Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Mini Cards, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, Shabby Chic, stamping, Vintage


I have been up in my workshop from around 3pm-ish this afternoon and have really enjoyed myself making cards and pottering around with paper glue and ink 🙂

The weather here is horrid at the moment we have high winds and its chucking it down with rain, so much so I noticed when I was out earlier today the roads and fields are flooding.

I’m going to be going down to the house to make some dinner for the troops, but will be back up here later tonight making more cards… See you later 😀

Supplies List :~

  • Amercian Crafts Textured Cardstock from the Neutrals Pack
  • K & Company Classic K Bailey 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Stack
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
  • Pink Seam Binding
  • Pink 10mm Mulberry Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • 1.5″ Circle Punch
  • Scissors to distress the edges of the paper
  • ATG 700 Tape Gun
  • Stix 2 Glue Dots
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Small Circle Punch
  • Sizzix Stamp Set ~ France
  • Memento Ink – Rhubarb Stalk

Arts & Crafts, Collage, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Painting, Projects

Shabby Chic Effect Altered Mirror

Here’s my Friday Night Project… I bought two of these mirrors from IKEA a very long time ago, and I had watched a video on Youtube the other day where someone had altered the very same mirror, I;ll need to look for the link and post it here,, think I saved it to my favs on Youtube… anyway, I had loads of fun making this, it took me hours and hours lol

It started off looking like this

Then I applied a coat of Gesso, a special blend of acrylic paint, that i’ve called Peach melba, had it been ice cream i’d have eaten it lol, then I took a Pearl Dauber and covered the whole thing, then another layer of the home made paint on top of that

Then I ripped up some strips of 12 x 12 patterned paper, I used Prima Flights of Fancy, and stuck them down along the edges and gave them a wash coat of a watered down version of my paint

Once I had all the paint and paper stuck down I started to embelish it … until it looked like this

Loads of mini 10mm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some of the Websters Pages Rosette Trim in Peach hot glued down into the shape of a heart…

I hand painted some prima flowers and also a stick pin with the peach paint and also painted over the top of a medium cream rose, and round the edges of the Adage ticket.