Saturday, 10 October 2020

AALL & Create: Flourish Plaque



Today I have a piece of wall art to share for my GDT post for AALL & Create.

I made a wall hanging using an MDF plaque from Samantha K.

I love the #269 Flourish bird stamp by Bipasha BK and wanted to create something other than a card with it. Inspired by a Tracy Evans workshop, I made a clay bird and popped it onto some twigs, then surrounded it with moss and flowers. I am really pleased with how it turned out. Here are some close up photos:

Step by Step:

1. Texture paste was applied through the #112 Heapza Hexagons stencil and acrylic paints applied and wiped back with a baby wipe.
2. #374 Reverse Hexagons were stamped with Shady Lane ink and gold wax applied around the edges.
3. The #269 Flourish stamps were stamped and fussy cut.
4. The leaves and bird images were coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.
5. The leaves were layered for added dimension and liquid pearls added as berries.
6. I gathered some twigs from the garden, glued them in place and surrounded them with florists' moss.
7. I stamped the bird into air drying clay. It was cut out and left to dry. When dry it was painted and waxed. The words 'little birds' which is part of the stamp was also stamped into clay.
8. The flowers were layered and placed with the leaves on the bottom part of the plaque.
9. Glossy accents was applied over the clock face and the robin was perched on the twigs.
Gold Posca pen was used to add shine to the clock surround and white Posca paint was splattered over the entire project.

Stamps Used
#269 Flourish by Bipasha BK
#374 Reverse Hexagons by Autour de Ewa

Stencil Used
#112 Heapza Hexagons by Autour de Mwa

To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit 

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.

Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

As You Like It Favourite non- card project 21/10
Mixed media plaques - get displayed in craft room or given as a small gift.
Creative Artiste #65 AGMM 25/10
A Perfect Time to Craft AG Oct 28/10
Classic Design Challenge #10 AG 28/10 Best Technique
613 Avenue Create Winged Things 30/10 TOP ROCKER
Lets Create and Craft #146 AG 31/10



  1. Oh wow Carole this is stunning. I love it. There is just so much gorgeous detail. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. wowzer this is one spectacular creation, absolutely LOVE this...xx

  3. This is beautiful Carole. So much attention to detail has gone into creating the Flourish plaque. Thank you for explaining and showing how you have created this

  4. Gorgeous wall art plaque. love all that stencilling and those leaves are really striking on your plaque. so much lovely textures and your bird is brilliant too. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Lets Craft and Create. Happy Crafting, Michelle DT x

  5. A stunning mixed media creation ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  7. Wow, what an amazing make and so inspiring! I love how you layered everything together and the robin is gorgeous - perfect 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

    1. ... thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste, it's always a pleasure to see you there! Hugs, Jo x

  8. A gorgeous project Carole. So many wonderful details, natural elements and fabulous textures. The little robin looks amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with our October challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  9. Wow! There is so much wonderful texture, depth, and detail in this composition! Beautiful work, Carole! This is so different from your usual submissions that I had to look twice to make sure I clicked the right thumbnail! :D) Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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