Sunday, 22 February 2015

Spring Canvas

When the Noor February Challenge was launched, my first thought was to create a clock with the letter 'S', which I did in my last post..... my 2nd thought was a Canvas! I knew I had one, it fell on me from great height when I was getting something ready for the grandkids!

Yellows for me, are Spring!, once the rain stops and they get a chance, the Daffodils will come into flower in my garden.... and it turns Yellow - I can't wait!

I had such fun getting very very messy with inks and gesso and the Dutch Doobadoo Texture Paste!!  Having been a florist for so many years, I have all sorts of 'bits' in my stash from when we used to make bridal headdresses, I found some odd bits of lace and hey presto - my thoughts came to fruition.  
I do hope you like ;-).
Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting!

Products used:- from Noor Designs
Butterfly Border 6002/0251
Single Butterfly 6003/0023
8 point die 6002/0358
Rolled Up Roses 6002/0384
Prima Vax Cord from Live & Love Crafts
Dutch Doobadoo Texture Paste

Thursday, 19 February 2015

'Spring' is Sprung!

I confess its been a week or three since I 'blogged', but life, love & the universe stepped in, won't bore you with that!, however...... to quote dear Arnie...'I'm Back'!!

I have my contribution to the Noor Design February Challenge; Spring is my fave time of the year.... new life, new beginnings - so..... 'Time' was my operative word - I found a wonderful piece of 12" x 12" in my stash which I've had for, well .... ever!, but it teamed up so nicely with the Dutch Doobadoo soft board bricks, that it just begged to be used.

Using a very large MDF letter - I cut the rest of the word (pring) out multiple times on my Cricut.... glued them all together...Ta Dah!

DoH got roped in to make the hole for the clock mechanism  ... & I painted the hands with yellow nail polish!  Sticking tiny glittered butterflies from the Noor butterfly border onto the ends of the hands... Its so cute!!!

Lots of Dutch Doobadoo texture paste & Glamour Dust glitter.... well, no season is complete without it!!  The gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo masks came in here.... I like these, they are new to me, so jolly fun to play with.

The big butterflies are from Noor too.... ok ok, I confess...... Im hooked! all coloured with distress inks and Glamour dust, then layered with a bit of added 'Bling' to the centres!

I  used a couple of other dies - the Noor 1002 Circle die, I just love this die, its so versatile! .... and a JoyCrafts die 0289 Bille's Circle... this is an old fave - don't even know if its still available.... but a jolly good one to have in the stash!  I added a little metal watering can embelly filled with flowers and vellum leaves, liberally coated with texture paste and coloured with distress inks too.

So, thats it... my contribution to the Noor February 'Spring' challenge!  I had sooooo much fun designing this, all I have to do now is find a lovely space to hang the clock - I've run out of wall space in my workroom, so perhaps this creation will have to hang indoors!

So, I hope you like - thanks for stopping by - Leave a comment, be kind! Until next time, TTFN. x