Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Faith Pocock - Fence for Senz

                                                       Good morning Faith Pocock Fans

I have a special project to show you that Faith asked me to do for Faith Pocock Studio stand at New Zealands Senz Paper craft Expo a few weeks ago

I jumped ta the chance to do something different for Faith - normally I do storage, but this is something that I would put on my wall in the craft room and stare at while I procrastinate!

Below is how it arrived in the post all neatly packaged along with some paper from Imagine If called Forest Glade and a tag sheet that had ephemera that I could cut and use

I glued fence with Art Glitter glue and painted with Gesso

Then ripped elements from the tissue Faith sent me and Mod Podge on

Next I used a stencil to add texture and a pallet knife to add gritty texture paste

This where is got a bit messy - with my finger I added a green paint of choice - heavier around the edges

And then another darker almost brown paint to add a few more highlights and darken the edges

Repeated these steps with all panels

I did the same process on the hearts and added fussy cut elements to finish off

If you went to Senz I hope you seen this project - it was an honor to be asked and have my work on display

Until next time
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Bee Arty - Celebrate

                                                                Hello Bee Arty Friends

Do you throw away your scraps? Im a hoarder... and even though I am running out of Bee Arty paper, I have made a quick easy card using up those pesky scraps laying around..

These strips are from the Trendsetter Collection

I picked out a white card base and managed to cut a piece of Trendsetter paper to layer on top

I stamped image using Perfect Petals stamp set onto the Trendsetter paper and then several times onto Bee Arty White card stock for layering

I don't know if I've mentioned it before , but the white card is amazing, copics blend beautifully on it, and holds water and doesn't rub when watercolouring. Its a definite thumbs up from me!

Back to the card.... I matched colour of paper with my copics and coloured the petals

Once cut out and distressed, I then layered petals for 3d effect

Finally I added to small strips and stamped Celebrate from Say It stamp set

Until next time
Happy crafting

Monday, 5 July 2021

Faith Pocock - desk organisation

                                                       Good morning Faith Pocock Fans

So today I'm showing you an overview of my workspace and how I have used  Faith Pocock Studio MDF storage to tidy it up

Below is the Large Paper and Organizer Rack sitting on an old piece of furniture my pop used to use as a potato table in the garden house. Luckily my dad rescued and revived it!!

I use the 3 drawers to hold material in one, lace in the second, and old doilies in the third.

In the rack in each slot I put my journal projects, so they are there ready to grab

On my work desk from left to right..
6 Drawer Organiser and on top of that is the Dresser
Next to that I have an old Mongolian box that holds journal projects like tags to be finished
Next in line is Organiser and Drawer which holds all my brushes etc
Pen and Drawer holder is the last in that row

And finally on other side of PC is Letter Holder that holds the stamps that I use the most

As a crafter I wish I had of discovered these years ago. Every single one of these projects are so solid and functional. I cant wait to add to this collection as I have signed up for another 6 months on this wonderfully talented team

Until next time
Happy Crafting

Friday, 11 June 2021

Faith Pocock - Organiser and Drawer

                                                                      Good morning Faith Pocock Fans

Today I am sharing a solid little desk project from Faith Pocock Studio called Organiser and Drawer

Below is how the project arrived.
As always, place pieces into sections

Firstly I figured out which pieces went together for a "dry" run without glue.

I did the same with the main body

Once I was happy with my paper selection I matched up a paint.
Here I should have run gesso over the MDF first. It would have saved me doing 3 coats of paint.!

Decorated the ends and front sections with some Stamperia paper cut offs with Mod Podge

Then proceeded to glue together in this order.....

The dividers aren't glued into place so can be easily removed if you don't need them

Once all together I touched up the edges with some black ink to tidy up my messy painting

This is now sitting on my desk holding brushed, pens, scissors etc

For my next post I plan on showing you all the projects together. You will see how the keep my work space clean, neat and functional. I can highly recommend all these desk organisers if you are an avid crafter

Until next time 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Bee Arty - Forever my Always

                                                                    Hello Bee Arty Friends

Today I am sharing a set of 3 cards using cutouts from Forever My Always collection

The photos below are quick easy steps to produce a lovely set that is tactile and layered

After cutting the flowers and extra leaves out I played around with placements

I also added placements of words. I wasn't happy with the word or placement in below photo, so in end result it didn't make the cut ! LOL

Then I concentrated on the background layer and once I was happy started layering

Until next time
Happy crafting

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Faith Pocock Studio - Pen and Drawer Holder

                                                                       Morning crafters

I have my second project to share from Faith Pocock Studio called Pen and Drawer Holder

Following my normal process, taking pieces out from bag and sorting them out along with the paper I want to use

Using Mod Podge covering all the drawer fronts

I then glued the drawers together and did a dry run without gluing the main body

Time to start gluing with my trusty Art Glitter Glue

At this stage I also decided to glue paper onto the sides

You can see here... yes I made a mistake and glued the wrong side !!! LOL A few choice words were used at this stage and a glass of wine was had!

The following pictures are the steps at which I glued them

And finally after many attempts its done... this project is definitely not falling apart!

I have chosen a light duck egg blue for the pieces that aren't covered in paper

Finised result... I LOVE it ... And yes, I used second hand books to fussy cut the bird images

I am addicted to all these lovely strage projects... just cant get enough... I will have to get a picture together that shows them all on my desk and show you all one day.

Until next time 
Happy Crafting