Saturday, 15 June 2013

Blue Sweetie...

It's the halfway mark over at the A Little Bit Crafty challenge this month... the challenge is to create 'something sweet'!
I've made a painty panel (shock horror!!), but one that uses only a little paint. Perfect to get those of you that don't use paint all that often off to a messy start!
I started off by embossing one side of the kraft panel with a dotty embossing folder. Yes, you do need to squish up the cardstock to get it to go through the machine! We were never aiming for perfectly smooth, however, so a little crumpling can only add to the texture and interest of the piece!
I then added the pale blue paint. Easy peasy, just scraped on randomly with a palette knife!

 I dried this off, then did the sewing around the edges and on the background. Next comes the ivory paint. I waited to do this because I wanted to soften the stitching, blue over the stitching would be too much, but a little ivory works well...
The ivory is also perfect to highlight the raised dotty areas..
My figure is stamped onto an old book page, then a chit chat sticker added to finish...
Simple, quick and a nice way to get into paint!
Love Trish xxx


  1. Love the embossed dots, the scraped paint and the delicious book text stamped image - another treat of a make, Trish!
    Alison x

  2. Cannot believe I haven't commented on this one (& think there's another one in email waiting) - most indeedily sorry!!
    It is a wonderful piece, Trish - love the colours; contrast of the blue & ivory against the Kraft. Yummylicious!! He is such a cutie & looks great on book pages! :))


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