Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Colors AVJ Style!

Spring Colors are in order at AVJ and chosen by the lovely and fabulously talented Astrid! Keeping in Tim style (but of course) the team has some really wonderful and inspirational art to share with all of you, so be sure to hop on over and even better, join in! There is a prize offered from Country View Crafts, our generous sponsor!
The burlap panel was painted with Distress Peeled Paint, Deco Art Desert Turquoise and Hansa Yellow. The outer edge was shaded using Vintage Photo. When dried, I applied modeling paste through the Harlequin stencil and while still wet sprinkled on Distress Powder Peeled Paint, Verdigris, Antique Linen, a dark blue unknown name and gold. Let that stay on for awhile and then heat set to get a little shine and rough texture from the bubbled paste. Next I added some tissue tape and colored the butterflies with Sharpie Markers and a little trim.
The paper flower is one I have had for a couple of years and liked how the colors worked for this canvas, so I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. Using the Pine Cone die, I cut the little branches from grungepaper, colored with Distress Stains Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and shaded in Vintage Photo.
The little birds were cut from Tim's Wallflower Paper and applied with gel medium. Next added a couple of Chit Chat stickers.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a glorious weekend!

23 comments:

Julia Aston said...

How beautiful your canvas looks in the bright sunshine Terry! Love the birds, the texture of the stencil and your pretty bloom! hugs, Julia xx

Buttons said...

This is genuinely SO special Terry! I adore the stencilling, the birds and the beautiful bloom. There should be a hug on the way from Brenda. Jenny x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love the burlap and all the layers you have added. Everything shouts SPRING.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, ist das schön, Terry.
Eine wundervolle Arbeit.

Herzlichst Sophie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Terry! I love the harlequin background and your birds are so lovely and serene! Gorgeous flower too, wow!! Love that you put it in the sun for the photo, I can almost feel the spring warmth! hugs :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry, I just love this gorgeous canvas! The background stencilling looks super and the way you used those birds is brilliant! Such a wonderful Springtime make!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful canvas Terry, it shouts out loud that its Spring.
Yvonne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning canvas Terry. Love how you started with burlap building up beautiful spring layers of texture and the butterfly tissue strip is so pretty.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Oh wow, oh wow Terry, this is absolutely sumptuous, I love everything from the colour to the beautiful birds. Hope you have a lovely meet up with Brenda. Hugs from me, Anne xxx

S@ndy Diller said...

Fabulous job Terry. Love your spring colors and those birds are wonderful.

Joi at RR said...

The burlap gives such an incredible texture to the paints! This is lovely. Your birds are soooo sweet. j.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the painted canvas and the modeling paste- the birds are wonderful and mostly- love the flower!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous burlap panel, Terry! Love the cute birds and the flower! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Absolutely lovely, Terry. I love how the colours take on such soft rustic tones over the burlap, and the harlequins are wonderful. The birds are delicious!
Alison xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous spring colours Terry and so many wonderful textures and embellishments which really sum up Spring. A stunning canvas! Jennie x

Ira Huberts said...

I’m saying farewell to blogland and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your wonderful creations, lovely friendship and sweet comments all this time. It’s been a real pleasure being part of this amazingly beautiful blogging community and I will surely miss you loads, but life is taking me elsewhere. Thanks for being such a dear blogging friend and for sharing your fabulous creativity, we’ll be in touch somehow, somewhere! Sending lots of love and hugs your way, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Shari Trumbull said...

Happy Spring, indeed, Terry! This burlap panel is a stunner! A lovely inspiration piece for the challenge this month at AVJ!! I had to sit this one out, but I'm loving what you all have created!! XOXO-Shari

Inkypinkycraft said...

such a beautiful piece with gorgeous spring tones x love all the detail on the panel too x

Beth said...

GF this is a beautiful piece of art and I hope it is hanging on your wall for all to see....love love every detail.
Hugs

Lisa S. said...

You have used some of my fave products by Tim on this beautiful canvas Terry. I love it!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Terry, that is so beautiful! Gorgeous textures and love your colour palette and the birds from Tim's paper stash were the perfect touch.

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing piece ! love the mix of textures and paper! BArbarayaya

Sara Barker said...

Terry, I love your spring time canvas! The burlap is the perfect backdrop for this spring scene, and I love how you put this all together. What wonderful details you have included (the butterflies are my favorite!) Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog; I really appreciate you taking your time to visit!

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