Monday, 4 July 2022

Faith Pocock - Book Nook

 Hi Faith Pocock Fans!!

A parcel arrived on my doorstep a couple weeks ago with some amazing projects to make up.... I wasn't sure which one to start but Faith wanted it for SENZ this year for her book Nook display, oh my this was such fun to put together and if you think this one is great you need to check out all the other Book Nooks over in Faiths shop.

Ready for the "dry" run

Its always important to do this then you know where every piece goes




Now ready for adding texture and paint
I used a container of "Flower Soft" that I have had laying around for years and never used... this was perfect for adding texture to trees


Painted shading to a blue sky



Next I added some texture paste to outside of building and painted grey when dry giving it a stone look
Added the door and shutters


Next I started gluing parts of the house together and joining it to one of the sides
Ohhh and don't forget the couple with their baby!


Lastly the other side, top and back are glued together.


This picture really doesn't do it justice.
If you would like a closer look and are here in NZ - it will be found at SENZ at Faith Pocock stand

Hope I inspired you all to get a book nook - these look amazing between a couple books on a shelf with little fairy lights glowing inside them

Until next time 
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Amazon Journal - FOR SALE

FOR SALE

This Journal measures 21.5 x 14cm and has 3 signatures

Has tucks, tags pockets, hand dyed paper along with some Stamperia paper

email: tracy.rich@xtra.co.nz













Monday, 20 June 2022

Sewing Journal - SOLD

 Another one sold and heading out. This girl uses a lot of old sewing patterns brought from Hospice shop.... as always heaps of tags, tucks, bands...












Sunday, 19 June 2022

My Journey in Journal making

When I first started this blog I was an avid card maker. Over the years have been lucky enough to be on many design teams and met some amazing people in life and through FB/Blogger.

I now do very little cards due to my disease MOG and how it effects my eyes every time I have a relapse. SO fast forward onto being on one design team for Faith Pocock who have amazing MDF kits. and my own little piece of crafty joy ... making Journals.
Many call them junk journals... I just call them journals due to the fact I tend to use kits and SB paper like stamperia.
I also use vintage lace, dye my own paper with tea, beetroot, basically anything that gives it colour

So all that being said I will mainly put on here for those that still use blogger, Faiths MDF projects and my Journals.... creations as I finish them and for sale..... and the ones that are sold. 
If you are interested in any that haven't been sold then you can email me at 
tracy.rich@xtra.co.nz

Below is Red Mushroom Journal - SOLD








Thanks for dropping by 
I will be popping more journals on here over the next week or two
Tracy

 

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Faith Pocock - Christmas Project

                                             Hello and welcome back Faith Pocock Fans!!

SO its been a while since Ive shared anything. I have been creating, but just as time and eyes allow. I decided to change it up and create this cute Christmas project that has a secret door on the side that you can put choclates... or whatever takes your fancy.... you can find it in Faiths shop.

As always once you have package - take everything out and place pieces together for a "dry" run



Piecing together


Two separate elements - main body and then little scene



Starting in the scene, I coloured with copics


Faith added some snow chunks made from plastic... they are s cool!


Next onto the main body which I followed the same process - used copics, and then for baubles I used dimensional glue


At this stage I got carried away and didnt take photos! But you can see below the finished effect and the secret door




Hope I inspired you all to get started on your Christmas projects
Until next time 
Happy Crafting

Monday, 28 March 2022

Faith Pocock - Easter house

                                                   Hello and welcome back Faith Pocock Fans!!

I have had so much fun doing these Easter projects!! Today is an Easter House that you can lift roof off and fill with Easter eggs from Faiths shop.

Pretty easy to place everything together - 4 sides and the base


This is everything that came with the set


I started with the picket fence and wanted a bit of texture so used coarse texture gel first before painting blue


Carrots were coloured with my copics


At this stage I wanted to check out what it looked like with the roof on before deciding what colour I wanted to paint it


Window and door frames blue also


Ok so now a bit of fun and layering, I painted the background in a light tan. Then bricks in slightly darker tone. Next I distressed edges and random places on walls and used a textured stamp to add interest... LOVE how this looks


Coloured all the flowers and butterflies using paint


Finally time to glue together





I added a few highlights with white gel pen. I am super happy with how this all has come together


Until next time 
Happy Crafting