Tulip Challenge, The Cottage Style Street Team


Sadie Lou of Sadie Lou Who is the Administrator and founder of the Cottage Style Street Team on Etsy. She just had another wonderful TREASURY created, which is made up of tulip designs from the group. Sadie Lou is as magical as her name given to her blog and her Etsy Shop! The person that selected the tulips creations has a gorgeous shop on Etsy called I Heart That Dance, and a wonderful blog by the same name. I know how difficult it is to find space to create a treasury, so I would like to say thank you.

She hand-picked many of us to be included in her Street Team on Etsy. She decided to have a lovely Tulip Challenge, having us create using the tulip theme and presented the Challenge to the group. My first creation was already sold on Etsy, but I created these two canvas creations for the challenge.

Tulip Celebration 6 x 6 CSST

My first creation is a 6" x 6" square canvas with a Tulip Celebration print from my original watercolor color painting.
Mom's TulipsOriginal Watercolor Painting

I used a taupe canvas with wide border. I trimmed the canvas in orange and yellow french ribbon and topped it off with a bow. It is very nice on an easel or hanging on the wall. Both creations are listed on my Etsy Shop.

Tulip Celebration 5 x 7 CSST

I painted the original watercolor painting of tulips for my mother. After I created my prints, I set out to create several canvas creations.

Print from Original Watercolor Painting

My second creation is a 5 x 7 canvas with a Tulip Celebration print also from my original watercolor painting. This canvas is a white linen and trimmed in the same french ribbon.

When I first started to design some tulip creations I had to have some tulip bouquets for inspiration.

Even though my art room is nicely organized these days, I always love to create at the kitchen table, so I grabbed the bouquets and my art supplies and made a lovely creative mess.

Now if you would like to tip toe through the tulip celebration challenge that Sadie Lou created on our Cottage Style Street Team, then visit the links to all the members of the Cottage Style Street Team by going to this link to each member. We also have a lovely flickr group that is host to so many beautiful Cottage Style Creations.

The song for this post is Tip Toe Through The Tulips.

Tulip Celebration for the CSST
I Heart That! Dance said...

A wonderful post Karen!! And gorgeous tulip entry :D

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, tulips are one of my most favorite flowers! Lovely lovely post!

Enjoy your weekend!


Anonymous said...

What fun...I love tulips and their luscious colors. Your painting is beautiful.
Spring is here...we have daffodils, forsythia and trees blooming...just in time for Easter.

Unknown said...

You are so lucky. It's SNOWING again outside my window. I believe all of our robins have little Red Sox jackets on!

Anonymous said...

Your watercolours are beautiful, Karen! ~ Lynda xox

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen,

I really love these paintings!

Warm regards,


Vee said...

How joyful! I really enjoyed seeing your work!

Thanks for visiting me today, Karen. (I've heard how buried Toronto is, can't imagine what it must be like to see it in person.)

~~Deby said...

oh is this just SOOOO beautiful..TULIPs a REAL favorite of mine and you sure brought them to life...this is just so pretty....

Cherish the Home said...

Oh my! Tulips are my absolute favorite flower and your paintings are gorgeous!!

I love the ribbon on the edges of the canvas too. (o:


Jodi Ohl said...

This is a lovely collage/painting!!! I like that your etsy team had challenges for you all to step up to:) Great idea!