Sunday, 27 April 2014

Nature's Beauty

Hello there everyone and hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm a very happy crafter today as for the first time in I can't remember how long, I've managed to do some creating that isn't DT work - yippee!
My frame is inspired by the latest challenge at Crafty Individuals which is Nature's Beauty so how could I resist when I love nature so much. The post is a bit picture heavy to show the detail and I hope you like it.

I started off with a blank papier mache frame which I decorated using my Shabby Chic Peeloff Technique which you can find HERE. It's very easy and this time I used a combination of flourish and daisy peeloffs - the daisies were gold and the flourishes copper but I bet you'd never guess that if I hadn't told you!
For the frame, I used Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress inks after 2 coats of gesso as the frame was kraft coloured. After using my technique, I then stamped on a daisy from CI-206 Flower Heads with Palette Raw Sienna ink which is permanent like StazOn.I then rubbed some Creative Expressions Cast Bronze Gilding Wax.
The central panel was made by colouring a piece of thick, smooth cartridge paper with Distress Inks applied with an acrylic block - I used Crushed Olive, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade and smooshed the ink around on the paper whilst it was still wet.
I stamped the silhouette meadow image - CI-367 - twice with VersaFine Olympia Green ink and stamped some of the butterflies from CI-231 on scrap cartridge paper with the same green. I cut these out and added them to the panel after sticking it in the frame.
I then sanded the raised peeloff elements slightly to knock off a little of the paint and embossing for a vintage look.

 Thanks to everyone at Crafty Individuals for inspiring me.
Fliss xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had time for a bit of fun! Beautiful card! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Nature is truly beautiful, and so is your gorgeous piece! Love those beautiful bright colours!

Anonymous said...

So glad you were able to enter the CI Challenge especially as you have such a love for nature.
This challenge was tailor made for you.
A beautiful creation, there is a lovely delicate appearance to it.
Thank You for entering the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Deborah said...

I know what you mean, Fliss. i get less and less time just to play these days. I love your nature inspired piece - that daisy stamped frame is so pretty and the picture inside so glorious and golden.

thassos456 said...

Gorgeous project :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely frame and picture, flies. Thank you for joining in the crafty individual's challenge,

Lucy x