My little crafting world....


Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my Surrey.Crafts page on FB.
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Suz
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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Spring Bumble Bee Canvas

Hi All

This was one of those projects which came together from a range of inspirations such as the Spring Canvas idea of PaperArtsy DT member Julie Anne Lee who made really quirky 'green man canvases' - check out the PaperArtsy link, to the weekly prompts of the Journal 52 Art Journaling Group.  The two latest prompts are 'Art for a Cause' and 'Colour Swatch Inspirations'.  I chose to combine the beautiful colours of a Bumble Bee (saw my first bunch of them on some flowers at Clarement Gardens and took a pic 2 weeks ago) as my colour inspiratin and listed on my canvas all the reasons/ causes for making 'art'.

The main medium was a variety of PaperArtsy Fresco paints in Tango, Zingy Zest, Cheescake and Snowflake. I also used some FAber Castell Pitt pens for outlines, Microns for fine pen marks, various ink pads, stamps and a work stencil. Great fun!
Hope you like it. Suz xxx

8 comments:

  1. Suz,
    Love the colors on this canvas, the idea of putting Art into words is done beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Colleen....I need more practice, but I'm loving it! Suz xxx

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  2. Really nice piece, love the bees!

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  3. Love this canvas, it really radiates sunshine and warmth. I love the bees too! Let's hope all these great spring canvases are just the beginning of a truly creative spring for us all! Julie Ann xx

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    1. Thanks Julie, love your canvases. It takes a bit of practice to let go and be a bit 'wild' and not hung up on making something neat and structured, but I'm trying and having a go with lots of new stuff at the same time! Suz xxx

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    2. Love your canvas Suz. The colours are beautiful and I love all the highlighting and the bees. I've had 3 really big fat bumble bees in my garden this week and today rescued one from my conservatory/craftroom. I've also seen 2 lovely butterflies this week too!

      Hugs
      Lesley Xx

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    3. Thanks Lesley, it was seeing my first bees of the year that inspired this project. Love em buzzing around, makes me feel like summer is close! Suz xxx

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