michelle Webb on August 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Such rich colours and a great quote. Love the technique too Marjie. Michelle x

  31. Annie on August 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Marjie absolutely love the colours on this project. The flowers are fantastic and I like the journal stamping too. I have to find time to create a journal page as I bought Dyan’s inks, stamps and stencils in March and have only used them once x TFS hugs Annie

  32. Carol on August 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Love the contrast of the stunning flowers with your background, fab!!!

  33. Joanna on August 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Oh this is beautiful! I really like the colours and textures and the quote is perfect :)

  34. Kate on August 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    The colors are a beautiful background to those yummt flowers!

  35. Bunnyfreak on August 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Love this.

  36. kathy/NorthCarolina on August 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Wish I could see this in person so I could really “get” all that yummy texture. The colors are just amazing! Busy summer, and I’m taking a collage class, so not a lot of time for blog browsing.

  37. Dina on August 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Beautimus!! Thanks for playing