Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Stitch In Time Challenge Midway Inspiration

Hello everyone with an oops from me as guess who forgot to schedule her post for the midway inspiration for the May Challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog!
I hope you're all having a good week and enjoying some warmer weather at last. It's not been sunny here today and is rather windy but it's not cold really.
We have 2 new members of our family now having picked up our little furry babies on Sunday and they're right little devils, zipping around like greased lightning! Pics are at the end of the post for some awwws.

My chosen substrate is the largest size of MDF tag by That's Crafty! Surfaces and I started off my background by using the Triangle Lines 8 x 8 Stencil with texture paste to add a pattern. Once it was dry, I gave it a coat of Evergreen Multi Surface Paint.
The next layer was crackle glaze and once this had set, I brushed Green Multi Surface Paint over the top and hey presto! lots of crackle appeared as you can see on the second photo.
I stamped my flowers and leaves from my Fanciful Flowers stamp set 1 on Gelli printed papers from my stash, made with multi surface paints and Distress Oxide inks and stencilling. I cut out the whole flower from one and just the centre from another, then layered these up to make my floral element.
I brushed Lime Multi Surface Paint over a scrap of mixed media paper, stamping the lines of stitching from Donna's Girls Claire set of stamps using VersaFine Olympia Green ink and distressed the edges with an emery board.
I glued on the stitched panel and my floral embellishment, finishing off with the quote from Fanciful Flowers set 2 stamps on a scrap of lime painted mixed media paper.

There's a great prize of a £30 voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner and stencils for the Top 3 so what are you waiting for!

Now for some cute pics of Hazel and Sage our new furry babies.

Hazel is an Agouti colour which is a soft brown like a wild rabbit and Sage, her brother, is a Black Otter colour being mostly black with a reddish cream underside and they are both Netherland Dwarfs like our Dill who it must be said isn't too impressed with the babies at the moment! He's the grand age of 8 years and they're only 8 weeks old!!!

Have a great rest of week and see you soon.
Fliss xx


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a burst of sunshine Fliss, love that green just like fresh grass a perfect backdrop for your flowers to rest upon. Great use of the stitch stamp too, it has a great shape to it.
I have to admit I did awwwww when I came across the new fur babies, they are adorable and I darn't show my Daughter as she will surely want one. Enjoy their energy and beautiful presence i'm sure Dill will grow to love them or dodge them hee heee!!
Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag Fliss! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Gorgeous inky cracked background Fliss, sets off that lovely boom beautifully. Loving the new additional, so sweet, we have dozens of them but wild ones rushing around the paddocks. They know they are on safe territory.

B x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Fliss, I love that stencil - another one for my list, and the stitching stamp is fab - so realistic and just perfect for edging your lovely flowers. I'm sure Dill will soon be teaching the newcomers all he knowns! Have a very happy day, Sue xx

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Amanda said...

Beautiful Fliss, great background
Amanda x

Amanda said...

Beautiful Fliss, great background
Amanda x