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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Creativity takes courage

Blast it ...! I thought I was all organised and everything ready to go for my "Love to Create" project and now realise that this post should have been for last Sunday ...! Shakes head and mutters to herself ....

So ignoring my "boo boo", here is my project using MDF plaques to create a decorative home decor piece, coloured with my pan pastels. This was another item that PO failed to deliver to Nikky, (as a demo for the NEW Belle Papillon and Bella Fleur collection) ...

I wanted each plaque to be similar but also different at the same time. I have used all the same crafty items but the only difference was the colour. Each plaque was coloured with my pan pastels and sealed. I then added silver metallic pan pastel around the edges for added "bling". Next using the script stamp from the Belle Papillon stamp set, I over stamped the background with a complimentary ink. The next stage was to add the floral and butterfly elements. The floral elements has been both stamped directly on to each plaque (water coloured with pan pastels) and then stamped again on to water colour card and die cut. The butterflies have also been stamped directly on to the MDF, then on to acetate, embossed and cut out. Each plaque has the same elements but positioned differently. The one difference is that each plaque has differing sentiments, although they are stickers from the same Tim Holtz pack ... so similar but different ... now I'm starting to confuse myself ...

Blue Plaque

Creativity takes courage 
Everything has beauty
Live, create and tell the story

Pink Plaque

It's always the small things that make the bigger picture
Be amazed
Great things take time

Purple Plaque

 When nothing is sure, everything is possible
Fall in love with as many things as possible
Make it happen

The glasses were left over from Aaron's 18th birthday party from the photo booth I made. I've used my black (medium) pan pastel to alter the colours so that they fitted my scheme.

Although I have strung up the plaques, I haven't yet decided what to do with the string ends ... have a few ideas floating through my head: stampbord, possibly pegs, maybe quotes, more butterflies ...? So many ideas but one has not yet lodged itself in my brain. Any suggestions?

As I was busy yesterday celebrating my birthday, today is a ME day where I am going to do what I want. My birthday present to me. So on the cards is a little blog hopping, some Pinterest browsing (need decorating ideas for the bedroom) and some inky stamping. Ooohhhhhh I feel relaxed already.

Have a great day whatever you decide to do,

x x x

Products and links:

Crafty Calendar - something new (my stamp sets)
Inkspirational - flutter
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Craft Catz - anything goes with butterflies
Creative Artiste - anything goes mixed media
Allsorts - wings on things
Love to create - anything goes mixed media
More Mixed Media - anything goes with option of blue
Happy Little Stampers - mixed media
Happy Little Stampers - use dies


Planetsusie said...

I love your decorative plaques Lou - they really are brilliant. Similar but different, as you say! I really have to use my Pan Pastels like you have - think I'm a bit afraid of them - lol!! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Jac Curran said...

Wow these are fabulous, so detailed and beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful wall hanging. Love your design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope you will join is here again soon. Judy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Your creation is beautiful and thank you for entering our challenge theme of "Wings on Things", at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

sandie said...

Your me day sounds a lot of fun. This is a fabulous project and I do like the changes in colour. Thanks for joining Ink

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our wings theme at allsorts Tracy x

Shauna said...

Wow! What a creative decor pieces! Your colors are lovely and the butterflies paired with glasses are great! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Emma Sims said...

What a brilliant creation! Thank you so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die.

Emma - DT Member

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

a wonderful project. I have never worked with pan pastels. Love how you repeated your elements on each board but how different each look
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

Barb Housner (DT)

Linda said...

These look fab ... so much detail. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx

Helen Gullett said...

What a fabulous decor! Thanks for playing along with HLS Jan Anything Goes With Dies

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.