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Thursday, April 18, 2013

eTeam Picks Challenge–Flowers


Welcome to eclectic Paperie's April eTeam Picks Challenge! 

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.   Sherry Cheever here as your host and I've chosen the theme of flowers


The base of the project is a 6x6 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 background stamps was done.   To finish gold leafing splatters were added with a gold leafing pen and canned air.

SCheeverBloomCanvas CloseUP

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 joining me today!

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toni said...

Gorgeous canvas Sherry and a great fun challenge what can be better than flowers ! X

Redanne said...

Oh what a beautiful canvas! I love how you did the stencilling first and then stamped and sprayed afterwards, it makes the whole picture blend together so well. Love this. x

Kim said...

Beautiful, Sherry! I love these flowers combined with the paste...just perfect!

Words and Pictures said...

What a wonderful canvas, Sherry! Love the grungy layers you built up on it - fabulous... Thursday caught me by surprise, I'm afraid, but I'll be along with my Flowers tomorrow! Great challenge theme... thank you.
Alison x

Janet L. said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!

Teresa Jaye said...

gorgeous project! amazing texture! love the gold leafing - the perfect finishing touch!

Annette Green said...

I, too, love the texture of that embossing paste. Great canvas.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful canvas, Sherry! Love the layering.

Tracy said...

Stunning canvas Sherry . . . loooove your flowers!!

Lee-Anne said...

Sherry, fabulous texture and colors! LOVE!

Redanne said...

Hello, I tried to upload my entry but could not get the linky to work - sorry! My entry can be found at:

Thank you!

Broni said...

So beautiful, Sherry! I hope to play this weekend.

Tameko said...

Lovely canvas project. I really like seeing how your created this beauty!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the dimension that the embossing paste adds. The background looks amazing with the stamping and gold spatter. Great canvas and great challenge, Sherry.

Giggles said...

Stunning I love the color combination and wonderful texture!!

Hugs Giggles