Friday, 1 May 2015

Our Creative Corner: May Challenge time!

It's the first of the month, so that means it's a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner
Shari is our host this month....

April Showers bring May Flowers 
...Or so the proverb goes.  Spring comes late in my neck of the world, in the mountains of Northern Idaho.  In the month of May (with Summer just weeks away), our Spring flowers are still, usually, under a thin blanket of snow, until those Spring rains wash it all away. 
This month, the challenge is to create something, a mixed-media project, a journal page, a scrapbook page, a card or tag...Anything, that reflects the Spring rains and/or Spring flowers in your part of the world.   
Now, I'm not going to nit-pic your choices of Spring flowers, as the growing season here where I live is short and our Spring flowers don't last very long before the blooms of Summer start budding.  So, if you throw in flowers of Summer into your creation, that's OK, too.  
Our wonderful sponsor this month is:

Ryn is offering a lucky winner an unmounted sheet of one of her most popular designs (Water Effects 1) and three of her stencils. This is a prize worth $50!
So, what have I created?
Well, I have a confession to make....I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to complicated themes, or really any theme which requires a lot of deep thought lol! Create instinctively without too much thought, that's how I roll :)
So.... I read the theme and just latched onto two things, showers and flowers! A girl with a brolly and a big flower kind of evolved from that...

I created a canvas, with some stencilled texture in the background. (Bit too big for raindrops really, but that was kind of the idea!)
The canvas was painted with blues and a touch of turquoise. As its a box canvas, there are lovely deep edges to decorate too...

The lady (Art Journey) was stamped, cut out then glued down. As always, if you are including a figure in your work it's always a plan to have something for them to stand on, so they don't look like they are suspended in mid air!
My flower is made from stamped petals, glued together than glazed for a glossy look. The stamps are from the wonderful Carabelle Studios, and were stamped onto rainbow painted cardstock before I cut them out and stuck them down...

I hope you will pop on over to Our Creative Corner today to have a look at the other projects created by the DT, and then why not have a go and enter! We would love to see your art!
See you soon,
love Trish xxx


  1. Hi Trish!! LOVE this rainy canvas with it's great big glossy bloom!! I love the background you've created, too--it does look like great big drops of water falling in the background--good thing the girl has a big umbrella! :) This is a lovely interpretation of the challenge theme and I'm so glad that you're here to share your creation :) Thank you!! XOXO-Shari

  2. I always love this blue... and the big dimensions you gave to the flower and the drops! Great canvas!

  3. Fantastic deep canvas Trish, loving all those blues and i think your background is amazing, huge droplets of water look amazing. Thanks for the inspiration :-) xxx

  4. Hi Trish, I'm so glad you are with us at the OCC to share you gorgeous projects! Love this dazzling canvas with those beautiful big blue rain drops and background color. Great colors and stamping on the flower as well! XOXO Laurie

  5. Wow great minds think alike! Our two creations have the gorgeous blues and girls with umbrellas. Hugs Jan x

  6. A great flower on a great canvas, Trish!

    Love your interpretation of this month's OCC chalenge! The umbrella girl has found her perfect spot. ;)

    Claudia x

  7. LOVE those oversided raindrops Trish. They really set off the bright flower and brolly girl. Jenny x

  8. I LOVE THAT FLOWER. I would wear that - seriously like in my hair - its so awesomely retro, vintage and Hipster! Your piece is fantastic. The blues and rain and Sheltering girl with Umbrella is brilliantly off-set by the DARN AMAZING FLOWER. I want that flower!!!! - Candice -

  9. Lovely background and fab job of stamping on that huge flower - love it! Really fun project! j.


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