Friday, 27 November 2015

An Enchanted Garden - BoBunny DT

In some parts of the world its heading into winter, but for me its spring and with that comes the nor west winds that drive me crazy :( but theres also the amazing colour of spring bulbs and blossom :)  and its that colour and floral abundance that got me thinking about this project.

Ive had this terrarium for awhile, it was going to be a Christmas project, but I fell in love with Enchanted Harvest!, and knew it was now going to be my wee forest :)

I love that there is so much fussy cutting!! :) :) and the autumn colour scheme, which is one of my favourite combos :)  and butterflies! and did I mention the sunflowers?!!  Theres a lot to love!  And while its also about Thanks Giving it lends itself to so many other possibilities.

The butterflies are curled to give them 'flight' and mounted on laminate to help give them the appearance of flying :)

I fussy cut the little girl out - I quite like how she looks like she's peering up at those butterflies :)

Looking down from above, - its'nt that wee deer so cute?!

All the flowers are curled and leaves are dry embossed with my flower making tool set, which I think gives them all 'life' and not looking flat.

If you are celebrating Thanks Giving, I hope you've had a lovely weekend :)
thanks for popping by, til next time  :)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Be Happy………………………….

This week I finally finished my friends birthday present.  It wasn't what I initially had in mind but that just was not working, and then I saw this in Spotlight and new exactly what I wanted to do.  But Im still late :(  I seem to have developed a track record for that :( :(  even though I always have the best of intentions!!

Kaisercraft have put out some of these phrases in MDF - they come with a wee stand to sit upright but I discarded that to mount it on a canvas.

I love all those layouts or canvas with a rainbow of colours in the background and wanted to have a go at something like that, so that was the idea for what I wanted behind the phrase.

I couldn't be bothered painting the wood with a brush, so I spray painted it - far quicker!  I sprayed on the paint colours I wanted to use for my background, and then used a paint brush to roughly spread it around, and waited for it all to dry.  I used two different stencils for the background, one with gel and one with texture paste.

When that was all dry I then started stamping with two different stamp sets, one Finnabair and the other a Prima stitches, stamp in black archival ink.  And that was it!  I LOVE it!!  So does the recipient ;)

As I sit here typing Im thinking also of the absolute rubbish going on in the world today.  My thoughts like many of you are of Paris.  I seriously wonder some days what the world is coming to.  Never mind global warming, we seem to be doing a better job at killing each other.  I wonder why we can't just accept that we are all different and get on with it instead of trying to make people conform to what we think they should be?

Be happy everyone :)