Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Craft-Room Challenge - Picture Inspiration

Another fortnight has flown by and it's time for another craft-Room Challenge. This is the last challenge of the year and sadly it will be the last ever Craft-Room Challenge. It's been a difficult and busy year for some of the DT  and other members are moving to new pastures so we've decided to call it a day. Debi is the hostess of this last challenge and she has a lovely picture for us all to be inspired by.

Our sponsor for the challenge is The MDF Man

Inspiration Picture

For my DT piece I've decorated a frame and taken my inspiration from the roses, colour blue, snow and frost.

I gave the frame a couple of coats of gesso and then painted it blue, when the paint dried I dry brushed a paler blue over the top. I stencilled some snowflakes with modelling paste, when the paste dried I sprayed the frame with Glimmer Mist and melted some white Frantage embossing enamel. I printed the image and painted the edges with blue paint then I put it in the frame. I die cut the leaves and ivy and covered them with Stickles. I've had some red roses in my stash for a long time and I covered them with frosted lace Stickles. Then I glued them to the frame and added some silver cord.

 A close up of the frame.

A close up of the flowers.

The rest of DT have been inspired by the picture and have made some gorgeous samples so why not visit the Craft-Room and take a look.

Monday, 1 December 2014

My First DT Post For Altered Eclectics

This is my first DT post for the Altered Eclectics challenge and I've made a Christmas Door Hanger. The challenge is Always Anything Goes As Long As It's Not A Card.

I found a plastic door hanger in a charity shop, it had a cute design on it. I started by giving it a couple of coats of gesso and then painted it blue.

I then stencilled some snowflakes with modelling paste and when the paste dried I gave it a wash of mermaid Fresco Finish paint and then I dry brushed it with snowflake Fresco Finish paint.

I put some stickles over the snowflakes and painted DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze over all the hanger when the stickles had dried, then I edged it with black soot
I die cut a Sizzix snowman and covered it with the crackle glaze, then I die cut the two Sizzix deer out of one of my monoprints and stamped some script on them, I also put some crackle glaze on them. I used a Spellbinder die and white card for the poinsettia and leaves and I covered them with red and green stickles. I glued everything to the hanger together with some silver cord, silver beads and die cut letters.

This is a close up of the crackle.