Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mini Houses and Church.....Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Imagine if "blog hop"
  be sure to click on the links and comment on all the Design teams posts to be in to win
"one pack of mini houses, and one mini church pack" 
If you have joined in here you can start at Imagine if
Welcome everyone and wow what fun this month has been with blog hopping around the talented Design Team for Imagine if and this mix of mini houses and churches is no different!
I have chosen to do a wee village for Halloween!
As a fan of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" I just had too!
So the fun began with covering each little house with a selection of random papers and painting the edges of the roof, windows and doors.
The roof was covered with sections of papers to reflect tiles, brick and iron then inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo di stress ink! (My Fav)

I constructed the hanging tree from a laser cut chipboard tree from Imagine if
and fun little skeleton's I printed from Pinterest free images. 

I placed little character images behind the windows and doors, painted black over the spiral straws to hold up the banner
To add a bell to the church tower I have used a bead suspended on a wire bead pin!

Finally to add some interest to the little village I used small trees stained with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo di stress stain  and painted with gesso two fence chipboard laser cuts from Imagine if

I used a wooden tray painted with gesso to make it look old to place my little village on!
Thanks Maureen!


Have a fantastic week and enjoy all the stunning creations on the Blog Hop!

Winner of the Merry-Go-Round
Debbie Groot


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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Gingerbread House

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Imagine if "blog hop"
  be sure to click on the links and comment on all the Design teams posts to be in to win some "Chipboard Embellishments and In our Home Sentiments"
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I have chosen to decorate my MDF Laser cut house from Imagine if in a Christmas theme
To start off with I have used Gesso to cover all the edges and areas I need to paint followed by two coats of vintage white paint.
I have covered each section of the house with an older paper collection from
 DCWV Mrs Claus's Kitchen.
What a beautiful traditional paper it is and it all fitted together without and trouble!
I have inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo Di stress ink!
soooo love that product :)

The ginger bread man I fussy cut from the collection and popped him in the chimney!
My Grandchildren are going to fall in love with this one.

 I used my decorative edge punch on some of the glitter pages to add to the roof for more "pop"
A fussy cut tree and a lovely Laser cut Sentiment from Imagine if!
 I used barn door and peeled paint di stress ink on the sentiment with a touch of stickles.
Then I glued each element onto the wee house.

For a fun part of the little gingerbread house I left the bottom off for access to adding a tea light to light up the inside and show the way through the windows and door to reveal inside a picture of stockings hanging on the wall!
A Christmas tree in the corner of the room!
And Christmas covering on the floor!

I hope you have enjoyed this Design Team Project for Imagine if.
I am sure my grandchildren will enjoy seeing this every Christmas at Nana's house.

Now off to visit the next Blog

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Monday, 9 June 2014

Vintage Merry-Go-Round

 "Welcome to the Imagine If Merry-go-round blog hop"

Jo is giving away a Merry-go-Round with horses

If you have joined in here you can start at Imagine if

Next with Tash Chanwai

Vintage Mystical Merry-Go-Round

Hi everyone "WoW" what fun I had creating this chipboard project for Imagine if
First I assembled the pieces, then painted all my edges with a dark brown acrylic paint.
the paper was easy to cut to shape as there is a template included!
my paper of choice is Kaisercraft Magnolia grove, it gives a lovely vintage look.
I also have used Tim Holtz di stress ink "Vintage Photo" for the edges to age it a little more.
I have added some trim dyed with the Vintage Photo, I love how aged it looks!
The poles are made from skewer sticks with a straw placed over it that I covered with matching paper.
The gorgeous Unicorns and Pegasus I painted and then spritzed with Vintage Photo added to water and used stickles on the horns
For me the fun really begins when its time to add all the "Pretties"
I chose tiny flowers in matching colours to add on the centre pole and base of the outside ones.
Next I had decided to not join the base to the merry-go-round and make it into a container so I added some trim that holds it in place for lifting off and on!
The laser cut trim that was in the kit I placed upside down to give some height and age to it and then added a  touch of pearl trim.
I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial for the first of  my June DT Projects
Pop on over to Imagine if and have a look at all the amazing laser cut chip board, card and felt supplies!

The next stop in the blog hop is Beth Barnes

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Vintage Jewel Bag

 Hi everyone :)
This is a recent project I completed and fell in love with too!
I think its just one of my loves :)
I started the bag off with a nice wide lace, lined it with a tea dyed cotton fabric.
 Vintage photo and Victorian velvet inks are used to dye the laces and fabrics.
I have layered trims, cheese cloth,crochet and appliques to create the embellishments and finally threaded seam binding to make a pull closure.

Vintage Lace Wall Hanger

Hi everyone I just wanted to share my first wall hanger with you :)
Much fun creating this with a mix of tea stained doily and wedding applique dyed with Vintage Photo how its just a little darker than the tea stain.

I've layered with apricot lace and braid trim

The picture I have printed onto cheese cloth to give a finer aged look!
A mix of metal, pearls and acrylic flowers adorn my creation!
She hangs on my wall for now as im too in love with it to gift on :)