Thursday 23 October 2014

Wintery Frame {with Eclectica³ Lin Brown Stamps by Sue Carrington}

Hello, it's Sue here and tonight I'm sharing a small, wooden Christmas frame using the gorgeous Lin Brown stamps.

I started by lightly sanding the frame then giving it a coat of Chalk Fresco Finish and when it was dry I used a baby wipe with some Antarctic Fresco Finish. The recessed area was painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin Fresco Finish paints.

I then used the snowflakes stamp from the ELB10 set and stamped it using Merlin Fresco Finish. I added some dots of Chalk too, which you'll see in a later photo.


The flower is made from Crunchy Paper, 3 layers were painted with Merlin and then I splattered them with watered down Antarctic Fresco Finish paint. The botton 2 layers are painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin and I dabbed a little Merlin around the edge of the petals. I've stuck a panel of Smoothy Card behind the flower which I've stamped with the snowflake.

The word Noel is from the ELB11 set and is stamped on to mount board that's been painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin. I've then cut it in to individual letters and mounted them onto another piece of painted mountboard. I then attached the panel using some jump rings and screw eyelets.


Hope you've enjoyed tonight's post ! See you again soon !

A huge thanks to Sue from all at PaperArtsy. Wow! we love that flower. The whole project is wintery elegance. The title looks great hanging underneath, makes it much more of a statement piece.
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Helen said...

That flower is stunning!! I love Marlin, and it looks amazing with the spatters. Lovely decoration.

craftytrog said...

This is beautiful Sue!

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love this! One of fav colours at the moment so yummy and the flower look gorgeous in its centre stage. I also love the hanging board - fantastic project! X

Craftyfield said...

Love that dimensional flower popping out of the frame recess!

Julie Lee said...

What can I say - just exquisite in every way: the height of elegance! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

So beautiful, sue! Some lovely ideas here. Thank you!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous little hanging decor piece for Christmas. Love the blues and the flower is stunning. The little splatters really make it! I love this oroject!

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

That's so lovely! The flower looks amazing.

Art By Wanda said...


Kezzy said...

Wow such a gorgeous piece of Christmas decor. I love the hanging noel and the flower is amazing. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx