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Altered Indigoblu Mannequin

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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.

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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..

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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..

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

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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 🙂

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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..

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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Aye Aye ;-)

Evening all… 🙂

It’s almost the weekend… can you feel it ?

I have a real busy weekend ahead… I have a demonstration for Indigoblu at the Mayfield Garden Centre in Kelso on Saturday, so in preparation for this I made a wee project/table decoration …

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This is a paper mache “I” and I also have a “B” … for Indigoblu .. I think they will look nice, bright and eyecatching for my wee demo table

supplies used :-

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As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Shabby Sunday #12 ~ Shabby Egg Embelishments

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Shabby Sunday this week is an old egg carton up-cycled and turned into a shabby chic embelishment box!

Now the blog post today is picture heavy, I took lots of pictures of the process along the way 🙂

I took an egg carton, carefully peeled off the label to use as a template..

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I love the texture of this egg carton it looks a bit like fabric!

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I took a pencil, drew around the outline of the label and then cut it out

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then I took a distress tool to rough up the edges…

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Once the edges are roughed up, the patterned paper is set aside till later…

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next we are ready to paint the egg carton.. I am using Paperartsy Snowflake Chalk Paint..

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I am painting the whole of the box, inside and out…

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then once the box is completely dry, I’m measuring up the inside, to place some patterned paper in there..

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I’m using a Stampin up patterned paper on this project, I think it is called Tea Time..

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This piece of paper had the edges roughed up too.. then fixed down inside the lid of the box..

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I have 2 x double row’s of shabby white trim going in next and I also have a little spring flowers panel, with the edges roughed up too..

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I popped a couple of pink Petaloo flowers either side of the spring flower panel..

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The outer edge (inside) of the egg carton also got a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste… to give it a lovely shabby shimmer

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lovely & sparkly…  now on to the front/top of the carton…. Now its time to add the patterned paper to the top of the box, i’m using 1/8th inch scortape

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for the top I cut this “wish” sentiment out from a journal card on a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper..

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then I embelished the top with mulberry flowers, buttons, butterflies and pearls.. and added some trinkets to the inside and it’s done!

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I had loads of fun making this project today!

As always., thank you 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

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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)

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

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

Sarah 🙂

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Shabby Sunday #8

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to Shabby Sunday week #8

This week I have altered 2 x pasta sauce jars (that were due to be recycled this weekend) to make a lovely wee shabby chic candle holders, they are now out of the recycling chain and will be used around the house and garden deck area.

I plan to take a picture of them this evening with the candles lit, so that you can see what they are like in the dark 🙂

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Supplies list :-

  • Vintage Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Burlap strips and burlap flowers
  • vintage button
  • Hemptique cord
  • Scor-tape
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Tuile
  • Calico Fabric
  • Glue Dots, linen thread, Collall Glue
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink (to die the lace just below the hemp cord on the jar on the right)

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The jars were cleaned thoroughly in the dishwasher before being used 🙂

In the tealight holder below, I used the tattered florals die by tim holtz and cut out several layers of calico and tuille, stitched them all together and layered with shop a bought burlap flower.

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It is really easy to make these jars, I used lace and fabric, but you could use patterned paper, felt, paint, the possibilities are endless, plus you do not need to use real tealights (flame variety) you can buy little tealights with an artificial flame that are battery operated, which will make them super safe 🙂

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thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂