Hi, everyone my name is Claire and I’m a crafting addict!!!
Anna Marie has very kindly asked to contribute to her blog on a project I’ve done on her rabbit plaque, so before I start I thought maybe you’d like to hear a bit more about me and my crafting habit!!!
I have been crafting for many years and have always enjoyed making my own cards and doing scrapbooking but wasn’t too adventurous about doing anything else until I came upon Anna Marie at Alexandra palace a few years ago and fell in love with all the projects she had on display. We had a long chat (but I don’t think she’d remember that!!!) and she patiently explained how she had made a Christmas wreath, needless to say I came away with a light purse and heavy bags full of fantastic products and I haven’t looked back.
I’ve been very lucky to attend three creative weekends now (and awaiting the next!!) and the inspiration at these weekends has been amazing and my crafting has been taken to whole new level, so thank you Anna Marie for opening my eyes to a whole new experience!
So enough about me and on to my rabbit and eggs plaque project. I started by painting all the MDF in the ceramic paste as this makes a good base and gives a bit of texture when it is sponged on, I then inked the edges and stamped on the rabbits using the flower stamp from the Blooming Shoe set. The grass is cut out of the green double sided pearl glitz card in the pastel pack and inked on the edge. I covered the eggs in some blissful papers and decorated them with raffia from the natural accents pack, the little flowers cut out from some more pearl glitz card, then added stamens, foam sprigs and finished off with some pearls.
The flower display is made up with the pink wintersweet flowers and paper flowers made with blissful papers and the glitz card, I’ve ink the petals on the paper flowers! I have also used raffia, natural fibres, microbead berries and stamens. Start by sticking the raffia and natural fibres down then bunching the flowers close together and filling any gaps with the stamens, microbead berries, foam sprigs and moss. I finished the plaque off by tying on the eggs at different heights and adding a couple of rabbits from the Spring Embellishments pack.
I hope this first attempt at a blog has helped and encouraged you to make your own plaque, believe me you’ll have great fun doing it.
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A Note From Anna Marie: I love your project Claire. It’s so beautiful and perfect for Easter Home decoration. Thank you for your wonderful post and beautiful contribution. I am looking forward to the next one. xx