Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What Seems Ordinary is Extraordinary

Hello friends and visitors! I have a quick little canvas I made just for the 'Out of the Cold' theme at Frilly and Funkie hosted by Cec. I already made an entry, but it seemed a little dark, so I poked around my scraps bin to see if I could whip something more appropriate up before the link up closes in just a few more hours.

  I found this little stenciled panel I made last summer and didn't like. I added some Twinkling H2O's to make it a little sunnier and some gesso to make it a little shabbier.Then I colored some paper flowers from my stash with the brightest sprays I have in my arsenal--Dylusions. A few old Sizzix daisy die cuts, a Tim Holtz butterfly die cut, also from the scrap bin, two half pearls colored with alcohol inks, and a Chit Chat phrase to finish it off. Oh, and because I had gotten a little sloppy with the glue, I sprinkled some embossing powder on had on my work top in the flower centers, which added a little sparkle.

Then I took it outside for a look at what inspired me in the last of the evening sun.

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Well, it seems that Amazon's Web services are down, so I missed a few tight link up deadlines.
Thank you for stopping by and for your amazing comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. This is 'blooming' beautiful! Love that you used up some of the scrap pile too! Hugs, Chrisx

  2. Fabulously colorful and luscious, Sara! At first I thought it was tropical until your last photo with those wonderful daffodils! Beautiful! XOXO

  3. Oh wow, this is stunning, Sara Emily!! The background looks amazing!! I love the texture!! The colors are so vibrant and springy!! The flowers are fabulous and I love the butterfly!! Absolutely spectacular, my sweet friend!! Gorgeous, gorgeous tag!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I am seeing this on the first of March and it is making me wish for Spring - especially seeing your beautiful daffodils in the garden too! The textured background is beautiful and I love your bold and beautiful flowers!!

    Whilst I am here, thank you too for joining in our Words That Are Special challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. I love that this beauty is 'a quick little canvas' for you, Sara Emily-lol! It is a pure delight to behold this tropical confection with it's bright colors and gorgeous florals! The background adds such interest and texture. I just love visiting your blog!!

  6. A bit of sunshine on a cloudy day, fabulous canvas.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Wow, it's like spring exploded into my house through my computer screen!! Look at those colours, you really pulled some amazing inspiration from your garden! Your textured sun rays are brilliant and the amazing rich tones of the foliage below are so wonderful! Your flower arrangement is the highlight for me, those bright and cheery yellows have brightened up my day and put me in a wonderful mood! The red just pops and the white creates a lovely contrast! Thank you my friend for the delightful boost this morning, you always make me smile with your art! sending hugs :)

  8. WOW! First of all I am amazed that you work just as well in "bright and happy" as you do in dark and mysterious. ROTFL! This beautiful project looks right at home among your daffodils (?). I have been working a lot and in the end have about 12 new projects in blues (a bit aqua) and browns. I just can't get away from "my" colors. You have really inspired me to think outside the box today, sweetie. Hugs, Autumn

  9. Wow! Now that's a punch of tropical color! This is such a fun canvas Sara Emily...and it really feels like I'm wandering through a tropical garden. The texture is grand! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Out of the Cold" challenge!

  10. This has a lovely sunshine feel to it, both the flowers and those fabulous textured rays. It has me looking forward to summer.
    Alison x

  11. Your colors are gorgeous - so cheery and I do love color!
    sandy xx

  12. Well this definitely lifted my spirits. Spring is really on the way. Love your choice of bright refreshing colours and the touch of texture you added. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  13. Wow, Sara, what a beautiful explosion of Spring colors! You know how much I love vibrant colors and you have managed to create such an amazing canvas full of yummy details and textures! Is there any style in crafting you can't do! Oh, my friend, this is brilliantly done! Big hugs! Branka xx

  14. So wonderfully bright and vibrant Sara Emily - how nice you could reuse a cast off piece to create this beauty! Julia xx

  15. Bright, vibrant and so uplifting . Just what I needed today - thank you Sara . Looks so lovely too sat amongst your daffies .
    hugs x

  16. Oooh I don't know what's prettier, those gorgeous daffodils or that magnificent card! I love all that texture and cheerfully bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)


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