Friday, 29 April 2016

Wonky Wood Houses A Joggles DT Project

Hello Joggles fans! I am so very excited to share with you my very first design team project for Joggles!  This month I was asked for my take on some of the famous Wonky Wood Houses from Joggles.
I love these wonky houses, they come in many different shapes and sizes and are open to interpretation to each artist.  Here is a list of all the things you will need to make houses like mine.
Joggles Products Used:
Wonky Wood Houses
Silks Acrylic Glaze Iridescent Blue
Silks Acrylic Glaze Guatemalan Green
Mod Podge Matte
Joggles Stencils - Branches [30-33714]
Dina Wakley Media White Gesso - 4oz Jar
Inkssentials Glossy Accents 2 fl. oz.
Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter - Oceanic
Tim Holtz® Distress Spray Stains - Evergreen Bough
To start off your houses, I prepped them with gesso, and then when that was dry I added some fun scrapbook paper from my stash, in some colours I liked and used Mod Podge to adhere them.
Once the mod podge was dry, I got out my Branches Stencil from Joggles and some texture paste and added some pretty stencil images to my houses in a few different areas.
Next, I got out some Silks acrylic glazes in Guatemalan Green and painted the sides of the houses.  Joggles has a huge selection of Silks, they are my some of my favorite items to use on my mixed media projects!

Once everything was dry, I got out my Evergreen bough Distress Spray Stain and gave some random shots of spray on top of the houses. This is where the texture paste comes in handy, as the spray collects in the crevices drips down the houses for a fun and shabby look. Use your own creative eye to see where you want to add the sprays to your piece.

I wanted to give the image of a roof on top of the houses, so I got out some my paper clay from my stash and used some molds I have to create the pieces for the roof and the little medallion at the top.  I also painted the medallion in some silks acrylic glaze, in the same colour as the sides of the houses, and gave the longer pieces a coat of the Iridescent Blue. This gave the clay a lovely shimmer.

I glued the clay pieces down with hot glue and added some pretty flowers, metal embellishments and some word sentiments, which I glued down with Glossy Accents. I also used glossy accents to glue down some Glass Glitter to some areas of the houses to give them some sparkle. Where you place your embellishments is again up to you, see what looks good and what doesn't, its good to play around with things before you commit and glue them down.

You can see above the finished pieces. You can decorate your wonky wood houses anyway you like. That is the beauty of these, they can transform into anything. I plan on making more of these little houses in the near future. I hope you will make some and share your wonky wood houses with me!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the Joggles Store for lots of fun products for all your scrapbooking, mixed media and artistic needs.
Other Items Used:
Paper Clay and Molds
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Number Plates
Prima Number Plates
Prima Mechanical Numbers
Tim Holtz  Metal Numbers
Wood Sentiments & Twine From my Stash
Ken Oliver Paper
Texture Paste

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Mixed Media Canvas & April Page Map Challenge for Crafters' Palette DT

Good morning Crafters Palette fans! I have my next dt project today to share with you.  This time we were asked to do a page map challenge. I have posted a picture below here so you can see where my inspiration starting point was.   I have a fun share for you featuring lots of goodies from the  Crafters' Palette Store.
The thing about sketches and page maps, are they are for inspiration only. You don't have to take them so literally, it is open to everyone's creativity and imagination. 
I used a small 4 x 6 inch canvas and gave it a coat of gesso to start off.  I then got out some texture paste and my stencils to give some texture to the canvas.
I used Distress spray stains in milled lavender, black soot, evergreen bough, and cracked pistachio in the right top corner. Make sure you dry each colour in between coats to you don't end up with a muddy mess.  I also used water in a Mist-its bottle to help the colours run down the canvas.

Once the sprays were dry, I added some twine for further texture, and glued on my embellishments and art tiles.
I also added some flowers from my stash to soften the whole look of the piece.

 I created some art tiles with some off cuts of mdf wood. I painted them with some soft pastel colours,  and then used some small stamps and my black stazon ink then went around the edges in white gesso. Finally, to complete the tiles I used some glossy accents on top and sprinkled some glitter on that while it was still wet. The final touch was some small embellishments from my stash. I used various wooden pieces and metals from my stash, however you can find lots of great pieces to embellish your canvas at The Crafters' Palette Store
I hope you have enjoyed my project today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out all the fun goodies in The Crafters' Palette Store and keep up to date with the Designers as well on the Blog.

Crafters' Palette Items Used

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Mixed Media Canvas "Authentic" A Fernli Designs GDT Project

Good morning Fernli Designs fans! I have my new project to share with you this week, it is my final Guest Design Team project for Fernli Designs. I have had so much fun this month creating some fun projects, so lets get started!
I used a 5 x 8 inch Gesso board for this piece. I love using gesso board it is a nice hard surface that takes a lot of mixed media products and stands up well. I started this piece with some embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi, and did a sort of free style on the board with it, creating waves and patterns.
After the paste had dried, I got out some of my favorite colours of Lindy's sprays and added them to the canvas. I set the board aside to work on the embellishments next.

I used a good selection of Fernli Pieces for this canvas, and started off with one of the pieces from the Circle Layers and laid the Celtic Style Flower on top. I dry brushed the wooden pieces with a light blue paint, and then used a white pearl paint, again dry brushed on top of that.   I topped it all off with a few metal embellishments from my stash and added some linen twine to the sentiment to make it look tied to the board.
I used the Wings type 2 with the same dry brush technique, but this time also added some of the moss green spray to the wings as well. I then used some glossy accents and silver micro beads on top to give texture to the wings.  I used a resin cherub head and gave her a funky metal mask for some whimsy.
The Flourishes 2 piece was added to the bottom of the wings and head, and I added a metal piece and small charm on top of it for interest.

 I added a metal crown to the top of the piece and added some tiny Fernli corners to the edges for a finishing touch.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and will give some inspiration to you to try mixed media!
Please don't forget to check out the Fernli Designs Store and keep up to date with the rest of the Fernli Team on their Blog.
Fernli has also been very gracious and has offered a Discount Code for the month of April to me.
  KSF10OFF - this will give 10% off all orders over £25 (not including shipping) You can use this from April 1st to April 30th
Fernli Corners

**Please note credit to this source for inspiration of this project ***

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Butterfly Queen Dressform A Crafters' Palette & Shabby is Chic Boutique DT Project

Good morning friends! I am super excited to share with you my project today. I have created a "Butterfly Queen" dress form. This Project features items from The Crafters' Palette Store. and from Shabby is Chic Boutique
This month for the Crafters Palette we were challenged to make a mono chromatic project, and I love black and white so this was a labor of love for me. It was a good time to get out my items from Shabby Is Chic Boutique to use as well.
 I had so much fun with this project, I am thrilled with how it turned out. In the photo below on the left you can see how the dress form from SCB started out, it was plain white, and I used one of the gorgeous napkins, also from SCB I had , and used some Multi Matte Medium it on top of it to glue it down.

 After the mod podge had dried, I got out a couple of different types of tulle, a plain white one and one from Crafters' Palette and one from my stash with some pretty white daisies on it. I used my needle and thread and did a running stitch to gather the layers of tulle around the dress form. I also added the flatback hearts to random flower centers as well, which were from SCB. I then used some of the gorgeous Black Venise Trim from SCB for contrast, and lastly, I added a lovely Seam Binding bow to finish it off.
For the wings I used a wooden butterfly I had given to me in a RAK from a friend in Australia. I have been looking for the perfect piece to use this on, and this was it! I used black paint on the first layer then some Frantage aged bronze embossing powder on top. Finally, I gave it a coat of Gilders Wax, which gave the wings a lovely shimmery coat. The final touch is a cameo from my stash which I framed in the tiny rhinestone trim from my SCB.
For the crown, I used a metal corner from my stash and using glossy accents added some of the same rhinestone trim from SCB and framed the metal piece to create the mini crown.
I placed the crown at the top of the dress form, I love how it came out! I also added a key from the key set from Shabby Is Chic Boutique, and then added rhinestones to it as well.

 I just adore dress forms and this was so much fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out The Crafters' Palette Store and blog, and also the amazing items in the Shabby Is Chic Boutique Store!

Crafters' Palette Products Used
Black Venise Trim
Silver Key
Small Flat Back Hearts
Dress Form
Butterfly Napkin
Rhinestone Trim

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Altered Craft Caddy Guest DT Project for Fernli Designs

Good morning Fernli Designs Fans!  I am so excited to share my second guest design team project for Fernli Designs. This time I have created one of their fun storage caddies. This one will hold glue or paint or even paint brushes. This is the wonderful thing about these caddies, they are so versatile.
I assembled the caddy and gave it a coat of beige paint and mod podged some fun heart themed paper on top of it.
Next, I got out lots of Fernli goodies and gave them a coat of blue paint with some of the matching beige paint as well so they would match the caddy.

After the paint dried, I gave them a coat of glossy accents for some shine, and also added some gold micro beads for added shimmer and texture. I set these aside and let them dry completely.

Once the wooden embellishements were dry, I continued on with the caddy, put on the paper and gave it a trim with some white Chinese braid, and a small ivory trim along the edges.

Now it was time to add the embellishments I created. I used the goggle wings  (one of my favorite Fernli pieces),  and the smallest clock from the Treble Clock Faces set as a focal piece on the front of the caddy, adding some seam binding to the goggles to mimic he ties that would attach them to a head.
I added metal corners and a few flowers to soften the look, and lots of tiny metal gears to the front of the caddy. I added some of the tiny hearts, and then a metal sentiment and that finished off the front.


Now it was time to work on the side embellishments. I added the Linked Hearts and the Heart Flower Scroll to the sides of the caddy for some fun and interest. I then added a fun metal door knocker to the top to look like the handle had been riveted on. 

Lastly, I added two of the one inch hearts to either side, inside the caddy.
I hope you like my finished caddy, it will be a great addition to my craft room for sure!
Thanks for stopping by today, I have a complete list of Fernli Designs products listed below for you.
Fernli has also been very gracious and has offered a Discount Code for the month of April to me.
  KSF10OFF - this will give 10% off all orders over £25 (not including shipping) You can use this from April 1st to April 30th