Saturday 12 July 2014

Inspired by Alison

Hello welcome to my Saturday post. I hope you are well and having a good weekend. My mum's staying the weekend and I got her painting lol.

She had asked me to make her a picture for her new bedroom using lilac so when Alison made a lovely frame over on the Paper Artsy blog this week I thought I could have a go with only two colours. Alison's was a lovely mix of blue and green, you can see it here

I used a 6x6 canvass the same way as Alison's; mum chose Lilac and Vintage Lace Fresco finish acrylic paint for the colours so I thought I would crackle glaze the frame so used black gesso for the undercoat. 

I used the Vintage Lace ontop of the dried glaze and the lovely cracks appeared. I painted the inside canvass in Lilac.

I mixed some grunge paste with lilac and used it in a JOFY 10 stencil. I mixed far too much and so used a Lin brown stencil on card to use another time. I used some printed tissue over the lilac canvas.

Now this is where I got mum to help we painted a variety of flowers in the two colours. A very good job she did.

I then stuck them on using a glue gu. I stamped and coloured a butterfly which is added to some lace. The last job was to skim with silver treasure gold.

And now the finished canvas.

Mum loves her frame I'm not so sure lol.

Thank you for your visit. Come back soon 

Debs xxx



  1. Wow, Debs! I love this! The colours your mum chose look fantastic! I really wanted to have a go at Alison's inspiration this week, but I don't think I'll have time now, as I have to go to London tomorrow morning and then look after my mum pm. I've really loved looking at your take on the original though! It's gorgeous! I love the butterfly, the lace and the wonderful crackle. Julie Ann xxx

  2. I think it's fab, and as your mum loves it, that's the main thing! Great colours.

  3. I think it looks great and I love the colours you used! Such a great idea to get your mum to help and I bet she just loves it! The way you did the butterfly on the lace looks so lovely too!!

  4. I think its great debs, how lovely to work on it with your mum!

    Lucy x

  5. Really pretty, and such a calming colour scheme for a bedroom, no wonder she loves it. The layered flowers look really classy.

  6. A fantastic canvas from your joint collaboration, can see why your Mum loves it so much.

    Great use of just the two colours, love everything about it, a fantastic take on Alison's project, you made it your own! :-) xxx

  7. Wow, lovely take on Alison's canvas, Deb. Lilac is one of my fav color, and it looks great here.

  8. Ooooh fabulous inside out canvas Deb, great colour choice

    Sam xxx

  9. It will grow on you... the colours are subtle, there is great texture and the flowers are gorgeous. And the raindrops, great finishing touch!

  10. Oh I really love it - the colours and embellishments are perfect!

  11. Debs that's gorgeous, what's not to love. Elizabeth xxx

  12. It's just so beautiful. Lovely to work with your Mum. Special times. Xx

  13. I think it's lovely that your mum got to choose her colours and also to help out on altering all those fab metallic flowers - I'm not surprised she loves it! So glad you had fun playing along.
    Alison xx

  14. What a fabulous creation, great take!


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