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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Paint fusion poppies and daisies

Good morning folks, well after my long weekend off work my nose will be back to the grindstone this morning but before I venture out into the snow here's a quick couple of projects. Sorry about the pics, the light was really weird yesterday one minute it was bright sunshine the next black clouds and a blizzard. I've made a couple of mdf plaques that I got from Joanna Sheen and given them the paint fusion treatment.

This first project was inspired by the lovely Brenda's special celebration challenge. pop over and have a look here.  Brenda has been a very special inspiration to me so I had to have a play and enter. Brenda is so generous with her ideas but also unbelievable generous with her goodies - she is celebrating her 4th blogaversary with some really special prizes! Happy Blogaversary Brenda, we should really be giving you pressies for all the inspiration you share with us.

Anyway back to my project, I gave the mdf plaque a quick coat of magnolia emusion paint and then a light sanding. Next I stamped the poppies with black stazon and painted them with acrylic paint. Now this was meant to be a quick project and the painting didn't take long at all but the letters - what a nightmare! I decided that I wanted nice sparkly letters  and thought all i need is some lime stickles and a bit of glossy accents, easy peasy .... mmmmm maybe not! I cut the letters on my cricut, coloured them with promarkers and then added the stickles. Left them to dry and when i went back i was a 'p' short and i'd lost my apostrophe! So back to the cricut, promarkers and stickles, left them to dry and added the glossy accents. Now I'd lost the 'm' grrrrrrrrr. How annoying, even more when I'd made another 'm' and then found the first one stuck to my sleeve lol.

My second plaque was made in the same way using Sheena Douglass' daisy stamps. This time I added some little daisies I'd made with air dry clay.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps: bring on spring
all that stickles: any green stickles
Paper Crafting journey: anything but a card

Thanks for popping by,
have a lovely day 
Claire xx


  1. They are both beautiful Claire. Love the air dry clay poppies too. I'm glad I'm not the only one who walks around with bits stuck to them. Lost a mask I'd punched for making a sun the other day and found it (eventually) stuck to the cardy I'd been wearing at the time.
    Beryl xx

  2. These are so beautiful Claire. I love poppies and daisies and the colours and details are just wonderful.
    Take care in the snow
    Hugs Sue

  3. Beautiful Claire! It sure goes well with Brenda's blog header! I hope you are not working too hard, Shirleyxx

  4. I just knew you would do poppies Claire, I think you love them as much as I do and the plaque you have made is absolutely beautiful, so vibrant. The daisy one is also lovely but of course the poppies win.

    I am thrilled that you have taken the time to make something so special and join in my blog celebration and really appreciate your kind words.

    B x

  5. I hope work hasn't been too bad today
    You plaques are both lovely but I just love poppies so that one has to be my favourite

    Jackie x

  6. I love the vibrancy of these Claire - beautiful plaques. I laughed at your description of the letters - normal folk just don't appreciate all this background hassle do they! Nicola x

  7. These are both stunning! I love your idea and you did an awesome artjob with these.

    Have a nice and perhaps sunny day!


  8. Hi Claire - these are stunning! I regularly find bits and pieces stuck to my clothes after been creating. In particular letters regularly get stuck onto my arms - but you really did make me smile with your description. Both of these are stunning and whoever gets them will love them! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything But a Card challenge and I hope we see you again hugs Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team (

  9. Gorgeous cards - love the design and the beautiful papers!
    Thanks for joining in Addicted to Stamps spring Challenge!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  10. A beautiful creation, with lots of gorgeous flowers, thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge.
    Teresa x

  11. Oh these are so beautiful Claire love the clay daisies, I bet Brenda loves them
    Lindsay xx

  12. lovely creation!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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