Good morning!  Today it’s my turn to host the eTeam Picks Challenge over on the eP Blog.  Of course, and I know you won’t believe this one . . . I picked FLOWERS!

The eTeam Picks Challenge is held on the third Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing.

The base of the project is a 6×6 canvas that was painted with Bundled Sage, Broken China and Picket Fence Distress Paints.  Using Studio 490 3 Fresh Flowers Stencil, White Embossing Paste was applied to the canvas.  The petals of the flowers were painted with Victorian Velvet and highlighted with Seedless Preserves Distress Paints.  The stems were painted with Peeled Paint Distress Paint.  To add more highlights, Forest Moss Distress Ink was rubbed over the stems and Dusty Concord over the petals.

For more texture and dimension, over stamping with various Studio 490 background stamps was done in white pigment, Sepia Archival and Royal Purple Stazon.   To finish the canvas, gold leafing splatters were added with a gold leafing pen and canned air.

Love the texture and dimension that the Embossing Paste creates!

The eTeam Picks Challenge is all about inspiration and having fun! During each challenge one of the eTeam members will share a topic, word, technique, sketch, or product that will become the foundation for your creation. This challenge is all about mixing it up and just enjoying the creative process… anything goes! We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration. All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.

We can’t wait to see your flowers!  Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…

You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do.

  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post.  If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
  • When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or eTeam Pick Challenge.  Link your creations to the eP Blog.
  • If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than midnight EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get the opportunity to get a little crafty . . .  I hope it’s with flowers and you play along with us!

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11 Responses to “eTeam Picks Challenge–Flowers!”

  1. this is so pretty! love the texture from the embossing paste.

  2. Gorgeous, Sherry! Love the texture!

  3. Just gorgeous!!! Love the texture and those very beautiful flowers!!!

  4. Hmmmm……this challenge works with an idea I’ve had brewing!!! Now to see if I can get it done!!

  5. Pretty, pretty! Love the gold splatters and all the texture you built in. Hooray for flowers! I need to get busy!

  6. Sherry, recently played with embossing paste on canvas and just love it. I had no idea how cool it worked on canvas. Love your project. Got to dig out some of my old stencils and play some more. I am addicted. Hope you are feeling better Sherry and haven’t had anymore reaccurances.

  7. Love this!! So cute and really creative. TFS!

  8. You create art and you’re so good at it! I love what you do, Sherry!

  9. Loooooove it Sherry ….stunning!!!

  10. You know, just the stencil with the paste…… why didn’t I think of that. I love it. LOVE it.

  11. Love this. Really like the colors and the flowers.

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