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:
By the Cute and Girly: In the garden
Cupcake Craftroom: flowers and leaves
Kaboodle Doodles: floral showcase
Sir Stampalot: photo inspiration
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: embossing
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