Good Morning. How is everyone? So what have I been up to? Not much actually. Motivation is running on low battery at the moment but slowly (extremely extremely extremely slowly) I’m starting to be more creative once again, mostly with small pieces so I don’t lose patience and give up completely.
I was going to create a parchlet as they don’t take long to do but then changed my mind and decided to create a ‘clean’ mixed media project using a heart shaped Mdf, handmade flowers and Groovi plates.
I wanted to create a pretty piece using the handmade flowers from ClarityStamp. They are always scattered on my table because I think so are just so pretty and they make me happy. Flowers make everything so much more better … With a healthy helping of chocolate, cake, ice cream and popcorn too. These flowers are on 50% sale Click here and if you are a club member you get an extra 10% or 15% off.
Groovi Plates used:
– Nested Circles Picot Cut Die Set & Groovi Plate – GRO-DI-30697-66
– Nested Lace Fancy Swirls Border Frames – GRO-PA-41432-03
– Tina’s Heart Flowers Parchlet – GRO-FL-40987-01
– Tina’s Garden Symphony – GRO-FL-41146-01
– Diagonal Super Fine Piercing Grid – GRO-GG-40627-17
1.) Stick a piece of Rainbow River designer paper onto a heart Mdf. Distress the edge with sandpaper.
2.) On a piece of parchment, emboss the middle lace frame from the Nested Lace Fancy Swirls Border Frames plate using Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.1 tool).
3.) In the middle of the frame, emboss the heart from Tina’s Heart Flowers Parchlet plate using the Pergamano 1.5mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.2 tool) for the little circles and the Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.1 tool) for the rest of the design.
4.) Over the Diagonal Super Fine Piercing Grid plate, emboss dots between the heart and the lace frame using Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.1 tool).
5.) Still working on the back, freehand emboss within the design.
6.) On the front perforate outside the lace border using the Pergamano bold 2-needle perforating tool.
7.) Picot cut between all the perforations using parchment scissors or Perga Cutters.
8.) Using the Nested Circles Picot Cut die, cut the 6th from outside circle on designer parchment and mount the parchment lace frame on it using brads.
9.) Emboss 3 butterflies from the Tina’s Garden Symphony plate using Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.1 tool).
10.) Emboss dots in the butterfly wings using Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or the Groovi No.1 tool) over the Diagonal Super Fine Piercing Grid plate.
11.) On the front perforate outside the butterflies using the Pergamano bold 2-needle perforating tool.
12.) Picot cut between all the perforations using parchment scissors or Perga Cutters.
13.) Add some sparkle on the parchment pieces with sticky ink, mapping pen and Perga Glitter. Stick the parchment pieces on the Mdf and embellish it with the handmade flowers from ClarityStamp. I have stuck the flowers using Perga Glue where they will not touch the parchment. The flowers that sit on the parchment are stuck with glue dots so the parchment doesn’t warp. Aren’t these flowers so pretty?
Check out http://www.claritystamp.co.uk for the Groovi plates, tools, and the handmade flowers on sale Click here (half price plus members discount). The Mdf piece I had bought from one of the craft shows but are widely available through lots of craft outlets.
A happy piece with happy flowers, happy colours, happy craft. Love you all.
Enjoy! Take care.
Love and laughter,
Tina Cox 🦋