Tuesday

The pastel phase...


My-space-mixed-media-canvas

Have you noticed that I've been working with pastels of late? Yep, totally out of my comfort zone. I love bright and bold colours but there's something alluring about a soft colour palette, eh? *winks*


And of course, I'm also trying to "wean" myself off the "scrunched tissue paper on canvas base" habit. *LOL* I used patterned paper! [Go me!]


My mother brought home some plastic doilies for me [yes..people in my life have been "trained" to save stuff for me *LOL*] which worked well with the pretty Purple Pumpkin lace bloom. :)


I love that the Polish postage stamp had pink blooms on them...perfect for my embellishment cluster. [Eh...yes, I "save" postage stamps too...most people tend to send labels though...]
Playing along with 7 Dots Studio: Fly Away challenge.


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32 comments:

~amy~ said...

Lovely work!

lavina agarwal said...

gorgeous Yvonne, love the soft colors, lovely cluster and use of doilies!
Thanks for sending the yummy goodies my way dear:) loved them!!!

Laurel said...

Stunning!

Cindy deRosier said...

Gorgeous! I love the addition of the Polish stamp. I would have never thought to add a stamp to a project, but they're little works of art so it totally makes sense.

Somdeepa Das said...

If this is an example you working *out* of your comfort zone..I love that you save postage stamps. I am that kind of save-random-bits-everyone-will-probably-throw-out girl too. But yeah, like you I've been training my family too, and it was pretty touching when my ma gave me a totally torn and bedraggled wrapping paper she had *preserved* for me.

Sarah said...

Soooo pretty!! These colours are totally out of my comfort zone too, but I really love how you put this all together!!

Radhika said...

Pretty in pastel shades Yvonne.. love the elements and lace flower .. :)

Hussena said...

This is such a stunning canvas, Yvonne. I so love the way you have used the different layers and clustering especially {heart} the pastel colors. They are so me :D LOVE everything about your canvas! It's so perfect to me :)

alexandra s.m. said...

magnificent work as always Yvonne!
TFS~

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Yvonne!

Lizzy Hill said...

***NEW FAVE ALERT*** ♥♥♥ & adore this - the clusters, the colours [soft is nice as well as bright, of course!], the DOILY...looks great sitting up there....just love it all:):)

Lizzyc said...

I love this, so pretty and feminine!! I hope you fall in love with pastels!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous! Love the softer colors and I haven't noticed the scrunched tissue paper on your canvases.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! The soft colors are so beautiful!! I love the brick background!! Simply stunning my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! You know I have to PIN this, right?!?!?!?!?!!?!? PINK and a POLSKA stamp????!!!!!????? OMGGGGGGGG ... I am in LOVE!!! :)

dstandard said...

totally loving your girly pretty card! Just gorgeous!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I'm loving your pastel phase! What a gorgeous combination! That chipboard is so cool. Really love all the blossoms and the doilies, too. Cannot believe they are plastic....looks just like real crochet. And how cool you save stamps. Love that!

Reusing with Quilling said...

So Gorgeous..!! It different from your usual work..n its rocking Loved the layering ,embellishing..

Karon said...

Stunning - love those doilies and the pastels are fabulous. Gorgeous canvas!

Annette Allen said...

Pastel beauty.. love all the embellishments.. fabulous designing..

Tone-Lill said...

Stunning Yvonne, and who would belive the doilies are plastic.... This is so pretty, I love the flower clusters and it really looks fab with the stamp :)
Your project over at Imaginarium looks awesome. I tried to leave you a comment but it wouldn't let me write in the comment box. Wish you a Happy Scrappy Day :)
... And thank you for your lovely Birthday comment :) x

Charlene said...

So frilly and gorgeous!!!!!

Miae said...

Absolutely lovely! All pastels is tough for me too but you really worked this well!

Ashley Horton said...

Stunning project Yvonne!! I love the pretty flower cluster!!

Sathya said...

Sooo gorgeous, Yvonne!! Love the pastel shades...so soothing!!! great layering and so the embellishing.. With u v r also enjoying this pastel phase :)

Pallavi said...

Ooh.I love love love pastels and this is a thing of beauty.Can't believe that the doilies are plastic!

Suman Pandit said...

love your 'my space' ...so soft, feminine and still so individualistic !!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaah sigh! Adorable!! Love both that doily and that stamp!

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really sweet and adorable! It was a pleasure seeing you join to the 7 Dots Studio challenge! Thank you!

Keren Tamir said...

the pastel phase becomes you Yvonne!! love this to pieces!! so glad you joined us at the 7 Dots Studio Challenge!!

Sandi Smith said...

So pretty...love all your gorgeous details!Thanks for joining us at 7 Dots Studio Challenge!!

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