Friday, 5 May 2017

And now for something a bit different

This is my final blog project for this week and once again it features one of the new Little Claire stamps which are launched on Hochanda at 11 this morning. This is a MDF heart plaque and I loved it so much that I didn't want to send it back to Little Claire.
what you will need:
LC Designs Hedgehog dinkie stamp
MDF heart
cream emulsion paint
black Versa Fine ink pad
black fine tip pen
5mm yellow and blue satin ribbon
Prepare the MDF heart by painting it with cream emulsion paint, when it is completely dry, stamp the image using a black Versa Fine ink pad and using the ink pad carefully colour the sides of the plaque.
Punch out a circle in a piece of copy paper and keep the punched out circle for later, place the hole over the Dandelion and colour the circle with yellow pastel chalks.
Make a mask for the Hedgehog from a post it note, stuck it over the Hedgehog and colour in the grass area (you can not use distress inks on emulsion paint as the pigment will just disappear).
Make some cloud shaped masks, stick them on the sky area, stick the punched out circle over the Dandelion and colour the sky.
Remove the masks, colour in the Hedgehog, stamp the sentiment and attach the ribbons.
If you wish to set the colours on the plaque you could spray it with mat varnish (must be spray varnish) or hair spray.
I loved the subtle colours on this plaque and the image is so cute I really must get round to making myself one now that the original has gone off to be sown on TV.
I haven't done any crafting for a couple of days and I`m getting withdrawal symptoms so it`s perhaps as well that I`m doing my day job today (dinner lady). I will have to remember to record the Little Claire shows on TV and try to find time to watch them this weekend. It was my Birthday last Saturday and my friend took me shopping on Monday to celebrate. My friend is not a crafter but came in every craft shop with me and then waited patiently whilst I got over excited at the things on the shelves and then did 6 laps of the shop just to make sure I hadn't missed any thing. So I have some new stuff to play with (mostly paper) and I have to decide next week weather to play with my new things or clean the house, which has been neglected since Easter - no contest, housework will still be waiting when I`ve finished playing.

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