Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Beautiful Reasons to Bee Happy

I've been looking for a reason to get my Inktense blocks out, and this was one beautiful reason. I'm out of my journal again and onto my canvas, Dina Wakely's Out of the Journal is making my craft room very colourful, I love hanging them all around the room.


I started a canvas with masking tape and made a gorgeous teal & phthalo turquoise background. 



I just started to draw flowers with my Inktense blocks and then painted them in with a little water and gesso. The colours were bright, but not bright enough so I went in there with my oil pastels to make the flowers more vivid. I really like the intense colours. I used interference violet Golden Paint on the bee's wings, it looks cool close up. The Bee stamp is from Spring Tinchies which you can get from Its Crafting Time.



Little Felix is still growing bones fast asleep with his paws in the air!


12 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...simply beautiful Michelle, your canvas is alive with colour, loVe your flowers and of course those gorgeous bee's...Mel :)
How adorable is your cat :)

inkypinkycraft said...

A wonderful canvas , love the vibrant colours... Great bees and wow how cute is little Felix !!! Bless .. Trace x

Wendy Fraser said...

Brilliant as always, such great use of colour. xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your canvas! What did you use the masking tape for? Texture?

Also, and those pastels that you started out using (you call then intense blocks)?

I love the brightness!

Hugs,
Kay

Sandy said...

Oh Michele - do you know what I would give to come to where you are and take some lessons. Honey Child, that's what we say in the South - you are so very talented. I love this!!!!!!!!!
Sandy

She said...

Gorgeous Canvas Michelle. Love it. Oh and Felix is lovely too. S x

Sue said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh-mazing, Michelle. I love this canvas so much!

Marjie Kemper said...

Man oh Man, it's GORGEOUS! I adore the rich colors, fab texture, and funky flowers.... love it to pieces! Did you do masking tape on the whole base, or just parts?

flutterbycrafter said...

This is so lovely, such gorgeous colours & I love your flowers. See you Sat? Xx

Laura said...

I love your saturated colors and the step by step you included to explain how you got such beautiful colors. The bee is the perfect accent!

Crafting Time said...

This is stunning Michelle xx

Victoria said...

What beautiful intense colour! I love it!

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