Good morning folks, we're having some dreadful weather here this weekend but the sun came out yesterday for long enough to take the dogs for a walk, their first walk for a good few days as Benji has got the ok from the vets to have a short walk each day yippeeeee! There's still another week to enter our Floral Challenge at PanPastel UK, our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft Brands!
I've made a little wall hanging using some bright sunny colours I began by using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and light modelling paste coloured with Hansa Yellow Tint and Diarylide yellow tint I sealed the colour with Maimeri Matte Medium and sprinkled some glitter over while it was wet for a bit of extra sparkle. The MDF heart was crackled with kroma crackle coloured with the same PanPastels and the sentiment is from Indigo Blu (a freebie from a craft mag) stamped on tissue and applied with Matte medium) I've stamped some butterflies, from the new stamps by Premium Craft Brands, and layered up flowers, Dutch Doobadoo laser cut swirls and buttons, Dutch Doobadoo Honeycomb and lots of flowers. The flowers are made with crinoline fabric, Maimeri Iridescent Medium, PanPastels and more glitter.
I've done a quick step by step tutorial if you fancy having a go at making them
1 Brush Maimeri Iridescent Paste over your fabric and apply some PanPastels, brushing the colour in until you're happy with the shade
2 While wet, sprinkle on some glitter and then leave to dry
3. Die cut your flowers (the colours look a bit weird as I took these picks by electric light so apologies for the strange colours) I've also added some pink and blue flowers that were left over from another project (I think they may have been coloured with dylusions inks)
4. Layer your flowers up, I've added some layers that I die cut from netting too I've used my hot glue gun to layer them up
5. Using some more hot glue,pop a blob of glue in the centre of your flower and pop in some beads (or glitter/microbeads etc) Cup your hand to shape the flower and they are ready to use. In real life they have a lovely shimmer and sparkle but it hasn't show up too well at all
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
A Little bit crafty: flower power
Alphabet Challenge: H for Handmade embellishments
Craftitude: anything goes/use a die
Dies R Us: flowers
Paper Pretties: flowers
Unruly Paper Arts: Fabric Frenzy
Thanks so much for visiting today, have a lovely bank holiday weekend