Powertex Daisy Bowl

I have been having more experimental fun with Powertex.


AW Powertex Daisy Bowl 2

AW Powertex Daisy Bowl 3

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I used the Powertex Daisy moulds and Stone Art to make clay daisies and leaves. The bowl was created with clear Powertex and a recycled cotton scarf (I used a glass bowl covered in cling film as a mould).

I then used up some of my left over Powertex colours (Terracotta, Lead and Ivory). I just had small amounts left in my bottles and it will be a while before I get the chance to use them. I brushed over the dried bowl with the lead colour to highlight some of the raised texture. I then added sand and balls and glass seed beads. I  made a paste with kitchen paper and Powertex to make a 3D ‘glue’ to stick on and hold the floral embellishments. I sprayed on some black Bister to add shadow to more of the deeper crevices. The after drying, I used the gold colour into the Easy Varnish to dry brush and pick up the surface texture giving a metallic finish.



Sheer cotton blue fabric (recycled scarf)

Powertex Hardener (Clear, Terracotta, Lead and Ivory)

Stone Art

Sand and Balls texture

Glass seed beads (gold)

Kitchen paper

Bister (Black)

Easy Varnish and gold pigment to colour

Yay–I have just discovered Open Livewriter

Last year Windows Livewriter stopped working with my Blogger account and I just couldn’t get it to work and I gave up. Did a little research tonight and I discovered that a newer version has been developed – Windows Open Livewriter.

This is going to make my life so much easier. I can now write my posts from one place and publish as usual to WordPress and to 2 blogger accounts too (one being my Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog). No more cut & paste for every time I blog to several places. Yippideeee!

Happy Bunny.

UPDATE: I knew it must be too good to be true – after it all worked fine last night – this morning it doesn’t! It won’t load to Blogger. Aaaaargh – technology does my head in at times!

Butterfly scene cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Another couple of projects with the Just Butterflies stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good morning. For my texture project today I have made 2 variations of a butterfly scene card.

AW Butterfly Scene 1

AW Butterfly Scene 2

I have used ink spritzing and stamping with texture stamps to create interesting backgrounds. I have used the large gem slice stamp and heat embossing with sparkling pink powder to add a colourful textured foreground for my scene. The butterflies were also stamped and embossed, then coloured and cut out.

Both scenes were created in the same way but I took one of them a step further by mounting on a larger card with a textured embossing powder border (using heat resistant tape to adhere the powder before heating), die cut foliage and floral gems, finishing with another of the lovely stamped butterflies. Of course I just had to add PVA pearls and glitter in there too.

We have all had so much fun creating with this month’s theme of texture.


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Summer T-Shirt created for Chocolate Baroque

More inspiration using the butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque featuring on Hochanda today (Freeview Channel 85).

Hope that I am not overwhelming you with my butterfly madness xxx

NOTE: When I made this I had trouble with the Pinflair glitter wands – thought they would be washable! I have done a few more experiments and I really cannot get them to stay permanent. I have since found some textile glitter glues from Marabu and they do work. They are still a bit tricky – they really have to be well heat set and then you must wait a few days before doing a first wash. I will be doing more experiments with fabric glitters and foils soon – trying out various brands. I will share the results when I get finished.

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good morning. I hope that you like my summer themed project. I decided to revamp a plain T shirt top with foliage and butterflies.

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AW T shirt back 1


AW T shirt close up

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  • Wild Meadow, Butterfly Blush and Just Butterflies stamp sets
  • Iron fix fabric paints (green, lime, metallic turquoise, pink, violet, blue, black) and glitter glue for fabric (green/gold)*
  • Light coloured smooth knit T-shirt (turquoise)
  • CutNDry foam, water spritzer bottle
  • Waste copy paper

*I used Vallejo fabric paints (Green, Metallic Turquoise, Bengali Rose, Parma Violet, Blue and Black) plus Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint (Spring Pasture), and Pinflair Glitter Wand. IMPORTANT NOTE: I was assured that the Pinflair glitter wand was suitable and fixable on fabric (after heat fixing) but mine has just washed out – eek! I will find another glitter glue suitable and let you know when I find an alternative.

Note: If you want to stamp onto a…

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My Inspirational Project for the Chocolate Baroque Monthly Challenge 15

Another one with the Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque featuring on Hochanda today (Freeview Channel 85).

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

I really enjoyed creating with this months colour scheme.


Here is my project created for the Chocolate Baroque Monthly Challenge 15. I love this extra large butterfly stamp from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set.

AW Challenge 15


  • Patchwork Butterfly Stamp set
  • Black card blank approx. 19cm square, lemon pearlescent card, thick white card for background and smooth white stamping card
  • Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
  • Alcohol ink pens (greys and lemons)
  • Acrylic paints (greys), acrylic ink (black), acrylic light modelling paste
  • Glossy Accents (Ranger), Flower Soft sprinkles (lemon) and PVA pearls (black)
  • Sea sponge and palette knife
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Create the background rock and lichen texture by sponging with grey acrylic paints and black acrylic ink.
  2. Tint the texture paste with black acrylic ink and apply with a palette knife for added texture, then drop in some Flower Soft sprinkles and leave to fully dry.

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Quick and Easy Butterfly Cards created for Chocolate Baroque

More butterfly inspiration – using the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set from Chocolate Baroque featuring on Hochanda today (Freeview Channel 85)

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

AW Butterfly CAS 1

AW Butterfly CAS 2

Good morning – I love stamping directly onto pretty background papers to produce quick and easy cards – great if you need to put something together in a hurry. I have created 2 variations using the Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque with one of the pretty background papers from Crafty Individuals (Book 5 – Travels in Italy). I stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them with pink sparkly embossing powder, then quickly coloured with watercolour and glitter pens. To give them a bit more depth I added a quick drop shadow around them using pencil. To finish I added a few highlights with white gel pen and a little glitter glue for added sparkle.


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