It is hard to believe it is December already, the weeks are just flying in!
I was over in Edinburgh yesterday at Stampers Grove for a Steampunk Christmas Tree workshop and I thought I would share all the lovely trees made by all who attended 🙂
I didn’t manage to get a picture of Rita or Isobel’s trees as they left before I got around to taking a picture of them but they looked lovely 🙂
I hope to start making some Christmas cards next week so will try and blog them as I go
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Happy Saturday to you all and I hope your weekend is positively wonderful!
It is that time of the month again and my turn over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog
I have been having so much fun playing with Expandit this week and if you head on over to the blog you can see how I made this cute wee man 🙂 >>>> Link Here
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Happy Saturday to you all 😀
I have a wee pink egg house to share with you today, this is the first of 2 that I have to share, I still have the other one to decorate…
- Pink Egg House £1.00 from Hobbycraft
- Paperartsy Snowflake and Blush Chalk Paint
- Double Sided Tape 1/8th Inch
- Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter
- Styrofoam Eggs
- Dina Wakeley Matte Medium
I painted the whole house white first so that it did not alter the colour of the blush paint… left the inside white
Hope you liked today’s project.. I also finished my G45 Safari Adventure mini album today too.. I will take photo’s of that tonight and do the blog post tomorrow
As always, thanks for popping round
Welcome to Day 11 of Blogmas!
Today I gave a clay vase that I bought a couple of years ago a bit of a festive makeover… it was looking a bit sorry for itself sitting up on the shelf in my shed.
So… I gave it a layer of Deco Art Media White Gesso, dried it with my heat gun, then gave it a lick of Captain Peacock fresco finish chalk acrylic paint from paperartsy…
I wrapped some twine around the middle, painted a balsa wood star with Deco Art Media fluid acrylic metallic gold paint and placed a few sprigs of glittery foliage into it and we are done 🙂
I love making my own home decor for Christmas, makes it that wee bit special knowing its homemade…
As always thanks for popping round and if you fancy joining me tomorrow, I will have another festive project for you.
A warm welcome to Blogmas Day 10! .. gosh we are into double digits now 🙂 we have 14 more days left until Christmas Eve and of course the end of Blogmas!
Today I have a masculine gift box to share with you.. it started out as a plain brown hexagonal paper mache box…
I half started making this the other night when I made a christmas card and mixed up too much of the light green paint, and instead of wasting it, I painted the lid of this box.
Supplies List :-
- 1 x paper mache box
- Paperartsy Hyde Park Semi Opaque Green Paint
- Deco Art Media Tinting Base .. when I mixed it with the Hyde park it gave me the colour on the lid.
- First Edition Wild at Heart 6×6 patterned paper stack (I love this stack)
- Double Sided Tape
- Black Tartan Ribbon from Stampers Grove
- 3 x Painted Pinecones from Hobbycraft (you get 6 in a bunch)
- Hot glue gun to stick the pinecones down
Now that I am writing this blog post and looking at the picture I am wishing that I had edged all the paper panels and the edges of the lid with distress ink just to give it some definition..
As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you tomorrow for Day 11 🙂
Welcome to Blogmas Day 9!
I made it ….. by the skin of my teeth with today’s project 🙂
I still have a few bits n bobs to add to this but it is almost there so thought I would share it as is..
I am at Stampers Grove tomorrow making festive trays with the lovely ladies and this is sample tray No. 2
These trays are perfect for filling with goodies (tea/coffee/biscuits or toiletries/perfume/makeup or even sit a dolly or a big teddy in the middle and wrap up in cellophane with a big bow on top..
I want to add some glittery snowflakes (using the Tim Holtz dies I used earlier in the week) along the outside edges just to finish this off but I will need to do that tomorrow morning.
I’m off to bed now as it is an early start for me in the morning, then I will see you all tomorrow evening for another blogmas project… I’m thinking it might be a gift box 😉
As always, I appreciate you coming round
You know the other day how I said I was done with Halloween? ….well…..I forgot that I bought a paper mache pumpkin when I was in Hobbycraft and seeing as it is Halloween tomorrow, I thought I better paint it 😀
I actually got a bargain it was reduced to £4.00 ! So here is my naked pumpkin, it is fairly big and about the size of a medium real one 😉
I gave it an initial coat of Paperartsy Butternut Opaque chalk finish paint I didnt have any opaque orange paints so had to improvise
then I added a dollop of Deco Art Media Tinting Base and some quinacridone gold which gave me a pale orange colour
then i mixed in more quinacridone gold to the base dollop on my desk and we are getting there..
and even more ….
then i dry brushed neat quinacrodone gold all over the top.. and happy with the result
Happy Halloween everyone!!