Tuesday, December 23, 2014

"Fairy Garden Teapot - A Moment In Time"

Merry Christmas to all my friends!! Its a busy busy season for me and my family. Presents to buy and wrap, rehearsals to go to for our church's performance and tons of projects to do. But all are joyful and blessed tasks.

Today I want to share a project that's been on my to-do list for the longest time: a fairy garden. It started out with the gifting of the rusted "luggage box" from my dear friend. Thanks, Elaine! Have you ever had a moment in time when you wish you are living in a different world? Well, I have. In the world of little fairies. And this is how the title, "A Moment In Time" came about.

"Fairy Garden Teapot"

I torn out parts of the front of the box to make into a "cave-like" opening. Painted the box brown, added some darker brown paint, some texture paste, glass bead gel at torn edges.

Never did I plan to convert the box into a teapot. Its only while I was thinking how to hide the battery box of the "water-like" lights that the teapot idea dawned on me. Yup.. there's lights.

I adhere Prima paper behind and added a few painted chipboard leaves. For the base, I adhere assorted Woodlands Scenic fine turf, pebbles with Scenic Cement glue, added some diecut leaves, some plastic leaves. I also glue down 2 felted mushrooms that I made months ago.

For the handles, I drawn and cut down several pieces from chipboards and layered them. Then I added diecut swirls (Sizzix die) unto the handle before I go over with gesso and brown paint.

For the teapot sprout, I use a toilet roll core, added Prima paper inside. After that I snip twice on one side, glued together (to make one end smaller). Then I cover the core with gauze and thick layers of gesso (thus making my own "plaster") before paint it brown. Added another piece of cardstock inside the core at the bigger opening and snip out flaps. 

Then I adhered the sprout to the box.

I diecut this piece out and wrap around the sprout to cover the white flaps.

For the handle, I glue down the 2 flaps at the end before screwing it in.
Here's the finished result with vines and leaves added.

For the sprout, I also added in a lid made out of diecut round chipboard and tiny hinges and screws. And I hide the battery box inside. This sprout covered the original small opening for the rope handles (which I discarded). So its through this small opening that I inserted the wires connecting the battery box and the lights. When I want to switch on the lights, I just pull out the battery box and switch it on.

I twine vines and added plastic plants unto the handle too.

To decorate the garden, I added Dusty Attic chipboard branches and twine around with vines. Love how it blend together.

Also added Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame, gear and phrase chipboards as the title. Added Viva deco Inka Gold - Silver to the gear and frame. And painted the phrase chipboard black before add black glitter paint. Added a broken piece of the Dusty Attic branch chipboard to the bottom.

I adore this polymer clay doll. Bought it from this etsy shop, Fantasia Creations. Love her dolls!!! Have bought a few more. yeh... more projects to do. The bird nest is bought in a Johore Bahru wedding accessories shop. I'm so going back to get more now.

Here you can see the 2 felted mushrooms that I made. Its been some time since I felted anything. Maybe I should take them out to do again. Fun!!

I hope you enjoy my project and a little tutorial on how to do the handle and sprout. Hope you are inspired to make one yourself. Its not difficult at all. And through this project, I learned creative way to hide the battery box. Thankful!! :)

Well, thanks for dropping by. And do come by often. Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Miniature Garden

Hi, all. Today I want to share about a project that I made few months back. Inspired by a miniature garden I saw at Pinterest, I decided to make my own.

"Miniature Garden"

Painted all 3 wood panels black. One wall pasted with Prima paper. For the other wall I applied texture paste at one side, use toothpick to "draw" out the bricks, heat dry, add some mists. Made the vines from scratch with Sizzix dies and cardstock and distress ink.

For the floor, I do the same as the brick wall for the stone pavement. Then the grass patch, I added some tiny stones and Woodland Scenics' assortment of turf and foliages and seal them with sprayed Scenic Cement glue. Then I added some ready made plastic plants.

For the two Dusty Attic chipboards (fence and the gate), I colored them with Viva Decor Inka Gold. Made the clay white frame with MS clay and etsy bought mold. Made the table and chair from scratch with wood sheets and strips and wooden legs and toothpicks. Then distressed the edges abit with distress inks.

Added the Prima resin fireplace, cornice, wood clock and some dollhouse accessories. Its a super fun project. I want to make more dollhouses!!!!

I hope you enjoy my project. Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Exciting news!!!

Hi, friends. I'm super excited and feeling so so blessed!!!! Finally I can share this good news!! I'm so honored to be selected to be part of Imaginarium Designs' Design Team for 2015. Woo hoo..... :)

I love Imaginarium Designs chipboards!! I first got to know about chipboards when I won a pack of their chipboards from Once Upon A Sketch challenge years ago. From then on, I felt deeply in love with chipboards. And its my dream to be part of Imaginarium Designs DT. So now I'm very thankful that I got this chance.

If you would like a chance to win a bundle of Imaginarium Designs' chipboards, do hop over to this blog post and leave a comment. Have fun.

Thanks for dropping by and sharing in my joy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Off The Rails Scrapbooking - DIY Planner

Hi, friends. Today at Off The Rails Scrapbooking, I will be sharing about the latest scrapbook trend: Planner. I'm sure some of you have noticed several scrapbook companies coming up with their own planners, inserts, stickers and notecards etc.

So I would like to share some of the planner inserts, stickers, labels, notecards etc that I DIY myself. Here's some pictures. For more details, please drop by Off The Rails Scrapbooking to read about it.

Do join us for our monthly challenge too. Hope you enjoy my sharing.
Have fun creating.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Challenge - Dec mood boards

Hi, friends. Its time again for another challenge for December at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. This month we have 2 mood boards for you to chose. Wow... amazing, right. And here are the 2 mood boards.

Lovely colors!!! So naturally I chose the non-traditional colors. :)

Here's my project:

"Do you want to build a snowman?" Canvas

I made this canvas piece to display at the craft table for my girl's 9th Birthday Party on 30 Nov. Her theme for the party is Frozen. 

Misted the background with Prima Color Bloom spray (Teal) and Shimmerz Vibez (Jeni B Bleu) over Tattered Angels snowflakes stencils. Then spread a thick layer of  Aleene's Snow Glitter over top and bottom of canvas to create the icicles and snow effects. Then I simply added strips of purple patterned papers, diecut snowflakes and snowman cut out and flowers. I used different chipboard alphas for the title. Recently I fell in love with sequins. So I added a variety of colored sequins over the whole canvas. Loved it. And yes, my girl love it. So are the kids who came to the party. 

I hope you enjoy my project. Do hop over to Off The Rails Scrapbooking to join in this month's challenge. Have fun.

Thanks for dropping by.