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Monday, 20 March 2017

Beauty and the Beast Sparkling Black Rose Lamp

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well. I am here to share a personalised version of the rose in the Beauty in the Beast. (To represent my username sparklingblackrose!) I found a gorgeous velvety rose on etsy, a small bell jar, some silver wire leds with a remote and I got out my mica pigment from my stash.

I drilled a hole into the bottom of the base to make sure the flower stood up unsupported. I then cut away any leaves on the stem which were too wide for the jar. I got out my black mica pigments and painted them onto the edges of the flower petals and let them dry.
I then arranged the lights on the base and around the flower, lastly attaching the end of the lights to the top of the jar with a tiny bit of white tack.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Allsorts: Anything but a card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vintage Style Mini Drawers


































































Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a set of mini drawers I have been meaning to alter for a long while. They came as plain wood with tiny handles I didn't like glued on. I pulled off the handles straight away!

I embossed some good quality cardstock with a vintage style embossing folder. I then carefully cut around the embossed pattern and glued onto the wood to give some texture.
I then painted the drawers in three different colours of chalk paint. After this was dry I mixed various vintage colours of mica pigment powder into the matte varnish and applied using sponges. I painted a generous amount on to the whole side then took a dry sponge to take some of the excess off around the embossed areas so that the whole surface distressed but with the concentration on the embossed pattern. I did this for two coats and left to dry.

I then drilled tiny holes into the drawers and used some gorgeous vintage style label drawer pulls I got from docrafts ages ago, this way it is very secure :)

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Use your stuff: Dry Embossing
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Creates and Makes: Anything Goes Vintage
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Crafty Ribbons Vintage Lace layout

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a layout I made using my grandmother's photo of her when she was young and Crafty Ribbons gorgeous vintage style lace and rose ribbons. I used Crafty Ribbons Viscose Lace, French Roses and French Cotton Lace with My Minds Eye papers, Kraft card, crochet butterfly layered onto a jute butterfly, wooden heart embellishment, metal butterfly, pearls and gems, doily, ticket with greeting sticker and a metal heart.

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: For a Special Woman
Dream Valley Challenges: Lots of Layers
Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: For the women we love

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Handmade LED Fairy Jars


















Hey everyone, I hope you are well :) I was thinking of ideas for presents when this idea popped in my brain. You must all know how much I love LED lighting from my older projects but as time passes they get even better! Smaller and much easier to make with :)

I saw a plain set of jars in a store for a reasonable price so I thought I would try to make my own LED fairy jars to give as presents for christmas!
























I bought some LED fairy lights on wire with a small watch battery online and thought I would pair them if I could work out how to decorate the glass.

Anyway after considering it for a while I remembered my stash of Adirondack inks I have and rarely use. They are fantastic because they 'stick' to all kinds of surfaces-one of which is glass!












































I loaded the felt with the chosen colours and repeatedly stamped over the glass until I was happy with the colouring. When the inks were dry I then got out my Sparkle Mod Podge and gave the jar two coats of sparkly varnish. You cant see the sparkly finish well in photos but when you are next to the glass the glitter shines giving an added dimension to the jar. Then lastly I placed the LED fairy lights inside and 'Tada!'

I tried to make it look pretty even in the day time when you wouldn't have the lights illuminating the glass.


























Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!
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