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Happy Halloween everybody

Happy Halloween everybody.

Halloween is not something I have ever made anything for but the kids seem to be into it and by default auntie ends up getting into the, erm, spirit of things.  Today I am doing two posts, this is the first and the latter will go live later on.

These are some MDF Halloween things that I have made and hung up in the house.  All the MDF is by Dreamees and I was wondering how I could display the things without them looking a mess then I thought, suction cup hooks.  These clear ones are ideal for where I needed them to be as I have glass doors and they would be fairly anonymous.  Bits of ribbon to hold the letters and there you go.  No mess and reusable.

Boo! has been made using some Dreamees embossing glitter which, if I am correct can be used as a glitter and an embossing powder, and I’ve been using them like glitter for a long time now.  Once dry I sealed them with my staple of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine which protects and seals and is worth every penny.

 

The bats I love!!  They were first painted black and then when dry I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter in Black Soot on either side and then left them to dry before adding the black ribbon.  I could have stood them up around the house but hanging on the door is lovely.

 

Finally there is my haunted house. Again I painted the whole thing black except the windows and door.  The roof off the house had an extra layer so I used the Distress Glitter again to add some effect.  The doors and windows were painted white and then I added some Distress Glitter in Spiced Marmalade to the doors and windows.  I could have gone all out with cobwebs and such but my Halloween is a little more subdued than most.

Anyway I hope that you like this post and pop back for the next one today.

❤️

A


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Aall and Create itac17 Challenge 1 – Europe

Hello friends and welcome to a different post from me as this time I am participating in a challenge which is something that I do not normally do.  I am still questioning whether it is a good idea to participate as I have seen the other numerous posts and mine is nothing short of substandard in my humble opinion.  Maybe if I could draw properly then I would have a chance, but here I am am showcasing my take on the Europe theme.

This MDF house shape was something which I had started to play with and it had paper on it.  I ripped off most of it and painted over it with what remained of Paper Artsy Blueberry Acrylic paint.  Its patchy in a lot of places but I just left it hoping that it would end up being effective.  Once that was all dry I had a look through some of my MDF shapes and all I can say is “Thank You Dreamees”.  All my MDF shapes have come from there and I was especially pleased to find the Eiffel Tower amongst the stash.

I decided to play with my distress oxides and chose Black Soot, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.  I activated it with water and dragged my Eiffel Tower through it.  I heat dried it and then continues to spray with water and build up the effects on the MDF.  I left it to one side as I could not think of anything else to add at this point.  However I then realised that I had some “faces” and chose a Wonky Tonk Girl set called “Daydreamer” and inked the face and added it to the Eiffel Tower, I like the effect.  This was set aside to be placed on the house later.

Next I decided to paint some clouds and some birds to add to a travelling theme.  I used two MDF hot air balloon shapes and I embossed them to look like they were coloured. I drew in the lines with a sharpie.  I wasn’t sure if the effect was there but it looks nice.  I used red and white ribbon so I had a red, white and blue theme.

The oval MDF plaque has been covered with an embossed piece of paper.  This paper was run through the same distress oxides that were used on the Eiffel Tower but I ran the scrap of paper through a Tim Holtz Paris embossing folder!  I then used a Tim Holtz stamp and embossing powder for  “Life was meant for a great Adventure”, I thought that it was appropriate.

Everything had dried and I placed everything and glued it with my hot glue gun.  I felt something could be added and I then realised that I had some Euro coin and some Polish Zloty.  So I got them from where they were sitting and glued them into the box by the Eiffel Tower.

So this is my challenge and I feel like I have done the best my can but my best would not be good enough, but if I don’t challenge myself then I won’t know how I do.

Take care and thanks for stopping by and I’ll post soon.

❤️

A

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Fun with Mermaids

Today I am sharing some photos of some of my Mermaid theme makes all combining Dreamees products and MDF.  I throughly enjoyed making these as I love working with MDF and quality products.  All papers used here have been printed from the Magical Mermaids CD, again by Dreamees.

Here I’ve stuck my paper to the MDF and once it was dry, I used dinky inkies to add some colour.

I had chosen my MDF to adorn this piece so I decided on my embossing colours.  For the seahorse I used Peace, the Mermaid I used Rose Gold and the anchor I used Midnight. I placed these on the MDF but the design looked bare so I decided to use my Magical Mermaid stamps and some Spectrum Noir markers to stamp some starfish, fish and swirls.  This looked much better especially when I fixed the MDF to the base piece.

 

This next piece is very simple.  This is a topper which was printed out and coloured with the dinky inkies and then stuck to the MDF.  The stars are embossed with Boogie and stuck on.  I’ve coloured the mermaid with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

This next piece again uses a piece of paper printed from the Magical Mermaids CD.  The mermaid is embossed with Dazzle and the starfish with Platinum.  I’ve inked the edges of the MDF with Dinky Inkies.

Finally the last piece of MDF.  This time I chose to use a backing paper and stamp onto it.  The mermaid was stamped onto some paper before being coloured in and stuck on.  The shells were stamped onto the MDF directly but I then stamped some more and decoupaged them onto the bases.  Again I coloured these with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I then stamped the sentiment straight onto the MDF


All the final images have been sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine

I hope that you like what I have shared with you today and I look forward to your next visit.

Take care

❤️

A

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Playing with some MDF

I have had a little blogging break recently but I’m back again and ready to show you some more of what I have been up to, starting with these three MDF “palette” designs.

These designs are all made up from a selection of MDF by Dreamees, and I enjoyed making all these up.  I chose all the papers first and layered the MDF and glued them all together using Modge Podge glue.  Once everything was dry I inked around the edges using my Dinky Inkies.  On the various palettes I’ve used a selection from the Dreamees dies range in order to compliment the sayings from the Altenew “Thoughts and Reminders” set.  I have added acrylic crystals where appropriate and then sealed the design with Stick and Spray by Crafters Companion.

I hope that you like what I have shared this time and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A

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Butterfly

Time for another MDF, this time a butterfly.  I wanted to make something simple with this, but have some flowers here and there.  The papers are from a Dreamees CD but I don’t know which one as I had a load printed off to use. I adhered this to my MDF with Modge Podge, I find this more secure for my MDF projects.  When it was dry and I had trimmed the paper I then used the paper to stamp my flowers.  I have coloured some of these with the Dinky Inkies just to add some subtle colour.  The sentiment is again from a Dreamees CD and I used one of the Dinky Inkies to give the quote some colour as white was too stark.  I fixed the flowers on with my hot glue gun but I looked and I thought that it needed something else so I used 2 of my spellbinders dies and cut some swirls.  These were in white so to give some subtle colour, I dabbed my Dinky Inkies onto my ink sheet and added plenty of blending solution. I then placed the cut outs onto the colour and let the paper soak the colour and then dry.  Once dry they were fixed in place.

I am really pleased with the way in which this has turned out and I hope that you like what I have shared.  Thank you once again for popping by and I hope you return very soon.

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A

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I gave you my heart

I do like working with MDF and I thought I would share a tag I made whilst I was doing some MDF projects of my own.  I had been covering an MDF project with some of the papers I had left over from a Gorjuss set and which were just sitting in a box.  There were some pieces left over and I decided to cover a tag and make something pretty.

I covered the tag with my left over papers and then stamped some flowers onto scraps of the paper I couldn’t do anything else with. I inked this Gorjuss stamp with Staz on and it fitted a scrap of watercolour card I had lying around. I coloured the girl using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils (Essentials- Pearl White, Straw, Apricot, Coral, Anthracite, Ebony and Primaries – Red Berry, Ruby, Aegean Blue).  I had the tag on a sheet of Gorjuss papers so instead of writing anything I used my new Spellbinders die (Sentiments 5) and this lovely “hello” script which I thought fitted nicely.  Then I added my Dreams flowers and put some pearls in the middle.  To finish off this piece of MDF I sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine which gives a lovely protective seal on the tag but also makes it shine).  The ribbon was added last and is from my personal stash.

So there it is a quick tag but one I think is very pretty and I’ll be putting this to one side for future craft fairs or I’ll give as a gift to a friend.

Thank you for popping by once again.

❤️

A

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Hello again

I am sharing an MDF tag which I made the other week.  This was something I had left with just the craftwork cards paper stuck on it.  It took the arrival of my Dreamees stamps for me to get some inspiration. I made 3 different sized flowers and set them aside to colour later. I looked through my word tiles and realised I had enough tiles go spell Sister and I went with that.  I put some pink on them and then decided on the colours I wanted to put on the flowers before putting some acrylic stones in the centre. I finished the tag off with some pink ribbon from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and please call by again soon

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A