I had some fun in Photoshop last night, creating ‘just for fun’. I started with some papers from the Sarah Hurley Designs Steampunk kit. I love those Moustache papers! I also used a set of Steampunk brushes from the Graphics Fairy. I had lots of fun digitally ripping papers, layering them, adding text over them, and then having fun with the brushes. I added a fun quote then and called it done. Fun mixed media without an ounce of mess – does that still count as mixed media?
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are having crafty fun!
For anyone who knows me well you will know I read a lot. I mean a lot, as in a book a day and more if I am on holidays or sitting out in the garden for the day. My dream home will have a two story library in it and lots of comfy cozy nooks for sitting down with a good book. For the moment my little library will have to do! We have an alcove in our front room that is an arch shape and no piece of furniture will fit perfectly. So we put in built in shelves to make the most of the space.
I had a black chair that I got in the bargain corner of Ikea for €7. It was chipped and scratched but I liked the shape and we needed more chairs we could use for at the dinner table when guests were over, and we had a small budget. I put it in the corner by the mini library. But it didnt quite work in the black. So it was whisked up to the craft room and got a few coats of paint. Again anyone that knows me may recognise that it was painted my favourite colour. It was painted to match the wall in the alcove behind the shelves
The chair was a little bare when done so I printed of a fabulous graphic from the Graphics Fairy and used the modge podge transfer technique to get it onto the back of the chair. It didnt work perfectly but I guess it just adds to the vintage look! Right enough talking, on to the photos….
Back of the chair with the Graphics fairy image:
The chair in the mini library:
Oh and then I added a seat cushion for a bit more comfort:
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PS: This is only a fraction of my books, there are bookshelves all over my house, one in nearly every room. Some day my dream of a giant library will come through!!
Categories: Buildings, crafts, Objects, Uncategorized
Tags: blue chair, books, built in shelves, french chair, graphics fairy, home library, library, reading
This is my entry for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show – this week they want us to show some love! I decided there is only a certain amount of Valentines cards a gal can make before she goes insane, so I went with a canvas instead. I painted it with a fantastic shimmer paint, the colour was Frosted Mint. I then crackle glazed it and topped it with cream paint.
I got the fantastic Paris image from the Graphics Fairy. I used the Mod Podge transfer technique to get the image on the canvas – my first time trying it out – and I love the effect it gives! The Live word and the two large L’s were cut from a sizzix die and painted with the Frosted Mint paint. I used scrabble tiles to make up the rest of the words. The butterflies were cut from a friends die.
I love how the canvas turned out, it has a fantastic shimmer to it from the paint, that was unfortunately hard to capture in the photo. Thanks for stopping by
I love the images over at the Graphics Fairy, and I kept looking at these ones and wanting to do something with them. I decided to get a place mat from Ikea, these ones here are only €1.29 each, but are a really great size. I printed the images out onto some transfer paper and carefully cut them out with as close a cut as I could manage. I then decided on where I wanted them on the mat and ironed them into place. Super quick and easy project. The hardest part about this project was trying to decide on what way I wanted to set the table with the place mat when they were all done! The completed place mat:
The place mat with plates on it so you can see how large these mats are:
Place mat setting option one:
And then I got bored with setting and re setting the table I am sure when I am setting the table for guests I will enjoy playing again. Thanks to Karen over at the Graphics Fairy for sharing all these amazing images with us all!!