card making, Decoupage

Winter Reindeer Coat of Arms

Hi Everyone…

Welcome to Blogmas Day 16

Today’s project is a Winter Reindeer Coat of Arms made from a reindeer head I bought in stampers grove and the plaque is cut from a cat food box 🙂

reindeer-of-arms-1

The reindeer looked like this before I started

reindeer

I took out some mod podge matte and some Papermania decopatch papers

paper-mache-paper

I painted the whole thing with white gesso as a base coat so that the papers would pop when they were glued once they covered the entire reindeer head.

reindeer-of-arms-2

The base of the head was covered in clear glitter, and I stuck some glittery snowballs on the sides pf the plaque, it was finished off with a wooden snowflake dipped in versamark ink and a coat of white encrusted embossing powder applied and when melted I sprinkled some iridescent glitter over top to make it sparkle..

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and finally the reindeer was centred and stuck down onto the plaque and it’s done.

reindeer-of-arms-1

As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you all tomorrow for day 17!

Sarah x

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Chocolate Box Toadstool

Chocolate Box Toadstool.

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday to you all, hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend!

Yesterday I drove all the way up to Turriff in Aberdeenshire to a fabulous wee craft shop called Madhatters, where I did a Demonstration for Indigoblu.   It was worth the 6 hours driving and 320 odd miles round trip!

madhatters

Wendy the shop owner was brilliant and kept all the ladies going with cups of tea, then we had a lovely wee buffet lunch (I even got a wee doggy bag to take with me for my drive home)!    So a special thank you to Wendy for your hospitality and fabulous wee craft shop.

I bought a couple of these toadstools, they have the best selection of decopatch shapes, boxes & things I have ever seen and just had to bring these home with me… so guess what today’s project was 😉

decopatch toadstool

I used the following Indigoblu Products to transform this wee cutie!

  • Indigoblu Flitterglu, Phat Foam & Scoochie.
  • Indigoblu Chocolate Box Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Snow White Metallic Cottage Acrylic Paint
  • Indigoblu “Enjoy Life” Stamp Set .. using the “With Love” Stamp
  • Stazon Ganache Ink
  • Stitched Tag Die

Here is the wee toadstool transformed into something rather special, I love this and will be making another one very soon which will travel with me to Indigoblu Demonstrations around Scotland.

Toadstool1

 

That’s me for today.. hope you enjoyed today’s project..

I will be back on Wednesday over on the Indigoblu Blog with a lovely project made with one of the brand new stamp releases

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah xx

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Indigoblu Demonstration Day Gourock – Saturday 15th November 2014

Hi there everyone…

Just an update to let you know where you can find me this Saturday 🙂

Join me for an Indigoblu demonstration day on Saturday 15th November 2014 from 10am till 4pm at Lunderston Bay,  by  Gourock at the Craft Shop at

Cardwell Garden Centre:

Lunderston Bay
By Gourock
Inverclyde
Scotland
PA19 1BB
Telephone: 01475 521 536
Fax: 01475 521 339
Email: info@cardwellgc.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

I will be demonstrating the brand new Christmas stamps, Flitterglu, Megaflakes, English garden cottage paint, the new metallic paints, Slap it on starter kit with Chrsitmas Decorations and much more.

Look forward to meeting everyone who can make it along.

Sarah

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Altered Indigoblu Mannequin

mannequin 1

Hellooooo……

It has been a while since my last blog post, too long, i think, but I have been busy 🙂

Today I have an altered Indigoblu mannequin /dressform to share with you…. this will be coming along to all the Indigoblu demonstrations I will be doing in the coming months.

mannequin 2

There is a cool technique used on the mannequin, whereby you stamp tissue in the ink and stamps of your choice, then apply it to the mannequin with slap it on matte..

mannequin 4

 

I have also used the large butterfly stamp with megaflake stamped onto vellum twice and attached them back to back to give it wings that look good from both sides..

mannequin 3

 

I also added various trims and embelishments from my wee craft shed to finish her off..

mannequin 6

I hope you like today’s project, now I have tackled doing one, I quite fancy making more 🙂

There will be a full supply list at the bottom of this post if you fancy having a go at making one for yourself 🙂

mannequin 5

 

Supplies List :-

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Notebooks and Flower Pots

Hi everyone…

Busy day in the shed .. I spent the morning tidying and sorting (again)!  and early evening I managed to make another couple of projects to take along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

When I was down in Kelso a couple of weekends ago, I picked up some items for altering, and used these today..

First project is a clay plant pot.. I gave it a base coat of Gee-Sso Good White Gesso… it dried really quick, no need to use the  heat gun,  then a napkin that I bought a while back,  next i applied some Slap it on Matte, and adhered the napkin to the pot..

Napkin Pottery 1

Once the napkin was completely dry, I wrapped 3 x strips of 1/8th Inch Red Line Tape around the pot, and applied some Lancashire Rose Megaflake.. look how it shines, I just love it!

Napkin Pottery 3

the second project continues with the same these of using napkins and slap it on matte medium to cover a note book…

Note Book1

This wee notebook measures approx 5.5″ x 5.5″ and the napkin covered it beautifully, the only difference between the 2 projects is I did not apply any gee-sso good gesso to the book before applying the napkin.

note book 2

 

Supplies List:-

  • Pottery Plant Pot
  • 5.5″ x 5.5″ Notebook
  • Gee-Sso Good White Gesso from Indigoblu
  • Slap it on Matte from Indigoblu
  • 3ply Napkin peel apart and only use the top layer
  • Red line tape
  • Indigoblu Lancashire Rose Megaflake
  • Flitterglu from Indigoblu
  • Phat Foam from Indigoblu
  • Scoochy Foam by Indigoblu
  • Plastic Pallete Knife from Indigoblu
  • Stampin Up Dark Brown Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Vintage Ric Rac Ribbon
  • Tonic Dies Oblong
  • Woodware chipboard Alphas
  • Dark Brown  & Tulip Pink Alcohol Ink Marker
  • Stampin up dimensional Adhesive
  • Indigoblu  Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Ink
  • Dylusions White Spray

I hope you enjoyed the projects.. can’t wait to create more.. I have a couple of fab ideas in the pipeline and i’m sure you will want to try them 😉

as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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A Bird in the Hand…..

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!…

Here is a little altered wooden birdhouse, I loved it so much I bought 3 of them yesterday when I was down in Kelso!

Bird House

Indigoblu Supplies used :-

  • Black Gee-so Good Gesso
  • Megaflake : Royal Peacock
  • Flitterglu Kit
  • Derwent battery operated eraser (these are fab and everyone should have one!)
  • Alter-Ego’s

Other Supplies used :-

  • Wooden Bird House, Decoupage Paper and glue from Strikes/Klondyke Garden Centre Kelso
  • Grunge Paste
  • Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn
  • Acetate
  • Scortape
  • Glossy accents
  • Dots Stencil

Bird House

 

I thought that I had ruined the look of the bird house by adding the texture paste, so I asked my hubby for his opinion,… he said it looked fine, and looked like the birds had poo’d down the front of the house!! typical lol

Thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

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Shabby Sunday #10

Happy Sunday everyone!

Shabby Sunday #10 – a wee shabby egg

I have had a very busy morning up in my wee shed, I have recorded a video with all the goodies I have been buying lately, then I made my shabby sunday project below, and I have also made a couple of cards!

I will share the video & cards later … I have a one other thing I really want to make , that I think will look rather cool

shabby sunday #10

supplies list:-

  • Polystyrene / Styrafoam Medium sized Egg from Hobbycraft
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • Muslin fabric cut into strips and patches
  • Vintage lace trim &polkadot flower from Etsy Lavish Laces
  • Flower Sequins
  • Small pearl pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Rose Pin (I made this a while ago)

shabby sunday #10 2

I hope to see you later with a couple more blog posts..

shabby sunday #10 1

As always thanks so much for your support and for popping round

Sarah 🙂