Wednesday 4 May 2016


My project today started as a card 
and ended up being a wall hanging!  
I started by laying down a tulip stencil
I stamped clouds in VersMark, as a resist and then
used several colours of Brusho's and sprayed water for the background.
I removed the stencil, masked sun and mopped a little of the Brusho's and water.
I wasn't sure how much would have seeped under the stencil but it was OK.
Using water colours I coloured  the tulips and sunshine, as I wanted to keep 
with the watery look of the background.
 The clouds, birds and tall cowslip flowers where stamped in black archival ink.
 I then went over the black ink with a watered down white paint to soften the look.
The text at the bottom has been stamped with green ink.
The butterflies have been die cut from sprayed card stock to give some dimension.

I finished off with stamping the sentiment and heat embossing Frantage 
around the edges and randomly on the project.
I love this stuff...Adds interest, texture and usually surprise results.

I had fun creating the wall hanging and learnt lots along the way.
The reason it ended up not being a card was that the piece was around A4 size 
and I thought I would use it as a master board and cut it up...I couldn't x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media - No Cards - Anything Goes using a stencil..
Mixed Media MC Monthly - Butterflies and Blooms
Double D Challenge - Mood board
Inspired by the pink tulips
Tuesday Throwdown - Welcome Spring


Darlene said...

My goodness ... how beautiful and how creative! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Mac Mable said...

Thank you for your kind comments and your gorgeous inspiration photo..the tulips are fabulous x

Liz said...

A lovely, bright wall hanging. Love all the detail. xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is absolutely incredible Mac!! Love the wonderful scene and your beautiful added texture!! Those flowers are so pretty! What a lovely wall hanging with this happy design!! :) HUGS

Diane said...

Wow absolutely stunning Mac, the colors and design and thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

Hugs Diane

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Liz x

Mac Mable said...

So generous and thank you so very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much, so kind x

Diane said...

Beautifully created with such pretty colors too!! Thank you for joining us at Double D for our 'Birthday/Mother's Day challenge!
Diane DD DT

Mac Mable said...

Loved the tulips on your challenge photo inspiration board x

Tanja said...

love your design and the spring color combo - sometimes you just got to go with the flow and ending up with a home decor piece is not the worst of all possible outcomes :o) - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge and I hope to see you again in the gallery

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much and yes enjoyed going with the flow x

Marina said...

So rich with colour - this is great!

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful project, gorgeous colours used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D. Do hope we see you next challenge with your fabulous talent.xx
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome hanging plaque -- great scene. Thanks for joining in at DD's~

Ros Crawford said...

Well it looks amazing! I'm so glad you joined in with the Double D Challenge!

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


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TangledBlueRose said...

I love this wall hanging, so creative and fun! The tulips are so pretty and happy. Love the wonderful colors. Thanks so much for playing at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.~kim

Unknown said...

Love the wall hanging - great idea!! I loved seeing how you used the stencil, thank you so much for sharing your steps and thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Donna B. said...

Simply gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month.