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TCW – stenciling furniture

hello everyone!

isn’t it hard to believe that August is almost over! where has this month gone.. this month i decided to add a bit of colour to my space

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

so I opened my home studio over a year ago and I just used old kitchen cabinets for storage and old tables with an added pressboard top for my workshops and they were working really well…but everything was darkish.   so I took it upon myself to paint the cabinets and well  since i did have lots of paint left over I figured why not paint the desk tops too!!

but then I couldn’t just leave them white right!! so I decided I would brighten them up just a bit and after choosing the Stained Glass stencils  and deciding i wanted to create a row using the colours of our chakras I began

i applied various colours through each stencil to create variation through out and kept going until i was happy.

i just kept sponging and mixing until i had all seven of the stencils in place

as much as  i love the crisper lines i wanted my image to appear aged so taking a baby wipe i wiped down each ring

now that is what i wanted!!  the table looked incomplete with just the 7 images down the centre so i took out the 6×6 of the same stencil and stencilled the corners as well as TCW261s and using the black licorice paint i bordered my tables. i purposefully didn’t use the entire stencil each time because once again i wanted that aged look

now for the final touch i used a couple of different tapes around the entire table

and here you have it.. my completed table tops

the crown chakra colours to the root chakra colours is what will greet my customers when they come in

and from where i sit and create is the root chakra colours to the crown chakra coloursi hope you have been inspired to use your stencils on pieces around your home. i have not stopped thinking about what i could stencil next!!!

A QUICK TIP:  something i did learn though this whole process is that one should always make sure to take note of where the bottom of your stencil is for those times you wanted to line it back up again to add colour.

Supplies used:

TCW261s (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – art is
TCW462 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop– stained glass
TCW heavy body paints (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – black licorice, lemon custard, orange slice, candy apple red, blueberry pie, grape jelly, raspberry sorbet, blue jellybean, kale smoothy and spun sugar


mixed media monthly challenge #39 – photo inspiration

hello everyone

today i am here to share with you some mid month inspiration for the August – Mixed Media Monthly challenge #39 – Inspiration Photo!

this month we had the pleasure of partnering up with Indigo Blu

IndigoBlu is a manufacturer of – High Quality “Quintessentially English” Rubber Stamps, paints, stencils, etc…

i had received  the Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu the Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu and for my first challenge i had used Floral Fantasy….. for my second i wanted to use both!

but before I go further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot

now when looking at the County House stamp i couldn’t not see it as a door to a fairy home!  so i started my art journal page by stamping and layering my flowers on one corner, the fairy door on the bottom and then taping off a tree i started making a fairy home

i mixed a bit of paint with texture paste and applied through the stencil

and then i coloured my tree using some watercolour pencils

added a few more flowers and butterflies to the page

a little fairy sitting on a tree stump chatting with the butterfliesand here you have it, my finished page!

don’t forget to play along with us.. you have lots of time left to upload and share your creation for a chance to win this months generous prize packet from Indigo Blu


Supplies used:

Indigo Blu – Floral Fantasy ,  (http://www NULL.indigoblu House (http://www NULL.indigoblu
TheCrafter’sWorkshop – TCW742 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop,  modeling paste, paints (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
Derwent – coloured pencils (https://www NULL.derwentart
Sizzix thinlit- fanciful fairy  (https://www NULL.sizzix







Eileen Hull – Pocket House = Chore holder

hello everyone!

today i am here to share with you a quick and easy project you can create using the Eileen Hull pocket house (https://www NULL.sizzix die!!

i am always looking for ways to use my dies in a different way and this is what i came up with this time!!   here is basically what i did.

  •  place a piece of fabric onto a piece of double sided adhesive.
  • cover a sheet of mat board (https://www NULL.sizzix double sided adhesive and cover with felt
  • die cut a house out of the fabric and two out of the felt/mat board
  • die cut one piece of mat board from the 3D die
  • using a strong adhesive place all together and decorate

i then just put together some tags which i had die cut and decorated with various chores on the back.    your child (or spouse LOL) can then just chose a tag each day/week and do assigned chores!

just one of so many ways this versatile die can be used!!!

and did you know that there is a new Maker Challenge happening over at Sizzix!!!!  I hope you get the chance to join in with this fabulous challenge. there are some fabulous prizes on offer.  just click on this photo for the direct link!

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i hope you have a chance to play along or to even just play!!

until next time






Eileen Hull heart and soul meets powertex!

Hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a project I created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull team  using the heart and soul die  (http://www NULL.sizzix and spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix but it is not your typical project…

I had taken a powertex class from the wonderful Cheryl Bogliali in 2016 at a  local retreat and fell in love with the product but alas didn’t really do much with it again until  I sat down with my sister and created our figurines …..  but the itch to create was still quite strong.   so when Eileen challenged her inspiration team this month to create using her dies in a different way …. well out came my powertex and Kunin felt  and well here is what I did

I started off by die cutting the flower and leaves out of Kunin felt. I opted to use the darker colours as I wasn’t sure how this project would turn out. I then soaked them in powertex making sure the felt was completely saturated

I then attached it to a bottle using some cotton and let it set for a very long time to dry…….  once it was completely dry I set out to add a bit of shimmer, a few stones and a dragonfly brad and this is what I came up with

a simple little wine cuff to attach to a bottle to add that little extra touch to a gift!

how do you use your Eileen Hull dies in a different way!!! do share with us and let us know!



Eileen Hull journal – life is a journey

hello everyone!!

today i am here to quickly share with you a project i created using the newly released Journal die by Eileen Hull featuring her very own paper release!

I had created this quick project back in April but just found out I hadn’t clicked publish!!!

When you are looking for a quick an easy way to document that special memory/trip, look no further than for Eileen’s Journal Die and her paper pack.  It is such a simple way for one of all ages to put together that special book.  There are lots of places to document in writing as well as for adding pictures or drawings…you can even colour some of her papers so perfect for adding your own special touches

i was so involved in creating and just adding pages that i didn’t stop to take very many pictures but here are the step outs in case you want to create your own!

  1. Die cut two journal pieces from the Paper Leather
  2. Select two sheets of the paper with the camper on front and trim down and glue on one to fit onto front of the journal cover.  With the second sheet, cut out the camper and flag and pop dot over the first camper
  3. Cut 10 sheets of cards stocks 10 inches x 8 inches and score in the middle using a bone folder
  4. Cut various piece of Heartfelt paper into 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 keeping the left over bits.
  5. Apply using glue stick to different sections of your folded cardstock
  6. Glue your two journal bits together overlapping the first creases
  7. Using the cover of the paper pack, trim out 2 sections of 5 squares high and two squares wide and score 1/4 of an inch to each side of the centre on both. this will give you a 1/2 inch centre for your book.
  8. Place double side tape onto inside of each side of your 5 square sections (4 strips total)
  9. Remove the double side tape from strip that will be on your back cover, place ribbon and then press to the back cover.
  10. Place an elastic around your journal pages and then around your journal covers and then remove the double sided tape and attach to your front cover the 5 square section.
  11. Trim ribbon and tie together for a closure