Thursday, 16 March 2017


Time to mark a new stage in my life by starting a brand-new blog. What good is creating if  no one sees your work, so that is my goal, to share my hobbies and passions with anyone who is interested.  In the past I focused primarily on paper crafts, scrap booking, card making but lately it is acrylic painting that is really driving me forwards.

I  found a good way to kick start my creativity is to participate in challenges so that's where this journey starts. I am part of a Facebook group for Canvas Corp Brands Collective... a group filled with talent and inspiration... they also host a monthly challenge #ccbchallenge, you can see where I am headed, right? This months challenge is Re-birth, the idea was to use the word or there mood board as inspiration for a project.

So this is a reversed 10x10 canvas, I used gesso on the backside of the canvas and painted my version of the pussy willow branches from the mood board and useded the edges of the canvas of the frame. I painted it with paynes gray and covered it in lace.

Here is a close-up of the pussy willow, it is hard to zero in on some of the details when you are looking at the project as a whole...

Then I created a few flower clusters for my corners using random flowers, leaves that I stamped and cut from  burlap and some trinkets that I have accumulated over the years... I assembled it all on some frayed burlap that I had in my stash and added a few rhinestones for
Some additional pop, here is a close up of those.

So there it is... hope you all enjoyed my project and this post, feel free to leave me a message with your thoughts! See you next time ;)


  1. Such a fantastic project! Thank you for entering the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge this month!

  2. This is a beautiful project! I love all the gorgeous details and those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Canvas Corp Brand challenge! We look forward to seeing you again! Hugs, DT Karla

  3. Great project! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Canvas corp Brands.

    Linda Israel, Crew Member

  4. you have such a talented hand, beautiful brush strokes. thank you for joining us at Canvas Corp Brands.

  5. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Canvas Corp Brand.
    Linda xxx
    Crew Member

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for Playing along with the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge.

  7. Gorgeous painting!!! The whole project is absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for joining our March Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands.
    xx Evelyn

  8. Great project! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Canvas corp Brands

  9. Beautiful piece of Art. Thanks for linking up over at Canvas Corp Brands Challenge.
    ♥ Monica
    Taylormadecards4u - My Personal Blog!

  10. This is really beautiful! Thanks for joining our challlenge over at CCB!

  11. real spring!!! so beautiful!) Thanks for joining us at CCB!!

  12. Beautiful piece of art Joelle. So artistic.