Nature Dreams by Fliss Goodwin

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Hello everyone, I'm really pleased to be able to share my first post of this year with you and am taking this opportunity to show you another of the samples I made for the December One Day Special which was a sell out of course! This one is rather Autumnal with the leaves but I make no apology for that as I love the colours which are a favourite of mine.

I first covered my panel with texture paste and used the new leaf stencil to add a pattern at just the top and bottom. When the paste was dry, I brushed watered down Chestnut Brown Multi Surface paint on the patterned areas. I added Bronze lightly over the top to add some sheen.




I then took a piece of mixed media paper and stencilled on the leaf design with green Multi Surface paint, adding a touch of the watered down brown in places. When the paint was dry, I splattered the stencilling with watered down red paint. I brushed watered down metallic gold over the whole area.




I tore the top and bottom of the stencilled paper and then trimmed the sides to fit my decorated panel. I used the Tim Holtz Design ruler to make 2 rows of holes at the top and bottom of the paper and then sewed through the holes with embroidery floss to make a cross stitch pattern - a return to my roots here as I did cross stitch when I was a lot younger and my eyesight was better!




I took a greyboard leaf and used texture paste with the matching stencil to add the detail. Once the paste was dry, I painted the leaf with the bronze paint. I tied some embroidery floss around the stalk and wrapped the excess thread around the leaf stencilled paper, securing the ends on the reverse.




I glued the leaf paper on to the main panel and finished off with the dream text which I stencilled on to a scrap of the paper trimmings with Chestnut Brown paint and cut into a word tile.

I used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces - White/Greyboard Panel 4.5 x 9
That's Crafty! Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheet - Leaves
That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - Leaves
That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - Skeleton Leaves
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil - Enchanted 
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - Chestnut Brown, Green, Red, Bronze, Metallic Gold
White Mixed Media Paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick
Rust and Green Embroidery Floss
Paint Brush


Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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5 comments

  1. Love those colour tones, a great colour way. A very organic piece Fliss & very beautiful..
    Hugs Tracey x

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  2. Beautiful make, I love it! Hugs, Melina

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  3. So gorgeous, Fliss, the colors, the texture, and love you used the stencil with two different products. And have to say it again :-) the cross stitch is a wonderful detail !!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xxxx

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  4. I really love this Fliss, it has a gorgeous nature vibe to it, beautifully created
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  5. Fliss, I like the natural feel to this panel.
    Lynne xx

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