Good morning folks, I'm chasing my tail again as this week has been so hectic so this post is a bit late but better late than never I suppose. We've got a new challenge starting at We Do Doobadoo and our theme is 'Hearts and Flowers'. As always there are some gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo goodies for our lucky winner and you don't have to use our products to play along (although we love it when you do).
I've made a little wall hanger for my DT project using lots of Dutch Doobadoo goodies (you can find links at the bottom of this post)
I started off with a wooden heart that I picked up at the Works, its was only £1.99 so it was a bit of a bargain. I painted one half green and the other grey on both sides of the heart and once the paint was dry I set to with my favourite Dutch doobadoo A5 brick stencil and Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, creating a brick effect on half of each side of the heart. On the green areas I stencilled some polka dots using more LMP that i'd coloured with some violet PanPastel. Once it was dry I added some colour to the bricks with various shades of brown PanPastel.
The flowers were all stamped and die cut using Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies. I took some pretty papers from my stash and used the Dutch Doobadoo envelope template to create a little lacy effect envelop and added another layer with the Shape Art template and some lilac gingham paper on which I 'd stamped the words 'happy place' using brilliance ink and a stamp from Chocolate Baroque.
I die cut my name and embossed with purple EP and began assembling the project. I added a postcard created by using a stamp of the same name from Premium Craft Brands and popped the letters in position. I added lots of the delicate Dutch doobadoo laser art fern leaves that i coloured up with PanPastels. The dainty butterflies are also Dutch Doobadoo laser art, they have been embossed with Aqua Sparkle and Sprinkle embossing powder. To finish off I took some lilac ribbon to create a hanging loop and topped that with a seam binding bow using the same ribbon.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
A Girl Who Crafts: anything goes
Altered Eclectics: anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper: anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Knockouts: Hearts a Flutter
Die Cut Divas: words, quotes/sentiments
Dies R us: hearts plus die cuts
Fairy Tale: something with a heart
Recycle, repurpose, reinvent: anything goes
I'm feeling quite organised today (for a change lol), I've got the housework done, washing done and drying, a big casserole bubbling away in the slow cooker so I've just go the shopping to do and then the rest of the weekend is my own (hopefully) so with any luck I'll be able to spend the afternoon crafting, yipppeeeeeee!
Have a great day and hope to see you again soon