Wednesday 15 May 2013

Alison's guest piece - 'Grow some love'

Yes, we promised you another make from our other 'Top 3 merit' badge winner, Alison (aka Craftytrog) and here it is...

"Here’s how my piece ‘Grow Some Love’ was made…

I took a piece of packaging, about 5 x 4 “, and glued on some pieces of torn music sheet. I then gave it a base coat of gesso. Next, I used Bombay Inks in blues & greens, to create a water colour background. I used my fingers to add some more gesso in places & around the edges, to tone down the colour.

I stamped the heart flowers from the Paperbag Studios Little Feet plate three times, onto my base. I stamped the large heart, the baby’s face, & a Chocolate Baroque flower onto some music sheet, then cut them out & glued them in place. I used a water brush & some teal Bombay ink to add some colour around the baby’s face.

I used alphabet stamps to create the words on some plain music paper, cut them out, edged them with black ink, then glued them in place.

I finished off my artwork, by punching two holes, adding some eyelets, & a piece of lace to hang it with."
Another wonderful make to get you thinking and making, thank you Alison!

We're now half way through our challenge month but if you thought that's it then think again for we have more great makes lined up for you to see - the challenge isn't over until the last second! In a few days time we'll have another post showing Gabrielle's second make.

Hope to see you soon, happy crafting! xxx


  1. A fabulous hanging Alison, such a creative piece. Thanks for sharing with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love the colours,textures, images the lot! xxxx

  3. haven't used these stamps for ages - I'd forgotten how cute they are. great hanging Alison

  4. Brilliant blues and greens.... love it!

  5. Fabulous creation ... thank you for sharing how you made it!

  6. Such inventive stamping - the baby flower is a fabulous creation! A wonderful piece, Alison...
    Alison xx

  7. What a quirky piece , love those heart flowers hugs trace x

  8. A really original take on the theme. Lovely x.

  9. I have read many blogs in the net but have never come across such a well written blog. Good work keep it up.


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