Monday, March 30, 2015

OCC April Challenge "Color Your World"

I am so excite to be this months challenge host for the OCC. Coming up with the theme for this months challenge came to me while out working in my garden.    
Here in the United States we are coming into spring - the season when nature comes forth with new life.
Soft green grasses grow in the fields and the trees bloom in glorious colors with the promise of fruit.
Tulips and daffodils emerge from the soil after a long winters nap.
The colors of spring, the sights and sounds of nature at this time of the year renews my soul.
In the spring time the colors of nature are different around the world.
For my challenge this month I want you to
Color Your World
For this challenge create a project with the colors of spring time where you live.
Show us what colors renew your soul

Our wonderful sponsor this month is
 and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to our randomly drawn winner this month! Also more goodies for the top three winners as well.        
    Thank you Creative Embellishments

I love the warm sunny days that come with Spring. They're always so welcome after many months of cold  and rainy days. So my first thought for the canvas was to add a feeling of sunshine. 
Staring with an 8 x 10 canvas, I added a coat of Gesso and a mask from TCW called Butterflies to add one more layer of texture. Using Distress Sprays from Ranger, the hues of yellow sunshine came alive on the canvas. Now for more colors in my world, greens and splashes of pink.
 Every Spring setting around me this time of year has flowers and this canvas is no exception. The chipboard words tell my story of the peaceful feeling Spring brings to me.
Thank you for join me here and I hope you get a chance to come play with us over at

xxx Laurie 


Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Laurie! I love your beautiful background and your flowers are just stunning! What a wonderful sentiment to showcase! hugs :)

Kerstin F. said...

Beautiful, what a fantastic combination from colours and effects!! Hugs, Kerstin

Shari Trumbull said...

YAY! Laurie! This is a perfectly timed challenge--I needed color! :) You've created a Lovely Spring canvas! I had to get a closer look at your background with those beautiful subtle colors--yellows are my fav :) Springtime is blooming on this canvas for sure :) Fab challenge theme, Laurie!! XOXO-Shari

Jan Hill said...

Hi Laurie, what a great challenge! I love your colours and peaceful feel to your canvas. Hugs Jan x

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you so much to my wonderful and totally amazing teammates of the OCC for all your sweet comments! I'm in love with the projects you all came up with for my first challenge. Happy Spring and many hugs,xx Laurie

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you Pamellia for peeking in and leaving your lovely comment. I miss you at the OCC but glad we can still visit in blog-land. Happy Spring to you my friend. Hugs xxx Laurie

Lys Scrap said...

I love the background of this canvas, and the flowers are beautiful!

Klara said...

You have made really a wonderful canvas.I love the background and the colors you have used. Very nice sentiment. Thank you for stopping to my blog.