Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Gift from the Heart

It's the start of the second week for the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie which is A Gift from the Heart and our host is the lovely Cec.


I came across this little frame when I was unpacking my craft room after our house move and thought it would be just the right thing for this challenge. I started by sanding it then giving it a coat of Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. I added some texture using the Wendy Vecchi Ornate Dots Overlay stencil and Embossing Paste.


While the paste was drying I used the Build a Blossom SiSi and stencilled the flowers using Fresco Finish paints then stamped the flower over the top and cut them out.


I then painted the frame using Fresco Finish paints gradually uysing darker colours over the textured areas. I then spritzed the frame with Picket Fence Spray Distress Stain.


I've used the Tim Holtz Ideaology Alphabet Soup Grunge Board letters to make the word and then painted the panel with Fresco Finish paints. I painted around the letters with a darker colour then blended the colour out using a babywipe.


To finish off I arranged the stencilled flowers around the frame.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Happy Birthday Nikola !

Today is a special day as its my eldest niece's birthday. 

Happy Birthday Nikola !

I am gradually getting through the birthday card list and today is another one ticked off !


I started by painting a piece of white card with Clear Gesso. Then I mixed Sage,  Bora Bora and Snowflake Fresco Finish paints and brushed it over the card (I spotted this combination in one of the Craft Stamper magazines that the very talented Liz Borer had a project featured). Just before the paint had completely dried I used a baby wipe and due to the Gesso layer some of the paint wiped away. Love the distressed effect !


Apologies, I got carried away so didn't take any further step by step photos ! I used the Lin Brown 006 stencil with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint and  once dry I then gave it a wash of the same combination I started with but with the addition of Hyde Park and South Pacific. I then stencilled again using the Lin Brown 004 stencil and then used the little script stamp from the Lynn Perella 014 and stamped it with Fresco Finish paint.


I then added some strips of Tissue Tape and the die cut the trellis using the Tim Holtz die. I painted the trellis using the same combination of paint that I did the wash with, decided it was too dark and then spritzed it with Picket Fence Spray Distress Stains. The main image is from the PaperArtsy Hotpicks 1303 set and is stamped onto a piece of Smoothy Card that was an offcut from the first step of the background. I used another offcut to add a thin strip between the trellis and the main image and I've stamped it with Fresco Finish paint using the Wendy Vecchi Lots of Leaves background stamp. The sentiment is also by Wendy Vecchi from the True Art set.


I'd got a small spray bottle that I'd put some Fresco Finish paint and water in but I'd no idea what the colour was, it looked about right but I added some Hyde Park to make it a little greener then sprayed the paper flowers. I dried them off then spritzed them with Picket Fence Spray Distress Stain. The metal filigree and the metal corner embelishments have been dabbed with Fresco Finish paint using Cut 'n' Dry foam.

I've broken the Christmas card drought and started to make some this weekend, quite relieved that I'm off the mark !

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Step x Step for Frilly and Funkie

Today I'm sharing a step x step over on the Frilly and Funkie blog and ticked off another birthday card off my list !



I've also been playing with the new Spray Distress Stains, I definitely need more colours !

You can find all the details for today's project here.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

As the Sun Colours Flowers.....

I'm back tonight with a quick post as I'm sharing my project over on the PaperArtsy blog.



I've been playing with the lovely Ellen Vargo stamps and of course lots of Fresco Finish paints !

For all the details you'll need to hop over here.