Hi there, I had such a lazy weekend I didn't even get much crafting done but yesterday I managed to motivate myself to have a play with my acrylic paints and make this card. The decoupage is 'Field of Poppies' from The Crafty Purple Frog, I've been lucky enough to win a couple of these gorgeous decoupage sheets and they really are beautiful. Once i'd done the cutting out and layering up, I sprayed it with some Crafters Companion 'Spray and Shine' and layered it up on some Marianne die cuts
The background is 'paint fusioned', I used wilkinsons emulsion tester pots and watered down pva glue for the crackle background and stamped the poppies and leaves from Sheena Douglass' paint fusion 'Poppies' with stazon. I used pink and burgundy acrylic paints for the poppies instead of the true reds as I wanted to mirror the colours in the decoupage. I love poppies, they are one of my favourite summer flowers.
Once all the paint was dry I distressed the background with bundled sage distress ink and stamped the 'poppies' text stamp and swirls from the same stamp set in versamark and embossed with gold ep. I edged the background with more gold EP and matted on some black card edged with a gold krylon pen. To finish off I added some dots of ranger black enamel accents.
It was really difficult to get a decent pic as the spray and shine really does shine lol, anyway here's a pic to try and catch a bit of the detail.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: all about flowers
Crafty Purple Frog: Summer sun
Dream Valley: Summer theme
I did it creations: Floral
Pile it on: Your favourite technique (I love anything with paint and lots of MESS lol)
Quirky Crafts: make your own patterned paper
Shopping our Stash: Use something from a RAK/Candy/Prize etc (I've used the decoupage from CPF which I won in a challenge)
thanks for visiting today