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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Hats off to Sweet Poppy

Good morning Lovelies and what a beautiful morning it is, I've done some housework and I'm going to sit in the garden with a cuppa while I wait for the washing machine to finish! Ahhhhh!

So, I've been having some fun with Sweet Poppy Stencils, and made several, but today I'm just going to just share one, I finished it this morning, what do ya think?

I've used a Memory Box mask for the background, for the image I used Distress inks in Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed and Barn Door through the stencil, I removed the stencil and dried thoroughly, cleaning the stencil before replacing it carefully and adding low tack masking tape to secure it, then I used a generous blob of translucent texture paste, using the spreader tool first to apply the paste then despensing what's left back into the pot, I then went over a second time, this time a bit firmer to remove and smooth the paste, again replacing what comes off, you actually use very little paste, I must admit, all the pastes I've used, Sweet Poppy pastes are the best for stencil work, perfect consistency without a doubt, then carefully removing the tape, I do sides first then the bottom, leaving the top in place to act as a hinge, then gently lifting the stencil, at this point you can see if any is missing and because the hinge is there you can drop it down in exactly the same place to re-apply, I've never had to do that since using this paste, but that's not to say I won't! Lol! anyway once I was satisfied I got the coverage I sprinkled over glass micro beads and left to dry overnight. The sentiment is from Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi.

Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx

 

18 comments:

jane stillman said...

Loving the colours you've used, and a great design

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous make as always Zoe, thinking of doing the same, my washing is just about finished, love pegging it out when the chance arrives...hugs my friend xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous and stunning colour Zoe. Love it.
xx

Eileen said...

My favourite technique and you have NAILED IT!!!!
Lovely work xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Super stunning Zoe love it hun have a great day hugs Judith x

Lazy Sunday said...

Beautiful, lovely sunshine colours. I always remember Lucy's tip: 3 strikes and you're out ;) xxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous x

Cheremane said...

This is stunning Zoe love the colours xx

Gillian xXx said...

This is great and you explain it so well.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's so pretty! I love the softness you achieved with your stenciling. Blessings!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So nice, I really haven't gotten into stenciling yet, but I totally LOVE this card, esp the colors you chose. It's so beautiful.

Joan said...

Love your card, brilliant stencilling

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Love the bright sparkle

Karen said...

Stunning, lovely colours. Kx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and the fabulous hat.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

The sentiment is fab with those lovely sunny colours! Xxx

Theresa Pace said...

looks really cool. love the colours usd. i need to get some translucent paste xx

Gwyneth said...

Fab card. I love the colour tones in your hat.