Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Crafter's Companion Challenge: Autumn

Here is my entry into the September Crafter's Companion Challenge: Autumn.

I used these Crafter's Companion products:
Luminarte Radiant Rain Pourables in oranges, browns and greens 
(no link as not on Crafter's Companion website at the moment)
Sheena's paint fusion brushes 
(no link as not on Crafter's Companion website at the moment)

The wreath was one I picked up from Ebay.  I wrapped some brown check gingham ribbon (from my stash) around the wreath and secured it on the back.  I then made a paper ribbon from some mustard coloured handmade paper ribbon (also from my stash).  I used the 3D glue gel to secure it at the top of the wreath. 

I made some backgrounds by sponging different colours of the pourables onto some mustard and green cardstock.  I dried this with my heatgun and then used Versamark to stamp and emboss the Sheena stamps with Cosmic Shimmer copper detail embossing powder.  I then spent some time cutting these out carefully.  I arranged the leaves and glued them onto the wreath to give them dimension with the 3D glue gel.  

I made the acorns out of Martha Stewart paper clay and a Martha Stewart acorn mould the day before and left them to dry.  I painted these with Pebeo acrylic paints and the paint fusion brushes - I love these brushes.

I hope that you like my wreath, I enjoyed making it!

Any comments will be well received - I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog.

Many thanks and happy crafting!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Felt Beach Hut Bunting

Hi all,
Tonight I am posting the beach hut bunting that I made out of felt for my sister.  I made it as a present to take to her in Canada to remind her of home!

 I used felt from Corrine Lapierre's Multibuy Pack of 3 x 5 9 Inch Felt Sheets with FREE Beach Huts Pattern in the 'Summer' option  with white added from another kit.  The felt is such lovely quality as it's wool felt - not like the cheap stuff at all.  You get the pattern free with the felt which is a good deal.  I re-sized the pattern on my scanner to 85% and 75% with the full sized one in the middle and the smallest at either end.  On the smallest ones I just created one plank down the middle of the hut rather than the two on the larger ones.

This is my first go with felt and I really enjoyed it!  Good to sit in front of the telly and do as it isn't messy like papercrafting and you can do it on a lap tray.

Thanks for stopping by!