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Montag, 1. August 2016

Summertime, and the living is easy.....

Hello dear blogfriends, nice to have you here!
First of August means a brand new challenge over at Country View Challenges, this time with the fitting theme "Hot Summer Days" !
August means holidays, hot and sunny days, bright flowers, butterflies and bees, swimming in lakes or the sea, chilly times and fun, being outdoors and having fun!

I´ve made a little canvas using bright colors.

Here a little step x step:

I used a little canvas, only 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch). This size is fun to work on, you can create some quick projects, trying out new mediums and techniques!

First step was to prime the canvas with a coat of Gesso.

Now I took my new DecoArt liquid acrylic paints and DecoArt Tinting Base - I never used it before and I wanted to see, how it works. It brightens the colors and makes them more opaque. I think, it needs some practice, but I like it even now!

My next step was to take some stamps and embossing powder. I stamped the images with Versa Mark on my canvas and heat embossed them.

Next I painted some paper with the same colors I used on the canvas and stamped and embossed some butterflies.
Well, they didn´t turn out that pretty I expected, but I decided to use them nevertheless. I fuzzy cut them and glued them on top of the gras and the butterfly on the canvas.

I added some doodling with a black brushmarker and a white acrylic marker.

For a little bling I dipped some stickles glitter on the butterfly wings and the wings of the bee. Unfortunately you can´t see the pretty shimmer on the photos.

Now I added a sentiment from Tim Holtz´s Small Talk stickers
some more doodling and that´s it!

I had much fun making this little canvas! May be you´ll try to do one by yourself, it´s a great way to play around with new techniques or materials!
Now I hope, you´ll find some time to join our challenge over at Country View Challenges!
Thank you for stopping by here and have a nice week!


  1. What a wonderful summertime canvas Evelyn, I hope you have it up on the wall.....the sentiment is perfect. Hugs xx

  2. What a happy canvas Evelyn. I love it. X

  3. Gorgeous Evelyn - wonderful colours and great words! Nxx

  4. This is fabulous ! love it !
    Corrie x

  5. Gorgeous canvas, Evelyn! The textures and colours are great and the dimensional butterflies add lots of interest.

  6. Beautiful little canvas love the colours and little butterflies
    Carol x

  7. This is really lovely Evelyn, I like the look of these sticker, I will have to check them out xx

  8. I love this mini work of art! Such awesome colors and texture in a tiny format!

  9. Super gemacht Evelyn, ein kleines aber feines Kunstwerk.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. What a fabulous remembrance of hot summer days! You even got the "heat" in there with your embossing! I wanted to thank you so much for choosing my tag as one of the Top Picks in the June challenge. I am so honored! sorry to have taken so long to notice, but that was a very hectic time for me and I'm still playing catch up! I don't have lazy summer days, unfortunately! Hugs!