Monday, 13 April 2009

Lots and Lots of photos .....

Following on from the last post .... this is how I altered the lantern.



Below are photos of the lantern that Debbie from the library, she runs an after school craft club. I went a few times with the girls last year, and I even directed a class. She gave me the lantern at Christmas as a thank you, I was so very touched at her thoughtfulness. Unfortunately with Aimee going to another school, we can't make the afternoon club anymore!

When I saw the lantern I knew straight away wanted I wanted to do with it, turn it into Tinkerbell's house! I knew it was going to take a long time to do, so I waited until this half term get started on it. It took me days, I only finished it tonight and some of the stickles was still wet while taking the photos, there was a lot of drying time in this project, which I sooo hate!







I took the lantern apart and nearly ended up in hospital when the knife slipped a few times!!! I discarded the candle holder as the mushroom would be too big in the house.



I painted the house with a green acyclic paint, before painting I mixed in glitter with the paint, even though you can't really see it, it does "bling".

I did the same with the roof, you can see it better in the photo below. I was going to decorate the roof too, but decided not too.



While waiting for the paint to dry, I re-visited my childhood and played with paper mache. I made these strange things below, which I painted green and glued to the side corners of the house. (See second photo below, I have it arrowed) I wanted to put a lot of flowers on the house, but had no way of attaching them. You can hardly see them now!





Now to the egg!



This is how the mushroom first started out, a polystyrene egg shape. I chopped it in half to make the mushroom.

A close up of the "mushroom" that Tink is sitting on, (see below) as I mentioned in the last post I forgot to take a photo before I added the flowers. I painted the ""egg" with red acyclic paint and then added cream paint as dots, I then stuck a whole load of flowers and leaves of all different sorts around the mushroom! I also glued a rose bud to Tink's hand!



Nearly there, at last!

In the photo below you can kind of see the Daisies that I stuck on the back panel sides of the house. Also the photo shows in more detail the flowers, butterflies, dragonflies that I stuck onto the house.



Now all I had to do was glue the top part to the bottom part, without knocking everything off, lol!! Manged it, phew, then I stuck a whole load of flowers and leaves around the base of the house, and stickled them!!!!!!

I used silicone glue for everything on the house, if you would like more details or the product names (if I have them) on any materials that I used please contact me, as I am not going to bother to put a product list as it would take me forever to do so!

I am still not finished with it yet, I want to add more butterflies, dragonflies and ladybirds to it, I could get them online but I want to see them IRL before I buy. The black and red butterflies were in a pack that I got ages ago, it did have white ones but I used all them on other projects! The dragonflies I have had for ages and you can often see them popping up on my cards or layouts, all I done was twist the pins off the back of the brad and glue them down with silicone glue. Ladybirds I had none :( thought I had. I will take photos of the house when I add more to it, this could be a long process. lol.

If you have read all of this thank you so much!

Helena
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My Project!!!!!!!

FROM THIS .......




TO THIS .....




AND A PIC OF MY HALF POLYSTYRENE EGG



D'oh to me I forgot to take a pic of the mushroom before I covered the bottom half in flowers!!!

I don't like the Tinkerbell that is sat on top, I searched the E-bay for one and could only find ones that I didn't like, so when I find one I will replace this one and maybe make the mushroom smaller!

These are the only photos in this post, in my next post I will have all the photos of it been made, as there are a lot of photos, I didn't want to bore anyone who just wanted to have a look at the house!

Oh BTW DH won't let me keep it in the lounge, I think he thinks it's to girly, anyways I was making it for Aimee's room so yeah I have overdone the flowers and the colours, I think if I was making it for the lounge it would be more subtle!!! And yeah I went mad with the stickles Well Tinkerbell is a blinging girl, lol!!!!!

TFL
Helena
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Wedding Card #2

The nursery teacher is getting married during the summer and seeing as I already was making a card for my colleague I decided to make the nursery teacher at the same time.

The shape of this card has been inspired by Tracey, she made a beautiful one for her Grandfather's birthday go here to see the card.
















I never realised how hard it was to take photos of the glitter and mirror card that I used on both cards, it took me numerous shots to get half decent photos, so please excuse that some of the shots are of the card lying down, lol

What I used:

Card stock - White card, gold mirror card, gold glitter card, gold pearlscent card
Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls
Sizzlits Dies - Wedding (Cut on my Cuttlebug), Tag
Bling - Mark Richards Crystal Stickers
Senitments - Inkadinkadoo Wedding/Marriage Stamps
Ink - Brilliance Teardrop - Galaxy Gold
Liquid Pearls - Gold Pearl

Again all the above (except the Sizzlits Dies) were bought at Tracey's Shop, Running With Scissors,.


TFL
Helena
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Wedding Card #1



A very simple matting and layering card. I was asked by a colleague at work to make a wedding card for her.

How much do you charge for cards??? How much would you charge for a card like this??? I am curious how much crafters charge for their cards, cause I am clueless!!!

What I used:

Card stock - White card, gold mirror card, gold glitter card, gold pearlscent card
Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls
Sizzlits Dies - Wedding (Cut on my Cuttlebug), Tag
Bling - Mark Richards Crystal Stickers
Senitments - Inkadinkadoo Wedding/Marriage Stamps
Ink - Brilliance Teardrop - Galaxy Gold

All the above (except the Sizzlits Dies) were bought at Tracey's Shop, Running With Scissors, LOVE THAT SHOP!!!!

TFL
Helena
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