Crafty Individuals July Challenge

For this months Crafty Individuals challenge I have made a collage.  The theme this month is pink, cream and brown.  For full details of the challenge and to see all the fabulous entries click on the dragonfly link on the sidebar.





Pink is not a colour I use a lot of but I really enjoyed this challenge.  I used 10mm MDF board for the base.  The size is 31cms x 31cms approx.  The board was painted distressed and then stamped directly onto.  On the centre square, with the photo on, I used a piece of pretty paper.  The butterflies have been stencilled on using dimensional paint.  I have coated the board with 3 coats of Oritas spray varnish to seal it.

The idea for this board came from some old window frames in the garden.  I was thinking squares, distressed and then adding the colour pink into the mix.





For the pink


Just as I was taking this photo this morning a honey bee decided to land on the flower.  Obviously wanted to get in on the action.

The Crafty Individual Stamps I used are CI285, CI309, CI304, CI306, CI170 and CI017.

I also used bird cage  and Lace (bottom left corner) – Chocolate Baroque.  Some swirls, borders and flowers by others.

Talking about bird cages.  Crafty Individuals have just introduced some super new stamps to their range.  One of which is a lovely bird cage.  Link on the sidebar.

I’m off to try and persuade Freddie to make me a square frame for this.  I spotted some old pallets, behind the window frames, which will do just nicely.   I’ll take him a cuppa and butter him up! LOL!

Best Wishes Florence.

46 thoughts

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Have just made a dress in these colours, so if I stood next to it I´d blend in nicely 🙂 Well done on another stunning piece.


  2. Florence this is absolutely beautiful – so dreamy and vintage and I love it. The colours are so muted and just right for the images and ephemera you have used. Fab!


  3. totally beautiful! I love the components and the come together look. and it looks great in the colour scheme. thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Individuals this month
    Z x


  4. This is absolutely lovely! The colour combination gives it a soft vintage feel and the balance is just right.
    Well Done


  5. Absolutely stunning , the colours are gorgeous and theres so much to see , cant stop looking at it .
    Thank you so much for all the comments on my blog as always, its much appriciated 🙂


    1. Hi Jaqi. It is always a pleasure visiting your blog. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your very kind words. Your visits are always very much appreciated.
      Regards Florence.


  6. Hi,Florence, Totally gorgeous,so much detail to look at,hope Freddie will make you a frame,good luck with the challenge.
    Janet x


    1. Hi Janet. Hope all is well with you. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. He has promised he will if I make him some quiches. Good exchange I think! LOL!
      Regards Florence.


  7. Hi Florence another beauty from you and you worked so well with the muted colours , just gorgeous. Congrats on your last win at Crafty Individuals certainly was a gorgeouspillow. That hubby of your is such a gem !



  8. What a gorgeous canvas, I love all the images you used & the colours are just so pretty together…thanks for visiting me too : )


  9. A beautiful collage Florence, that would grace any wall. Love you got your inspirations from those old window frames. Hope freddie makes one for your gorgeous piece of art xx


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