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This week’s Sunday Stampers challenge requires you to use texture. Hels has created the most fabulous piece in gorgeous orange and pink colours with lots of flowers and butterflies, be sure to check it out. Here’s my piece:

P1060302 I started with a piece of heavy chipboard that I painted with gesso, followed by a coat of fibre paste. Once dry I applied modelling paste through a Dylusions stencil to create the leafy branches. Modelling paste is easy to use but I always get a little disappointed as it starts off beautifully white, like royal icing, but then dries slightly grey. A bit like washing really! I did the stencilling in two goes so that I could build up the leaves and was very good in that I let the first lot dry before doing the second.


I added some blue paint, followed by a dry brushing of white and then used my fingers to apply green paint over the leafy areas.The text was applied by stamping on to single ply tissue, tearing off sections and using watered down PVA both underneath and over the top. Finally, I added touches of Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy distress stains to tone the colours down slightly.


The poppies were made by colouring some Japanese rice paper with Dylusions ink and then cutting petals using Spellbinders blossom dies. Once cut, I stamped them with a script stamp and Vintage Photo then scrunched them up. The centres are faux black pearls.


The finishing touch was to add the little bee charm that I coloured with some gilding wax.


Thanks for buzzing by.


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  1. Good Day Mrs. Beez. This is a wonderful project. I just love love it. The leaves has alot of dimensions and the poppies are fantastic. I will have to try your technique in making them. a quick question as I am very new to this craft. What are “inchies”? LOL

    • Hi Lesline, as always lovely to have you buzz over and thank you for you kind comments. Inchies are 1 inch squares that you decorate pretty much how you like – mixed, colouring/painting/drawing, sewing – whatever you fancy, they are simply a small canvas. I usually make mine from thick card or chipboard. Twinchies are their grown-up cousins and are two inches square. It’s amazing what you can do in a small space! Hope life is good with you x

    • Thank you Dionne. I still think of your beautiful ATCs from last year and really had to fight my urge to put glitter on these! xx

  2. Simply gorgeous! Love everything about it…the layers, the textures, the colors and especially the poppies. They are my favorite flower and as it’s Veteran’s Day on Monday are solider will be offering them for donation to help our wounded. Fantastic job.

    • Thank you Sandra. I love poppies too and I’ve built up quite a collection of poppy jewellery that has all been sold in order to raise funds for war veterans, or widows, and their families. Over here, poppies go on sale around the end of October in order to mark Remembrance Day. There is a special service and wreath laying in most churches and on the 11th of November at 11am there will be a minutes silence.

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