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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Hiding in Autumn

Good morning to you all. Is autumn hiding? With the glorious sunshine we have been having lately the only reminders of the season is the cool, dark evenings and the scattering of crisp golden leaves falling from the trees. So with that in mind I took some inspiration from the array of seasonal colours to help me with today's A Sprinkle of Imagination blog post.


First of all I painted an MDF heart with Dina Wakely media paints. I used tangerine, ruby, lemon and umber.

Once the paint had dried I stamped with the Finnabair dot grunge stamp and added some stenciling with white paint through the Tim Holtz burlap layering stencil

I masked with some die cut leaves and dry brushed over with some white and white with a spot of umber.

Using the Dina Wakely fine tip applicator I outlined the leaves and background with umber paint.

I had to leave this a while to dry so I stamped Crafty Individuals Crowned Bunnies onto some white card and added a hint of colour with some Inktense pencils. I also stamped the sentiment Love Wish Dream from the Tim Holtz stamp set 'Stuff to Say' onto some white card, cut out and set aside to assemble later.


Waste not want not, I painted the leaves that I used as masks in the same manner as the heart. I spread melted bees wax over my project and adhered the bunnies and sentiments. The leaves were arranged around the bunnies, standing proud for some dimension. Finally I added some doodling with paint pens to my autumn foliage.

That's all from me today. Happy crafting one and all!


Clare x x x


  1. Hi Clare this is amazing. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Claire, fantastic project, just love all the autumnal colours and those bunnies are great. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Gorgeous project and love that technique you used.

  4. Oh WOW, Clare, this is amazing, and super step by step, hugs xxx


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