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FSC Wants To See Your Backgrounds

The new challenge at FSC this month is to ‘Make Your Own Background’.  We have the lovely Avril to thank for the new theme so please check out those amazing backgrounds that all the design team have made for your inspiration.

Below is the canvas I made whilst Skyping with Dot the other week and oh my what fun we had.

We decided to enter both canvases as our DT makes for FSC.  Click to see all the details of the first post.

As you can see I did all the spraying of the flowers off page (just didn’t want my little mits to get all messy) then arranged when I had completed the canvas.

Isn’t that stamped face so beautiful, it’s from the Donna Downey Studios called ‘She Is’.  Only used her twice, the other time on a journaling page here.


Found the bangle covering her eye in a flea market about four years ago and I just knew I would find a use for it someday.

The tissue paper was also out in force as well as the corrugated cardboard, molding paste and torn out pages from a book … all the usual!!!


Thanks Dot for a truly unforgettable morning – can’t wait for more!!!

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


16 Responses to “FSC Wants To See Your Backgrounds”

  1. Dot says:

    LOL…and now I can finally see it finished! It looks absolutely awesome Shirley….ummm ~ I think we need to work on you getting your fingers dirty lol. Looking forward to spending more crafty sessions with you from the other side of the world (how awesome is technology these days!)
    Dot x

  2. brenda says:

    I really love this creation Shirley, I find it quite thought provoking with the composition and that beautiful face.

    B x

  3. Craftyfield says:

    Gorgeous canvas Shirley, it has great textures and subtle Vintage colours as well as a fantastic focal image. I love her hair! I’m off to see what Dot did! Have a great Sunday! xx

  4. Brenda says:

    Me again Shirl, our weather is exactly the same, rotten !

    Thanks for the invite to FSC, but my card was posted yesterday !

    B x

  5. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, your canvas art is gorgeous, love all the flower embellishments and how they were painted before you attached them, a different effect. Love it ! xx

  6. Rosie says:

    Wow, Shirley, your canvas is breathtaking gorgeous, love it.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

  7. Anne R says:

    Oh Shirl, I am so completely in love with this gorgeous canvas, the stamped lady is really beautiful and your embellishment of her is stunning. What a wonderful morning skyping you and Dot must have had! Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Donna Ellis says:

    Whoa! Shirl, She is incredible! It’s a self portrait, right? I love how her thoughts and imagination are blooming rare, gorgeous flowers! Wonderful textures and colors! Magnificent! Hugs, de

  9. Meggymay says:

    Gorgeous textures and details, its a fantastic canvas,
    Yvonne xx

  10. Avril says:

    Its a fabulous canvas Shirley, love the gorgeous lady and the way you have framed here face with those beautiful embellishments. The different textures in the background add so much interest too.
    Sounds like you and Dot had very productive crafty fun.
    Avril xx

  11. Carola says:

    Wowwwww Shirley, what a great canvas! Gorgeous textures and details….. fantastic.
    Greets Carola

  12. Sandra says:

    Wow! Your canvas is amazing Shirley. So many different elements have come together to create such a fabulous end result. It sounds like Dot and yourself had a great time crafting together. I have so much to learn so get ready for all the questions;) Thank you so much for the very warm welcome and I’m really looking forward to working with such a talented team. x

  13. DANI says:

    So many detail to see on your canvas!!! It is really gorgeous!!!

  14. butterfly says:

    What a fabulous canvas – I love the strips of different textures, book page, corrugate, lacy fabric – so cool! Beautiful work.
    Alison xx

  15. Esther says:

    Oh my goodness Shirley this just amazing…such a beautiful canvas, love it.. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year..Esther xx

  16. coco says:

    Amazing artsy canvas, I love it to bits and pinned it on my ‘Wow’ board!!! 🙂
    Hugs, enjoy a creative day if you can Shirl. hugs, Coco Xx

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