Friday, June 8, 2012

Blue & Green Art - Giveaway

Last night I was experimenting with some paper doilies and paint in preparation for a photo shoot that I am styling soon (very exciting!!!)

So I got through painting  the yellow doilies

Then as I was mixing the turquoise paint I got a little distracted

I just loved the colour, 
it was so pretty, 
so I grabbed some canvas and painted it, 
as you do :-)

I liked the streaks in the paint showing the different shades of colour so I left the canvas just like that and went back to my original job, 

Unfortunately I was a little distracted and tried to rush my doily painting and left the doily on the paper in the same spot I painted it so most of them have stuck to the newspaper and I will have to start again, doh! 

That'll teach me for getting distracted.

The yellow ones are ok, 

probably because I hadn't gotten distracted yet :-)

Anyway, back to last night. 

After I rushed through the turquoise doilies I grabbed some of this

Mixed in a little of the paint and grabbed some more of these

and ended up with this

I am really happy with how they turned out and I just love the colour. 

The thing is I have no where to put them. 

So I want one of my lovely friends to have them. 

Each canvas measures 15 x 15cm 

and you can have the set of three.

Just leave a comment on this post and I will announce the new owner of an original "McCarthy Design" 


on Monday.

Oh and one last thing, I usually try and spend my weekend computer free for the most part but I have so many gorgeous pics and some great quotes that I find during the week that I would love to share. So I think that I will make Saturday my "Favourite Pic of the Week" day and Sunday can be my "Wise Words of the Week" day.

What do you think?

Have a great weekend and for those of you lucky enough to have a long one. Enjoy!


PS. Giveaway is open to anyone, just leave a comment and make sure I have a way to contact you.


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  2. They're so gorgeous, Nellie! Love the canvases!!


  3. Hi Nellie, they look great. I thought I already was following you but you weren't showing up on my reader list - fixed that and put you on my blog roll so I won't loose you again. Have a great weekend. Kylie

  4. cute....I love love love doilys. Now have you tried glimmermist on them.....oh they come up a treat with that too....all you have to do is spray it on....Love the colours.

  5. Wow, Nellie! I am a doily fan and have contemplated dying them. But I hadn't thought of painting them. I have some spare mini canvases - now you have me thinking! J x

  6. I love how these came out. Also that color is amazing. Very cute.

  7. What a great idea. They have come up a treat. I have doily's, I have spare canvases and I have paint.

  8. INDEED Nellie....The colour's GORGEOUS....And this look VERY sweet....!!

    I'd consider myself a very LUCKY JUNKER if these were to find their way to me....!!!!!

    Tamarah :o)

  9. Nellie, that stuff is so awesome (the thick paint stuff!) i have never heard of it before!! you did a fantastic job!! You should do more, gold and silver backgrounds with an off white on top would look great i think too... or neutrals, such a lovely idea!! count me in ur giveaway!!!
    hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
    laura xx

  10. Hi Nellie,
    Thanks for sharing your idea. I would never have thought of painting doilies, let alone adding them to a canvas. It looks great.