Sunday, June 10, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - The Merry Magpie by Sue

Good afternoon and a very happy Sunday, it's Sue here with my quick, simple, and ever so slightly blingy piece.

I love to create my backgrounds with paint and a brayer, and for every days background pieces you also have a mop-up sheet where you clean up your brayer.  This is one of those sheets, I've just chopped it down to size and brayered a border.
I fixed the Merry Magpie to my stamping platform along with the sentiment from the same set. I always like to use this when I'm stamping over lots of paint so that I can re-stamp if I need to, then I embossed with jet black embossing powder.
I stitched it all into my black album, and as all magpie's like a bit of the shiny, I added a few (lots) of sequins.
I hope you like him, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Yeah... my mop-up sheets don't look like that! Yours is lovely and perfect background for the Merry Magpie!

  2. Lol thank you Christine, have a fun week xx

  3. Fabulous mop-up sheet, Sue! I really like this kind of backgrounds and it looks as if the magpie does as well. Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥

  4. There's nothing wrong with a little bling Sue.. Just the right amount!! Perfect background matching well with the stamp and sentiment. Fabulous.
    Hugs for a creative week ahead Tracey xx

  5. Sue, this really makes me want to get into my paints! I just love your background and this gorgeous stamped image. Such an amazing project. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks so much Autumn, an yes, you must get your paints out!

  6. I love the randomness of brayering! This is a gorgeous cover Sue x

  7. Loving your blingy Magpie Sue, fab creation 😍
    Donna xx


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