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Wee Wooly Flower

Wee Wooly Flower.

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Hi everyone!

How have you all been?

I am easing myself  back into crafting again slowly, after having spent the most wonderful time down at Indigoblu HQ doing a demonstrator course.        I have learned sooo much in my time away, and brought back so many lovely new things to craft with and ideas for projects that I want to do,  that I really don’t know where to start or what to make first!

So guess what?

I decided to make a wee wooly flower from some gorgeous Merino wool,  just to help me along the way 🙂  Love how it turned out and if I can perfect my technique and get them a wee bit skinnier, then I will make some cards with them.

I am planning to head up to my shed after tea tonight and get started with making some projects for Indigoblu.. I have a Manequin torso and stand to finish.    I also have the new christmas release stamps to play with and create a card for the Indigoblu challenge blog for this month, which is Christmas in July!

It is going to be a busy evening 🙂

As always, thank you so much for popping in

Sarah

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Take Some Notes…

Just  a quick post tonight with a little project to share that I have worked on and off over the last 2 days, there is a lot of different layers in this altered A5 notebook.

There are layers of gesso, paint, texture paste, embossing, enamel embossing, gilding, and dry brushing..

Like how it looks, and has also given me an idea for Christmas!   I think this would look fab with snowflakes all over it, keeping the same colour scheme etc.. I just need to remember to make one nearer the time 😉 .

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as always, thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Seaglass Candle Holder

Hi everyone… how are you all doing?

I have not posted anything for over a week … that’s because we had a wee holiday, we headed up to Royal Deeside, to Braemar for a few days.. recharged our batteries and chilled.  I  love getting away, travelling to new places, taking in the local scenery etc, it is good for the soul 🙂

I came home bursting with ideas and inspiration!..

This is my first project… I sorted through all my seaglass collection and gathered all the opaque white pieces to make a tealight holder.. The glass I used was recycled, it had Nutella in it beforehand, you know the one that comes with the white plastic lid 🙂

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I used Pinflair gel glue to fix all my glass into position, it takes a while to dry, but is perfect for this type of project, when it dries it has a rubbery feel to it, plus it is good with heat..

Here is a view of the candle before I placed a tealight inside.

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Here is a proper look at it in the dark.. for the full effect of the beautiful seaglass

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I am really tempted to make others, one using my aqua glass and one with my green glass collections.

I had a little play around with the 3rd image below and changed the hue / colour settings to give it a purple glow, then added a little touch of space overlay 😉

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Well… that’s my wee post for the night, as always, thanks so much for popping round.

See you soon with more projects

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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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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Hello

Hi everyone…

It has been a busy weekend for me, on Saturday I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove where we learned all about Stampendous Fran~tage Products, and if you follow me on Instagram, you will have no doubt seen all my experiments 🙂

When I got home, I headed up to my shed to do my homework for the upcoming Online Card Classes – Watercolor for card makers

I prepared all my colour swatches and did a plaid/checked background… I made mine into a tag!

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I used the following supplies:-

  • Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die
  • Aquarelle Watercolour Paper
  • Flat Watercolour brush
  • Adirondak Juniper Dye Ink
  • Gorjuss The Fox Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers in Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo
  • Sequins
  • Stampin up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Hemptique Natural Twine

Here are some examples of my colour swatches below…

Distress Markers

Adirondak Dye Inks

Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils

Stampin Up Inks

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Distress Stains

I think that’s about it from me… I do have one last picture to share with you and it is the gorgeous Fran~tage products that I bought this weekend and one from a couple of weekends ago..

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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 🙂