Pretty Poppy by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with one of the new That's Crafty! Chunkies with Poppy as the star turn ;)

What I did:

Usually with an MDF product I would apply Gesso as a base coat but as I used That's Crafty! Multi Surface paints for this I didn't need to as they cover everything in the one coat. I also now tend to paint the background while the pieces are still contained in their 'frame' and then I pop them out later when I've finished the painting and stamping as this makes it less fiddly!

This is the ATC size I'm showing you today but they come in different sizes. The paints were applied roughly with a brush as I wanted them to blend in as I didn't want them to dominate the piece after the stamping was done.

Next up was the stamping so I used the new Poppy and Daisy Collection stamp set for this which not only includes two cute dogs to choose from but also a host of fun accessories too.

Once I'd stamped the images where I wanted them I started to colour them in with a selection of Posca pens as I wanted a very opaque look to the images. Just be careful not to obliterate your stamped lines though!

Once you've finished all you need to do is glue the whole ATC together.

I really love these Chunkies as the possibilities are endless and you can also use them in totally different ways too by adding feet to them, a handle etc.

Here's some photos of the back, sides, top and bottom for you.

Amazing what you can get on an ATC isn't it?!

Hope you like it
Donna xx

Supplies Used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Chunkies
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps - The Poppy and Daisy Collection
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps - Bentley
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Glue
Posca Pens
Tim Holtz - Metallic Stickers
Archival Ink Pad - Black

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  1. It's a marvellous combination using the Multi surface paint straight onto the MDF, gives a fab effect. Poppy is spoilt for choice with all those balls hee hee!! What a great idea to decorate all sides so differently, you now have a quirky box to display different sides depending on the day or the mood!! Love it.
    Creative Hugs.. Have a super weekend.
    Tracey xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Donna! Love your cute pup!
    Alison xxx

  3. This is fabulous Donna, what a great tip to paint it all whilst still in it's frame, it must make it lots easier. Those multi coloured bones are sooo cute!

  4. Thank you dear friend... for your great tip of painting while still in frame- I am to start one for next coming Monday , and will remember :-)
    And then to your cute poppy, with the pink sweet nose, and begging eyes looking at me , so very sweet a face you have drawn , and the cute red spots really makes him someone very lovable :-) Donna it is a wonderful chunky , so sweet with the balloons and the daydream bones . Hugs from Dorthe . xxx

  5. Lovely chunky! Love your awesome stamp designs 😍

  6. Love this chunky (I have some waiting to be played with) and it’s a fabulous platform to display Poppy on. Love all the decorated sides.
    Amanda x

  7. Really love this Donna. Poppy looks so lovely on there coloured up like that and the way you decorated all of the sides looks fabulous.
    Fliss xxx

  8. An AMAZING project - so beautiful and I am thrilled you decorated all sides so beautiful!

  9. Poppy is making me Smile as this puppy looks as though it is ready for some mischief!!!
    Brilliant and Congratulations Donna on your latest stamp collections :)
    Lynne xx


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