Wednesday, 21 March 2018

More Inspiration for... Spring Into Action... That's Crafty!

Hi and welcome back!

I hope you are having a wonderful 1st spring day! I can't wait to have more sunshine in my life!

We are also two thirds through the month of March and halfway through the 'Spring Into Action' challenge over at the That's Crafty! challenge blog. Have you joined in yet? If not, I hope my project will inspire you to get those fun crafty supplies out and have a go at your very own spring-inspired creation.

I had fun with the White/Greyboard Large Wildflowers and picked the gorgeous poppy flower for my project. I also used a small butterfly out of the Large Butterfly set. I simply glued the poppy flower onto a small 5 x 7" canvas board with the Multipurpose Craft Adhesive. This bad boy dries strong and fast, I tell ya! Brilliant, I thought! I covered the entire piece with the White Gesso and let it dry. Once dry, I applied the Texture Paste using my palette knife, roughly shaping the leaves and petals, giving them even more 3D look. I allowed this to dry naturally and covered with another layer of White Gesso.

Then the fun bit...

I used the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks to add colour to the project. the raised areas were darkened with black Stazon, the shadows created with a help of my charcoal art pencil, the white splatters are made with a tiny bit of diluted White Multi Surface Paint.

I think this little artwork adds a good pop of colour to my craft room or would look lovely in my little girls' room. It's bright and fun, just like the girls themselves, so I might just gift it to them. <3

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you join the challenge! Hop over to the challenge blog to lap up some more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

All the best, until next time...

Ingrid xxx


  1. This is amazing Ingrid, a beautiful display for your poppy and a great way to use the texture paste. It's a great medium to mix in those paints.
    Wishing you plenty of sunshine & a bright week ahead.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. I`m still in awe , how you painted this to look like a freehand painting Ingrid- your flowers are stunning - love them with the blue sky behind, and in the fresh sommerly grass !!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xo

  3. Oh WOW!!! This is just STUNNING!! I adore that poppy and your colors just make me think of summer!!

  4. This is really stunning Ingrid and you've really brought those poppies to life too as they look so realistic with your texture paste treatment and are sure to brighten up any room.
    Fliss xx

  5. Beautiful! I love all of the texture and colour.
    Poppies are my favourite flower xx

  6. Ingrid, this is so utterly beautiful!!
    I just love Poppies as well!
    Jackie xo

  7. Fabulous!! Love the poppy's dimensions!!

  8. So beautiful! Ah, that blue sky.


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