Monday, 13 January 2014

Here are a couple of projects using Sweet Lilac Flowers. The first is the Horse Shoe Made with a selection of flowers dipped in the melt pot making them look a little different from the norm ...

I entered the Sweet Lilac Challenge with this and attatched the flowers using a hot glue gun. 

The silver effect given for the horseshoe was achieved by spreading Pinflair glue gel over the mdf blank and then sprinkling silver bedazzles onto the gel, pressing them lightly into the glue gel.

I finished off with some pretty ivory coloured ribbon.


The next Sweet Lilac project is another Birthday reminder board but it is a little different as I was requested to make it for a Wedding Present .

I have used White gesso as the base on the board then stencilled with caramel adirondack ink and one of the Clarity Stamp frame stencils. I used this effect on the top and the sides of the board and on the Birthdays plaque. I went in between the uncoloured areas with adirondack lettuce inkpad again using a stencil brush,

The images are again Clarity Stamp and have been stamped using archival inks Potting Soil and Fern Green.

The sweet Lilac flowers were white in colour and I used a promarker (Tan) to ink the edges. 

A caramel coloured piece of jewellery cord was used for hanging the board and the flowers and the Birthdays sentiment were attatched using pinflair glue gel.

To seal it I used the Crafters Companion spray and shine.

I have shown this to the lady who requested it and she thinks it is perfect for the people it is going to. 


  1. What a lovely idea Doreen and a great gift xx

  2. Doreen - just catching up in blogland - I have my daughter home and have been playing taxi - a lot - I am off out again in a little while lol.

    These are beautiful and I am so glad the lady likes the second one - cos I think its fab xx

    1. Thanks Linda, so nice of you to say so and I bet you don't mind one little bit playing Mum's Taxi ! Hope you are both having a great time xx