Saturday 1 February 2020

A Hint of Spring

Good evening,  yes, busy day for me as this is my second post to share with you today.

This evening I have a post over on the PaperArtsy blog.  The theme for this fortnight is 'A Hint of Spring'.

I decided to decorate a note book and create a matching card.  Here are the finished projects:

I started my projects by creating a masterboard by brayering Globe Thistle, Mauve, Grape, Taro Milk Tea and Lichen Fresco Acrylic Paints over a sheet of white card.

Next, I added stencilling using PaperArtsy Sara Naumann PS176 and PS178.  I also stamped the script stamp from PaperArtsy ESN41.

I drew around part of the stencilling and also added white splatters from a Sharpie marker.

I loved the detail on the Masterboard - I almost didn't want to cut it!

The notebook was a cheap buy in the Christmas sales - each year I buy a few ready to decorate when I am ready.

One of the leaf collage stamps were stamped in Archival ink and then stamped separately using Khaki Fresco Acrylic Paint - the paint stamped image was then cut out.

To add more texture I added Sisal to the background and then glued my cut out leaf on top.  I finished by stamping a sentiment.

I used more of the Masterboard to create a co-ordinating card, this time using a different sentiment and adding three gems to the card.

I am really happy with how these turned out - the colours are perfect for a Spring time birthday and the note book will make a lovely small gift for a friend.

Thank you for joining me again today.

Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see other wonderful projects for the Hint of Spring theme.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh Miriam! These are just so beautiful! Amazing colors and beautiful style.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Miriam! xx

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