Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fiesta flowers

Did you guys get a chance to check out my altered train case yesterday?  Here's the link in case you missed it: Mixed Media Monday.  Today I'm featuring the same PWP Mixed Media kit but I'm only using the stamp set which can also be purchased separately HERE.   


This is an 8x8 canvas called "Fiesta Flowers".  Here in San Antonio we just kicked off our two week long Fiesta celebration and bright beautiful colors like these can be seen through out our lovely city.  If you'd like to find out more, visit http://www.fiesta-sa.org/ for all the details.


I was inspired by these beautiful stain glass windows in the Royal Melange stamp set.  They reminded me of flowers and so these beautiful blossomed right before my eyes.


I started out with my favorite light blue soft body acrylic then stamped the medallions onto the canvas and drew the flowers around them.


The flowers are colored in with a mixture of acrylic and gouache paints.  Then I stamped the medallions again on the cardstock included in the April Mixed Media kit, fussy cut and embellished with paint and a white gel pen. 


I randomly stamp some of the other stamps in the set and doodled around the edges.


Did you all notice anything different on this painting?!..................No words!!  At the SoFlo Market, one of the other artisans suggested that I do some paintings with no words to reach a larger market so I thought it was worth a try.  So what do you think?!  Do you like sentiments on my work, prefer them without or are indifferent?  I'd love to hear from you so please share your thoughts.

I've entered this project is the Simon Says Stamp and Show - Color Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful, inspired & colorful day!!!

VIVA FIESTA!!

15 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW!!!!
    I LOVE this Norma!
    Another AWESOME project!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!!

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  2. oh norma- this is just spectacular!! i so love it!! the colors just make me smile!

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  3. Beauty is Beauty....with or without the words!!!Love it!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers are stunning and I love the colors!! I usually like with a sentiment, but I adore this one without, too!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Love love all your creations Norma. I fully understand though, that you can also reach a wider customer base. Not everyone would want the sentiment but they may like the picture. Love this and those wonderful colours. TFS

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  6. Gorgeous canvas! You are very talented, Norma.

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  7. Oh wow this is just so beautiful.

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  8. I love the edges!! What are your thoughts on gouache paint? I've never used it, but I was curious and wanting to experiment. Do they work well with other mediums? Beautiful work, once again. :)

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  9. Wow, your painted canvas is stunning.
    I really love these bright colours.
    It is gorgeous!!!!!

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  10. What a gorgeous canvas! I love the centers and the bold bright colors! This is a really fun and festive piece...perfect for Spring weather! Thank you for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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