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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Paint fusion parasol

Hello my blogging buddies, sorry my blog has been less than inspiring lately but sometime life gets in the way of crafting although I think we're getting back to normal now. I'm still in a bit of a muddle at home but managed to have a play with my paint fusion goodies and eventually came up with this.

I say eventually as this was about my 4th attempt lol. The gorgeous parasol shape is from Caroline's Rubber stamps, they are a great size for painting on and great value too. I love Carolines decor plates for painting on and this is the first time I've had a play with the parasol and its going to be one of my favourites :-)

The board has withstood layers and layers of paint beautifully. I made a crackle background and tried to paint the paint fusion roses but they looked awful  so I painted another crackle background and more roses ... it still looked awful so I tried again. Now I'm not a quitter but after my third attempt I decided to have a break from the roses and painted another crackle background, I was having a little hop around some of my favourite blogs for some inspiration and as soon as I saw the gorgeous photo inspiration from Sir Stampalot for this months challenge I decided to use my favourite poppies and daisies stamps and got a much better result. I've used a mixture of pebeo and eco green acylic paints for the flowers, the base is emulsion paint and vpa glue and I used a clear satin topcoat. I used gold utee to emboss around the edges and also on the handles and the tip of the parasol - I used 3 layers for these and used a Chocolate Baroque stamp to create the texture. 

I'm entering my parasol in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craftroom: flowers and leaves
Kaboodle Doodles: floral showcase
Sir Stampalot: photo inspiration

My craftroom is still rather cluttered from our recent leaky pipes but when I find my box of tassels I think a nice red tassel on the handle will finish this off perfectly.
Thanks for visiting 
Claire xx


  1. This is just stunning Claire and those poppies look virtually real. The parasol shape is gorgeous too.
    Hope you're getting there with sorting out all your troubles and sending hugs,
    Fliss xx

  2. Great stuff Claire - love the crackle background and your painting.
    Hope you are ok.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. WOW!!!!! so so amazing!!!!! I love it!!!! Hugs Juls

  4. Wow! This is superb, Claire! Beautifully painted, and a fab take on our photo theme. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    Lynne x

  5. Claire that just gorgeous, so beautifully painted and when you find that tassle it will be perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  6. Wow, this is stunning Claire. Your painting is fabulous - the daisies seem to "pop" out of the screen, they are so realistic.
    Sylvia x

  7. Gorgeous painting and a fab creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Wow that is beautiful! Think everyone loves poppies! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

  9. Oh wow Claire, what a super piece of work and take on the photo inspiration.

    I keep seeing bits of Sheena pop up here and there and still resisited so far, but might have to take the plunge.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  10. What a fabulous card - beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  11. oh wow this is awesome i absolutely love it i am thinking of trying this out but think i might ake a mess of it lol you surehave a talent with this style of art its gorgeous xx

  12. Wow, amazing creation! So bold and stunning!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

  13. Wow claire this is beautiful love the shape too! Thanks for joing us in Flowers and Leaves Challenge at Cupcake Craftroom! Hugz Sal x

  14. what a wonderful creation
    Fantastic interpretation of the photo

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  15. Absolutely stunning, hun!!! Love this parasol and the poppies really pop!!! Congrats on your top pick at the Sir Stampalot, very well deserved!!! xx

  16. This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna


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