Friday, 6 February 2015

My Inspiration

Hi Everyone

This month at WOW HQ is the theme 'Inspired by fellow DT'

I have chosen Birgit Koopsen and she makes some fantastic backgrounds with different mediums.  Her philosophy is  
'Everything in life is Scrapable' 

Here is my take on her blog post 'When on Malta'

I made this by:
  • Starting with a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and painting it with white  Gesso.  I heat dried this.
  • I then took some masks and used some medium paste and had a palette knife and pushed the pattern through the masks.
  • Straight away I sprayed some light inks and tipped the paper so that it ran down the page this was so that some of the ink would penetrate the medium paste.  I then let this dry. 
  • I then got a dew drop stamp and stamped onto newspaper with versamark and Platinum embossing powder.  I heat set this and cut the dew drops out and coloured them in with dark brown inks.

  • I then took a flower stamp and stamped this out with versamark and heat set with ebony embossing powder.  I stamped over the petals with the stamp of the month   De-vine in again versamark and ebony embossing powder.
  • The leaf dies I covered in versamark and ebony embossing powder and heat set.
  •  The balloon I stamped in versamark and ebony embossing powder and then added walnut stain distress ink.
  • The bottom border is a spellbinder die.
  • The borders behind the picture are from spellbinders and I covered these in versamark and heat set with metalic copper embossing powder.
  • The word love is chipboard and I coloured this in the promarkers and over the top added clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • I added a few metal embellishments a cotton flower and ribbon.
  • The picture cam from
 It took me a few days to do the final piece and this is what it looked like at the beginning of the week as I didn't know where to put the embellishments:

  Take care and have a wonderful month.
Sue x


  1. Absolutely Stunning! You have totally reflected the strength in the image with your choice of embellies & rich, 'strong' colours! Really cool, inspiring piece... :)

  2. Wow - this is so unique. Love the colors. And so glad you took a picture of it at the beginning of the week. The end of the week result is FANTASTIC. Waiting worked!! Thanks so much for sharing. j.


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