Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Indian Summer Iylah Poppy Frame

Indian summer for me sums up bright oranges, reds, pinks, purples n green.
For this challenge I have decorated a frame for my great niece's birthday. She will be 1 this Thursday. Her middle name is poppy so just crying out for me to use the poppy stamps.
·         Firstly I painted an old picture frame with a mixture of red and orange satin acrylic paint. i wanted a mat finish so I mixed pantry white and it did the trick. I used cut n dry to apply the paint as this helps any problem of visible brush strokes. the paint blends easier with cut and dry, i put the 3 blobs of paint on a brown craft sheet and picked a little of each colour then press against the mat, this pushes the colour into the cut n dry. I had some paint left over so applied to some card to use for the stamps.
·         You may be thinking the frame is orange! I changed my mind cos the red and orange didn’t compliment the photo so used acrylic orange and pantry white.
·         I stamped the poppies with Versamark and embossed.
·         Added more colour to them.
·         Cut them out.
·         Stuck them to the frame with PVA glue.
·         Sprayed all of the frame and poppies to seal it.
Voila pretty frame for a pretty little girl.

Materials used
Indigoblu stamps - Poppy Meadow.
Indigoblu - pantry white paint.
Embossing powder-Stampendous vintage mahogany tinsel.
Sizzix - Tattered Florals XL die
Darice embossing folder.
Sue Wilson butterfly die.
Wink of Stella violet, pink, black.
Crafters companion pink glitter spray varnish.

From my stash
Wooden frame.
Acrylic paint
Centura pearl green card.
White card.

Challenge entered;