Tag Archives: Michael Powell

Mum’s Picture


I made a picture for my Mum back in the summer using a Michael Powell stamp and lots of flower dies to create a selection of her favourite flowers.  Here is the original link  http://wp.me/p385yc-r1 if you missed it.

I was pleased that Mum was delighted with her picture and here she is posing with it in its allocated place.


My only disappointment was that I made the most amazing Tulips but they were too tall to fit in the box frame.  Oh well they are ready for the next project.

Thanks for visiting.


Flower Explosion In A Box Frame


I am delighted to share a special project I finished recently.

My Mum took a fancy to a project I did, here is the link if you missed it: http://wp.me/p385yc-lZ.  She said “put it in a frame and I’ll have that”, so after a while of looking for a frame to fit my random sized picture I decided to embark on a new project special for my Mum.

Floral Explosion In A Box

I stamped the Michael Powell image and coloured using pencils.


I then used a variety of Sizzix Susan’s Garden floral dies to make poppies, lillies, fuschias, clivias, begonias, calla lillies, anthuriums, pansies, gazanias, dahlias and gerberas.


I placed my stamped image off centre onto a piece of 12” x 12”  patterned cardstock.


Using blue cardstock I cut Spellbinders Basic Lattice and cut in half placing each piece behind the image.  I then cut a Fleur De Lis Motif to place behind the flowers.


I then arranged the flowers and added some green skeleton leaves.  Lastly, I cut a piece of cream mounting board and mounted in a box frame.


I hope you like it.



Recycled Michael Powell


I hope you are having a wonderful Bank Holiday.  The sun is shining, which apparently lots of people like, I don’t but hey ho it does mean I get to hide away to craft instead.

I would love to share this picture, particularly as my Mum saw it and I think she is going to “acquire” it very soon.


I love this sort of project that starts out as something of nothing and turns into something quite special.

I was playing with a box of recycled cardboard and acrylic paints and made some backgrounds.


I love this Michael Powell stamp.  It is so relaxing to just sit after a hard days work and colour it in using my favourite medium ….. coloured pencils.  I love the simplicity!


I cut a few diecuts to co-ordinate with the background and positioned them behind my coloured topper, which I also matted onto another background, to make it stand out.


Lastly I cut some diecut flowers and positioned on opposite corners.

Mum has requested that it be placed in a box frame for her birthday.  I consider myself told!

Hope you like it.



Michael Powell Image in Pencil


I have a card to share today which uses a Michael Powell stamp, which I have stamped and coloured with pencils.


For the background, I started with acrylic paint in yellow and green which I sponged over.  I then used a myriad of stamps including a lily, a butterfly and a text stamp to create interest and texture.



I love colouring and this was so relaxing.