Monday, 20 July 2015

Secret Poppy

After spending far too long on Pinterest the other evening, I was reminded of a technique I've not used for some time, so thinking cap on, off to the craft room I went and got the paint out.

I started with a piece of white card 10cm square and painted it with Fresco Chalk paint in slate. Once dry wiped it over with an anti-static bag and stamped the images in versa-mark and embossed with clear powder.

The stamps I used were all from Lavinia's range; secret garden, fuchsia, small path and the foliage stamp from the magazine freebie set.

Next I painted the whole piece again in a mix of Hint of Mint and Guacamole, then when just touch dry wiped it over with a piece of damp kitchen paper. This reveals the clear embossed art work underneath.

I had also stamped the gate on another piece of painted card so that I could open the gate and stick another one onto the back.

Various areas of the clear embossing were then lightly rubbed with treasure gold in ruby and olive bronze and also metallic lustre in black shimmer.

Then I stamped the poppy in black archival ink onto some shrink plastic, once dry turned the plastic over and coloured in the stamped image with Promarker pens. This was then cut out and heated.

In the opening of the gate I stuck a piece of lightly patterned paper then mounted the whole piece onto some glossy black card. 

I cut 4 corners from the same black card and then mounted the whole piece onto a burgundy coloured card. A black pearl gem was added to the gate to form a handle.

I would like to enter this into Lavinia Stamps challenge no 7 titled 'Add a Flower'. To view the DT's wonderful samples for this challenge click on the link here.

Thanks as always for stopping by, hope this might inspire you to get 'painty' too. Take care and have a great week, Jane x


  1. This is beautiful - and how inspired, to open the door to the secret garden!

    Thanks for sharing and good luck in the Lavinia challenge.


  2. Beautiful card and such a lovely technique, thanks for sharing. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx DT member

  3. That is lovely Jane - a fabulous technique which gives a lovely effect. Thank you for joining in the Lavinia Challenge and good luck - Hellen (DT)

  4. I am really loving this one, colours design, everything!! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  5. Beautiful Card Jane..... love the subtle colours used too ..... Perfect for many of an occasion ..... Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck..... Marianne DT xxx

  6. Just looking at this one from your craft gallery on Pinterest... Wow, so beautiful scene, love love it Jane!!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week-end, hugs
    Coco xx