Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Gilded Lily Shadow Box

Hey all and welcome to my post.  This week I have a little 4"x6" shadow box that is part of the new Lasercut designs from Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  This will also be available at SENZ as a kit so please be sure to check out Faiths stand.

So I will keep this post pretty simple as there is a detailed tutorial available in the kits.

I have used some white glue to adhere all the pieces together and lightly sanded.  

I have added a couple of coats of white gesso.

I then covered the box with  Royal Gardens and Gilded Lily from the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection. 

 I fussy cut two of the cutouts from Lavish Style
 I grabbed a large mulberry paper rose from my stash and teamed it up with Faiths paper and acrylic roses.
 My final touches were these cute little charms and a little bottle with some tiny seed beads.

 I have added some antique bronze medium sized feet, small handle and box corners.

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Rose Quartz Gift Giving Set

Hello all and welcome to my post for Megs Garden.  Today's project was inspired by Mothers Day, and now that it has been I can share my lovely projects with you all.  I have created a unique and softly feminine gift giving collection.  The beautiful colours and soft tones in the Rose Quartz Papers lends itself perfectly for that special gift for Mum.

 My first two creations are a card and matching paperbag envelope that I have altered to

 To create the paperbag envelope, I have folded the base of the paper bag up and glued down both sides to create a pocket for one of the Cut and Create  tags

and I have slipped my card into the bag opening.

 My card is quite simple, just a piece of folded baby pink cardstock.  I have used a border punch down one side and also accented with a white cardstock border.  I have used more of the Cut and Create sheet, large Gardenia, dusty pink ribbon, twine, baby paper roses and a fancy frame. I have inked all my edges with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress ink.

 I have also added the punch borders to the inside of the card.

My next creation from this gift set is an altered white glass jar.  I am sorry readers, but I have no before pics, but I do have a bit of a tutorial on how I added the Cut and Create label.

I fussy cut one of the labels from the Cut and create sheet.  However I found that the paper was a little thick and wanted to crinkle around the edges.  So I decided to gently rub back some of the layers.  I gently spritzed the back of the label

 and then ever so lightly, I rubbed the back of the label till it started to "ball up".

 I repeated this a couple of times, being very careful not to rip or remove too much.
 Once I had removed enough layers  that the label now sat flush, with hardly any wrinkling or crinkling, I glued it into place with some mod podge.

and then sealed it with some Jo Sonja's decoupage varnish.


 And last, but not least is my gift bag.  I have a few of these little craft paper bags in my stash and this was the perfect size for my altered jar.

I have used ....... Rose Quartz to decorate the front and the back. To embellish I have used the large metal filligree rose and layered a cream gardenia to it.  I have also used the cream trim and lace from our kit.  I fussy cut   the "Love You" tag from the Cut and Create to tuck in behind the flower as an added sentiment.

Items I have used to create my projects are:-

Thank you for joining me today.  
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Altered Bottles Mixed Media Style

Hey there crafty peeps and welcome to this weeks post for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  Today I have couple of altered bottles to share with you all.  I have been bitten by the mixed media bug and have been really enjoying  getting my hands dirty!!

I first gave my two bottles  generous coats of black gesso and then set them aside to dry. I have used quite a few of the metal filigrees, resin pieces and cabachons to decorate my bottles with.  Once the black gesso was dry I began to stick everything down the E6000 and then added another layer of black gesso.When this was all dry, I dry brushed it all with some white gesso and then grabbed some of my favourite Lindy's sprays and began spraying!!

Below are a few process pics of both bottles and also the more glamourous shots...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Shabby chic Altered Art Easel

Hey there crafters, welcome to my post for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  Today I have another altered art easel to share with you all.  However, this time I have altered it using the Prima Marketing Debutante paper collection to create a unique piece of wall art complete with places to put a couple of little photos.

I received these Prima papers from Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd sometime last year and I loved them so much I just had to hoard them...that is till now.   They have gone perfectly with this project.  I don't have a great deal of process photo's as the project worked up rather quickly.  I did give the wooden palette a couple of coats of white gesso.  I traced the palette shape and then distressed all the edges and then inked them up with some Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I have added some Cotton Candy Pink Lindy Stamp Gang Spray and some stencilling with Art Basics Modelling Paste - Opaque Matt

Once the modelling past was dry I adhered the paper to the palette base and then the began layering up all the lovely embellies...

and there you have it!! so here are the glamour shots...

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