Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Feathered Hat

Hi to you all on this grey wet Thursday! It is here in Heemstede, Holland any way. Bringing a bit of sunshine with the yellow design paper from the Peacock Paisley Collection this week.
This paper is perfect for the dark photo that I had been saving especially for such a purpose......LOL.
Follow the instructions, then you too can make this interesting romantic frame for a LO of your own.

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Other Products: Card Stock: White, Green. Ranger: Embossing powder Frayed Burlap, Inks; Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint. Distress ink tool Stickles Star Dust. Heat gun. Water Mister. Derwent Ink-Tense pencils: Charcoal Grey 2100, Sun Yellow 0200, Sea Blue 1200, Tangarine 0300, Teal Green 1300, Iris Blue 0900. Other: Sukura: Gelly-Roll white pen. Embossing powder: white, gold. Gold yellow wired ribbon, Orange glass seed beads. Fussy cutting scissors. 

Instructions: This project is a 30 cm x 30 cm layout. The photo size used: 8.5 cm x 12 cm. From the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection take the Lay Out paper with the printed Peacock on the left side, this will be used for your Lay Out base. With a pencil, starting from the blue line of the frame, 4 cm down make a 18 cm circle in the center of the page. This will be your guideline for the placement of the paper lace. 

Take from the Paper Collection, 2 x yellow papers with the white swirl on the left side, use one of these papers to cut a 20 cm circle. *Keep all off cuts* Ink edges of this circle with a ink tool and Black Soot ink, when dry do the same with the Spiced Marmalade ink. With the remaining yellow paper cut 8 lace strips at 8cm wide using the Decorative Lace Border Die. You will get 2 out of the length and 4 across. Join the lace pieces together to form a long lace strip, trim as needed. Wet this with the water mister, when almost dry, pleat the paper edge so it will look like gathered lace. When dry, join ends to form a circle. Ink the points with Black Soot ink and the ink tool. Pull gently to stretch the lace to fit the 18 cm circle line on the Lay Out base paper. Apply wet glue to the inside of the line in sections. Slide to align and hold down till the section is attached, repeat till all the lace is fastened. 

With the kept paper off cuts, stamp and gold emboss, 16 x flower heads from the Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set. Fussy cut all 16. Adhere these evenly around the circle on top of the paper lace edge. Cut 2 x from the cardboard, a circle no bigger than 16 cm. Glue these on top of each other, this will give you a height of 4 mm, depending on the thickness of your cardboard. Adhere this to the center of your circle with wet glue so you can slide it into place. Adhere the yellow circle, making sure the white swirl print is on the left side. There should be enough of the yellow paper left over to stamp 2 x the flower swirl with white embossing powder from the Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set

For the Peacock, use the PEACOCK SWIRLS stamp set. Stamp using gold embossing powder. Give the peacock color by using the Derwent pencils. Use the white gelly pen for the coloring of the daisies. Fussy cut all 3 stamped images. 

Take the green card stock, stamp set Delightful Daisies stamp and emboss with frayed Burlap embossing powder. Using the matching die set Delightful Daisies Die cut 3 x large leaves and 5 small leaves. Give extra color to the leaves by applying the watercolor pencil: Teal green, gesso on to the points then a few dabs of Peeled Paint ink. For the flowers: Take the white card stock, stamp, white emboss and die cut using Delightful Daisies sets. Apply color to the flowers by adding yellow to the centers and orange to the petals. The orange is applied when the flowers are made. (Sun Yellow 0200) (Spiced Marmalade Ink) Shape the petals with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Stack the flowers. Apply a little glue to the flower center then sprinkle a few seed beads, when the glue is dry, to the top add a layer of stickles. 

Don't you just love this collection! Fantastic colors. I have inside info...(this collection is selling out all over the get in while you still can. Then you won't have to wait....most of us have a problem with waiting for our craft too?...LOL)

Do the same for the flowers on the Peacock. Make a double halve bow with the wired yellow ribbon. For the photo preparation: Cut 2 x the cardboard to size so the photo will be at least 1 cm larger on each side. Adhere to the photo. 

Apply gold embossing powder to the edges of the photo; Carefully use the heat gun, be careful not to hold the heat gun too long in the same place as the photo will crack. Apply the heat in spurts. Adhere the photo to the center of the circle. Arrange the swirls, flowers and leaves as seen in the Lay Out photo. Adding cardboard or double dots to give height.

 Tucking behind frames and flowers to give layers and depth to your work. To finish, add a little gesso to the edges of the lace, stickles to the gold embossed flower heads and printed white flower centers on the page background.

I hope you now feel inspired to try something you have seen today. Feel free to visit any time. I would love to get some feed back about what you find here.
Going back into my cave now to get some more eye candy ready for next week...all going well....may be a double post...something special....I think so any way.
You all have a great creative scrappy inky week, till next time.

Inky hugs from me to you, Sussipoppins


  1. This is oh so gorgeous.. beautiful image and amazing flowers.. and love the colors too..

  2. This is stunning Sussi. All the perfectly delightful details you've put into this project is astounding! I think the elegance of your piece blends with the photo perfectly! You amaze me girl!! Hugs

  3. Thank you so much Maureen and Lizzy for your kind words. Hug to you both

  4. Sussi, this is such a cool and unique design! I love that photo!

  5. Thank you so much Tracey and Sara for your feedback