Hear the Song within the Silence by Bev Hilton


Hello again. I'm here today with my usual Wednesday post showcasing this beautiful maple leaf which is from one of the new stencils which sold out on Hochanda last Friday. It's my absolute favourite and I've so enjoyed playing with it. I had intended this to be a card but due to the end size I decided to make it a wall hanging instead.

Here's what I used...

That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - Maple Leaf
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil - Flowers 
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Toffee, Nougat, Snowflake
Distress Oxide Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Festive Berries 
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - Antique Gold
Treasure Gold - Ruby, Emerald, Brass, White Fire
PaperArtsy Stamp Set - JOFY 33
Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
String from stash

Here's what I did...

I began brayering over the Toffee and Nougat adding the Snowflake as I went until happy with the look. Take the Dinky stencil and modelling paste and add the flowers randomly around the edge of the card. Set this aside to dry.

Take a spare piece of card and the leaf stencil and run it through an embossing machine. This stencil really gives a great emboss. Cut it out carefully. Blend over the Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Wild Honey and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks layer by layer, spritzing as you go. Always make sure you dry each layer as you go until happy with the look. Take the Treasure Gold and gently apply with your finger, over the raised parts of the embossed leaf. Dab some glue onto the leaf randomly and add sprinkle on the coloured micro beads and set aside to dry. 

Stamp the wording from the PaperArtsy stamp set onto some cream card using the Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. Cut this out and mount onto brown card.

Now the embossing paste is dry, take the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and blend around the edge of the card and also lightly over the embossing paste. Take the Festive Berries and blend this in small areas around the edge too. Now take the White Fire Treasure Gold and lightly as before apply this over the the embossed flowers. Mount this onto cream card and then onto brown card. Glue the leaf and the wording onto the card. Take the Antique Gold paint and dip a cocktail stick in to pick up a good amount of the paint and lay this down onto the edge of the card. This paint holds it's form well. Continue doing this all the way around the card in sections of three. Allow this to dry before mounting your finished piece onto cream card leaving an inch at the top. Punch two holes and using a cropodile, punch in the hole reinforcements. Tie on some string to be able to hang up your finished wall hanging. 


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  1. Oh , it is stunning, dear Bev, I already saw the close up details on your blog, and with that in my head ,and seeing the whole hanger, here, I must sigh, but a happy sigh, so beautiful it is. I love the Flower Dinky stencil you used in the background and your beautiful color tones. Love it sweet friend.
    Hugs Dorthe, xxx

  2. Oh my word, another stunning leaf!! It's amazing the texture you manage to get with the embossing Bev.....almost as if that stencil was created just for you
    Donna xx

  3. Brilliant use of that stencil. Beautiful result ❤️

  4. Great design with the leaf stencil! Looks amazing. Xx

  5. Your leaf looks absolutely amazing Bev. So gorgeously textured and beautifully coloured, so striking against the background.
    Fliss xx

  6. Beautiful use of the leaf Stencil Bev and your use of colour is fab. The addition of the gold really does make it all look so elegant.
    Tracey xx


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