Always Flowers

IMG_0090 For this wall hanging, I glued four floor puzzle pieces together (gotta love charity shop finds!) with DecoArt decopage glue.  I love that glue as it sets up quickly and you’re not stuck (pardon the pun) holding things  for ages.  I then gave it a few coats of gesso, sanding between coats, to cover the puzzle picture.  I’m sure you’ll be surprised to know I then used Dylusions in my favourite colours of purple, blue & green on both the puzzle pieces and some white super smooth card (TCP card since it takes Dylusions beautifully).  I stamped JOFY flowers in grey archival on to the puzzle and the sentiment in blue archival ink on to the white card.  I die cut Marianne roses from the spritzed paper and the swirls from navy card.  I used DecoArt Multi Faux Finishing Media to both seal the piece and attach the swirls all in one fell swoop…I love it when you can do two things with one product!

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613 Avenue Create – http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/

Anything But a Card Challenges – use 5 (5 die cuts used) – http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.ca/

Catered Crop – http://cateredcrop.com/

CraftyCatz – http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Craft Room Door- http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/

Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog – http://rheddandrosies.blogspot.co.uk/

Southern Girls Challenge – http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

MilkCoffee Challenge – http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Anything But a Card – http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.co.uk/

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Here’s my creation.

Callie's New Shoes

Callie’s New Shoes

Lots of flowers!

Lots of flowers!

I started with a shoe money box from Lisa’s fab shop.  I love these piggy banks as they come in a variety of designs and are so wonderful to paint.  I did a base coat in blocks of purple, teal, and blue (my favourite colours) DecoArt paints.  Then I used DecoArt’s Weathered Wood effect which just might be my new favourite technique.  I don’t know, I’m fickle so next week it might be a different technique! lol  Over the Weathered Wood I put a thin coat (where I remembered) of buttermilk.  It’s such fun to watch the top dry (not at all like watching normal paint dry) because the cracks appear before your very eyes!

I coloured up this fab digi image from Ditzie using my copics and then a bit of frantage to make it all smexy.  The sentiment, also from Ditzie, is all the validation I need for a new pair of shoes! lol  I thought it went perfectly with the image and the shoe money box.

 

 

 

 

The flowers are a just a bunch I picked out of my stash…mostly from That Craft Place.  Although the giant rose came from a fizzy bath set and was a hideous shade of pepto bismol pink.  Once again, the fabulous Dylusions Sprays worked their magic and made everything the right shades for my project.  I also used the sprays to colour the cheese cloth (originally white) that I got from Lisa.  I tried to take Neil Walker’s advice and use a couple of different colours on the flowers to add interest.  Did it work?

I used DecoArt’s Faux Finishing Medium to apply the cheese cloth to the show and it worked a treat.  I was able to put wrinkles (for a lack of a better word) into the cloth to add texture for the flowers to cling to.  I used the fab collal silicon glue to attach the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture shows the weathered wood effect.  Thick paint = big cracks.  Thin coat = little cracks.

Weathered wood effect

Weathered wood effect

Love, love this technique.  I learned it in one of Mark Gould’s classes at That Craft Place aka my happy place!

 

Thanks for stopping by.  If you leave me a little bit of love, I’ll put your name into the draw for this shoe money box as Prince Charming has declared I don’t need anymore shoes.  Normally, I wouldn’t listen, but since the three shoe racks I have don’t hold all my shoes, I might just have to agree with him!  Don’t tell him! lol

 

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