She says:

This canvas makes me smile – it’s created in one of my favourite colour schemes: pink and green – it’s fresh and bright, just like summer itself.

Am I the only one who is fed up with the cold weather? Thankfully we’ll soon be coming out of winter and heading into spring when the plants will start to bud. I’m impatient for flowers, so I’ve created a canvas of lush summer colours and big vibrant flowers to cheer myself up – I hope they make you smile too!

The flowers are designs from the new release of JOFY stamps for PaperArtsy, and have a coordinating stencil and mask. I like having a stamp and stencil combination – it really extends what you can do with the products. These two designs work together but are designed NOT to match up perfectly – giving a result similar to an offset screen print. I really like that effect.

The design of this canvas can easily be adapted to other sizes of canvasses, art journal pages or cards... or different themes such as Christmas by replacing the flowers with snowflakes (I’m sorry, I know it seems we’ve only just finished the festive season).

The three flowers on this canvas were created using the technique detailed in this article, in various shades of the same colour (Bougainvillea and Chalk) to look like they were growing from the same plant, or picked from the same plant.

This article features in the March 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine