Sunday 26 March 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party - Hoarder's Edition

Hey Everyone,

Its time to reveal my pieces for the latest Blog Soup Party! This year my partner is Blanchy Medina from Medibeads

She sent me this awesome collection of beads with a very cool blue Druzy focal.
The ideas just flowed with this soup and I created my pieces really quickly.

First up is the Glade necklace. I used all the green and green toned beads along with a delicate chain to create a necklace that can be worn doubled up or as a single strand.

 With the Druzy focal, I decided to do a very simple yet elegant bracelet. I love the clean lines of this look.

 There were a collection of similar yet different beads in the soup that reminded me of tartan. I created a statement necklace and really love how the beads look together.

My all time favourite look is this cuff bracelet. The little square beads are simply gorgeous! 

 Please pop over to check out my partner's creations.
Click on the image below to join in the blog hop and see what everyone has created with their soups.

Take care everyone

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Painted Love Heart

Hi Everyone,
This week I'm taking part in another Crafty De-stash challenge hosted by Megan from C'mon, Get Crafty.

The goal of the challenge is to use as much of your own crafty stash for a new creation. We are allowed to spend up to $10 for anything that may be needed to complete our projects - Again, I didn't spend a cent! 

So I've had this huge wooden heart cutout for ages and it has been crying out for a makeover...

Of course if you know me, you know I was always going to paint the heart white....right?

Step 1: Paint the heart white
Step 2: Create a graphic - I used Pic Monkey and tried out many different fonts
Step 3: Print the graphic - I stuck paper together and cut out the heart shape so I could get a feel of the end result.
Step 4: Transfer the graphic onto the heart base - I used transfer paper (the kind used by dressmakers)
Step 5: Paint the graphic - I used a dark charcoal and a turquoise for my words.

Once the paint was completely dry, I sanded very lightly and sealed with wax. Then out into the garden for a quick photo shoot!

I was so surprised at how my project turned out! It's way, waaaay better than I envisioned.

I hope this inspires you to try this type of project. It's easier than you would think. If anyone would like my graphic, let me know and I can email it on.

Take care everyone