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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Just breathe it all in ...

"Just breathe it all in" ... isn't that a wonderful statement and can be applied in many different ways. Well it was my inspiration for my project for Love 2 Create Challenges and I have used it on a 10p frame I found in a local charity shop ...

I covered the frame with Maimeri white gesso and when dry, a good coating of pearlescent blue pan pastel. On the edges I have used phtalo blue pastel to add a little contrast.

 Colours used: magenta, yellow green & perm green

Using the wonderful new stamps from Polka Doodles, Tropical Flowers 1, I stamped all the images on to water colour card and added the pan pastels with a dry paint brush, blending the colour out with water. For added protection, I covered each of the images with perfect medium and then a healthy layer of clear embossing powder.

Colours used on Humming Bord: magenta and orange

The sentiment that gave me my inspiration, was stamped at the very top for all to see with the hummingbird. Everything was then sealed with a good coat of Mod Podge. Now all I need to do is add a photo ...

Sunday is my lazy day interspersed with household chores and if I can, I try and stay in my PJ's all day ... doesn't always go to play mind you! Have a great day doing whatever makes you happy,

x x x

Products and links:

Love 2 Create Challenges - anything mixed media/messy/inky
Crafting when we can - squares (my frame)
Eclectic Ellapu - (pink team) floral
Polka Doodles - anything goes
That's Crafty - birds of a feather
Get creative - lots of blue
Simon Says - anything goes


Claire Boelema said...

Absolutely beautiful Lou x

Anjie said...

Another stunner chick!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful frame :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautifully transformed
Carol x

Helen Haines said...

Absolutely stunning, love the beautiful colours and the whole idea. Thank you for joining us at the Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles. Helen DT xx

Janelle said...

A super frame! Love the use of colour and dimension. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges. Janelle (DT) :)

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely project. Liking your flowers. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenge

Lisa West said...

Gorgeous project, those flowers are fab. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx