Sunday 9 March 2014

Julie Ann inspired

Hello everyone, I hope you all have had a great weekend and enjoyed lots of crafty time. I've been away most of the weekend and not had time to craft except that tonight I got home a little earlier and while having a bath checked out the Paper Artsy blog site to see who was the guest designer and OMG it was the lovely Julie Ann with an exquisite project which you can see here. Well I just had to play...

I didn't have a mask but Julie Ann mentioned you could use something like a flower so that is what I thought I would do. Now I'd grab a coffee coz this post is a little photo heavy because I wanted to show the steps.

I started by cutting the large tattered floral from sizzix which is huge. I used some paper from the tilda country escape range by Tone finnanger - I love tone's range and her dolls and angels are fab.

Anyway here are the cut outs

These are the colours I used 

I wanted to keep the colours translucent so that the pattern on the paper showed through. On the yellow parts I added some claret the edges to make them look more dramatic.

I assembled the flower and the sprayed it with vanish to that the UTEE would stick then heated it once it became sticky I added some more UTEE 

I loved the way it looks like water droplets where I let it puddle slightly.

I then covered my canvass in haystack, once it was dry I spritz it with water and added some brusho in lemon and yellow 

I then added the flowers. I made the leaves in the same way using these colours 

I added some veins to leave and then using versamark added the utee. I applied the flower and most of the leave to the canvas using doublsided foam tape to give it some lift.

I then added a word and butterfly

...and here it is hanging on my wall

Thank you for taking the time look at this and I'd live to read your comments

Debs xxx



  1. I can't believe you've done this already - it is absolutely stunning!! I love how you've used the big Timmy flower - superb - and the colours are just gorgeous.

  2. Hi Deborah! I just knew you'd come up with something fabulous and you have! I love the flower - so glad that it works really well. I don't have that big flower - I so need it now! The lovely glistening petals and the colours - ooh, it is all tremendous! I am delighted that you jumped out of the bath to do this! Glad you didn't slip actually!!! Julie Ann xxx

  3. Wowser Deborah! Incredible. Colours and finish on petals is outstanding. Am halfway thro green man and thought that I was quick. Yours is more than brill! Xx

  4. Well, you were certainly speedy tonight! Your canvas is gorgeous, I love the colours.

  5. Wow Speedy Gonzales! Deborah this is absolutely awesome and looks brilliant on your wall. I kept thinking I didn't need Tim's huge flower for exactly that reason ..... it's too big but you have shown exactly why I do need it! I totally agree with Helen on the colours too, really fabulous!

    Lesley Xx

  6. Fabulous canvas Deborah, the large TH die is perfect for this and so is your color choice. A wonderful canvas, love you were inspired to go create as soon as you could, great passion there:-) xxx

  7. Wow Deborah that flower is amazing!!! and the colours are just right for it!! love the way you have curled all the petals..excellent!! and it looks amazing on your wall xxx

  8. Wow! That flower is simply stunning Deb! xxx

  9. Love the depth you created by using these colors and adding UTEE... Stunning piece of art ! Thank you so much for sharing this !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  10. This is gorgeous panel, great flowers and it's colours.

  11. Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning canvas, I really love the flower, it's truly amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

  12. This is beautiful, and it's the perfect sentiment 'cos it does make me smile xx

  13. Oh, it's so gorgeous! Looks wonderful with the flower.

  14. Wow, that flower is gorgeous!

    Emma x

  15. Fabulous flower and technique !


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