Monday 14 March 2016

Happy Hour

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to have a good old play with my craft stash.

There were a few things that I had been wanting to try for ages and so set to it!

I started off by creating a brayered background using Paper Artsy Fresco paints - Sugar Plum, Bourganvilla and Eggplant.

Once dry I then sprinkled Paper Artsy Infusions - Are You Cerise, Blueberry and a touch of Black Knight.  I just LOVE these powders!

I made sure this was dry completely and then got some Paper Artsy stamps out and stamped randomly in Watering Can Archival and White Staz On

This is a close up of one of the corners...

To finish I used my Portfolio pastels to add extra depth of colour and to scribble!! Yes!  I scribbled!! I have Kate Crane to thank for my scribbling - I almost cried when I had to scribble in a workshop the first time! lol!!

And here is the finished background.

My plan is to, at some stage, use it for card backgrounds.

I had so much fun creating this.... it really helped me relax and enjoy every minute!

Let's hope I get more of those opportunities!

Thanks for looking.....


  1. beautiful colours, Miriam - time well spent!

  2. This is so beautiful. It actually has a textile quality to it, maybe it is the depth and richness of the panel.
    Miriam, thank you for the info re the Infusions. I will keep a look out for them at Country View or maybe Laura will be stocking them at That's Crafty.

  3. What a beautiful master board Miriam! Being an almost 'anti ' pink girl I would never have chosen those colours but together they look amazing and the finished piece......just WOW!

    Lesley Xx