Friday, 26 June 2015

Coral Dreams - A Boat Full of Treasures for Paper Artsy

I was so thrilled to be asked recently to do a blog post for Paper Artsy, on the theme of stencils.  

The finished piece was a little boat surrounded by coral and filled with seashells and other special treasures!  Step by step instructions and information on the techniques I used are on their blog here.


 




20 comments:

  1. So beautiful Diana, thankyou for joining us this evening.

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  2. Just had to come and look through your blog after seeing your project on the PaperArtsy blog. Your piece if fabulous, love it. Would love to know where you got the little boat from please.
    Lynn

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  3. This is gorgeous Diana, well done on being asked to guest design, I shall pop on over to PA now x

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  4. Oh my gosh, I love everything about that Diana, what a great idea to make something like that on an old book cover. I need to make one for my ocean themed bathroom!

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  5. How fantastic, Diana! This is so beautiful! And, how exciting to be asked to design for Paper Artsy. Your work is so beautiful you certainly deserve to be invited.

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  6. Wow, wow, wow! The textures and color scheme here are awesome! Heading over to Paper Artsy to see the details.... xxx Lynn

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  7. Really loved seeing this on the blog tonight, Diane. I am so in awe of the freshness and originality of your lovely work! You are truly an inspiration! xxx

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  8. Sorry I just mis-typed your name as Diane - I meant Diana! xx

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  9. Looks stunning Diana! I'll hop over for a closer look, can't wait to see how you made this....

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  10. I am not surprised you were asked, your work is gorgeous and quite unique which is so refreshing. I love the sea theme, especially the note in the bottle. Elaine

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  11. Whenever I visit, I just want to go out to the local craft store and make something creative, but then I would have no place to display it. You are amazing, so talented!

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  12. This is so beautiful Diana, loved it on the PA blog, a stunning piece of artwork! Ruth xx

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  13. Oh Diana, that is stunning. I love how the brown branching coral makes such a lovely contrast with the white. What an exquisite piece.

    Shoshi

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  14. That is fabulous! Love the cool white with the strong dashes of color from the coral and the paint on the hull of the boat, as well as the border. Lots of texture and interest, it's great!

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  15. Thank you for your two lovely comments, Diana - I'm definitely feeling a bit better today and we went out for a short outing to look at the sea this p.m. OK I was shattered afterwards but it's a step in the right direction! So glad you enjoyed my 3-D needle felting. I've done a bit on flat pieces too but it's the same principle. I love how you can build up so gradually with little whisps of wool roving - it is so controllable! I'm so looking forward to feeling better because I've got so many ideas rushing around in my head but still lack the motivation to do anything much. Only a few days left till my next treatment and I'm just hoping it doesn't completely flatten me again...

    Shoshi

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  16. This is just too gorgeous, love it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  17. So pretty.... I love the anchor/message in a bottle.

    Karen x

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