Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Fiskarettes UK Facebook Home Decor ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. On Monday this project was shared on the Fiskarettes UK page on Facebook and that means that I can now share it with you and here it is …

Flowers, punched petals and punched feathers 
(the feathers make perfect leaves)
My little cross stitch house and not a piece of thread in site!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI August Anything Goes

The Artistic Stamper Challenge August Anything Goes

This was fairly quick to create and I am happy with the outcome. When I learnt I was going to be on the Fiskarettes UK team for a while I had some initial ideas that I hoped nobody had done before so I jotted those ideas down and this project is one of those ideas. I don’t think this one was tried by anyone else although one of my other ideas has had to be scratched off the list because Enfys (Fiskarettes UK DT leader) has since created a project with one of my original ideas. Below I have listed my steps to create this.

1. I painted a rough landscape on watercolour paper and left to dry.

2. I stamped the Paperbabe tree trunks using a brown ink pad and then I stamped them again using the bark overlay stamp.

3. I wanted funky trees so I used the polka dot tree canopy to make it a little whimsical.

4. I used white snippets to cut a house and a roof shape and I coloured them with watercolours and left to dry.

5. I delved into my coloured snippets bag and found white, red, Kraft and green card and I punched the little cross stitches until there was enough and I glued them onto the house & roof.

6. I coloured the embroidery frame with my pale green Adirondack ink pad and left to dry.

7. I traced around the hoop framed onto the back of the landscape using a pencil and then cut it out.

8. I adhered the watercoloured landscape to it by adding thin lines of glue around the edges of the paper and left it to dry overnight.

9. The next day I attached the house and roof using foam pads. I attached a piece of sheer ribbon to the back of the piece so that it can be hung

10. I used the tear drop punch on coloured watercolour card and created a flower. I used the feather punch to create leaves and attached the punched flower, the leaves and the daisies.

There were several bonuses to creating this project. The first one of those is that it is better than I dared hoped, which is always a very good thing lol! The second bonus was that my hubby has fallen in love with it and has told me this is not going to be offered to family or friends because he plans to hang it. Those comments are very, very rare and very precious to me. The final bonus was that apart from the background the house, the cross stitch, the petals and the feathers were created with snippets.

I wanted to show that your old or new punches can be used to create modern home décor items. This was an absolute joy to create and I wish that happened more often lol! If there is anything that I haven’t made clear give me a yell and I will expand on the step by steps. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Paperbabe Tree Hugs stamp set
Fiskars Cross Stitch hand punch
Fiskars Petal large squeeze punch
Fiskars Feather large squeeze punch
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Watercolour card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Kraft card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Adirondack IP’s:
Walnut Stain Distress IP
White daisies, sheer ribbon, bling stones all from my stash
Embroidery hoop
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous display and clever way to create faux cross stitch. Thank you for joining the That's Crafty Challenge and sharing with us all. Best Wishes Tracey.

brenda said...

What an enchanting creation Karen, it has an almost magical feel to it. Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Cara said...

I don't think I'd have the patience to stick down all those cross stitches! This is such a cool project and I love how you used the feathers as leaves x

Mia said...

Fabulous creation, Karen. I love it!!! Kisses, my friend.

Jenny L said...

Hi Karen,
what a very wonderful snippets make.
Your work is excellent and so beautiful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

I love your faux stitched little house. It really is cute. Hugs Mrs A

Di said...

Oh Karen, this really is brilliant! So cleverly made and I'm not surprised your hubby plans to hang it somewhere nice! Love the depth you've achieved and the clever use of snippets and punches as well!


Di xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely ! Thanks for participating in my challenge over at Country View Challenges this week ! Corrie x

Kylie said...

Your watercoloured background is perfect! LOVE your cross stitch house!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Linda said...

This is so cute .... love the little house. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

SARN said...

Morning Karen . . . CONGRATULATIONS on gaining a GOLD STAR from Miss Di over at the Snippets Playground. Well deserved too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shona Chambers said...

Oh My Goodness!! There is so much work in this project, its absolutely stunning and I can't believe you cut out all those tiny crosses. I'm so in love with this. There is so much detail and the perfect amount of embellishment. You obviously love what you do as I can see it in your work. I'm so very glad you shared this with us at Happy Little Stampers this month!

Hazel Agnew said...

What a unique and beautiful creation Karen. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved gold star from Miss Pixie for this sensational card, Karen! Your talent is out-of-this-world!

I love your new blog look, but I keep forgetting to tell you that for some reason the lines of the body of your post are all squished together on my computer and laptops. It makes it really difficult to read. Am I the only one to notice this? The banner and side bar are all the normal space in between. Curious, isn't it? Perhaps it's just my end. Lovely to visit you! Hugs, Darnell

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge :)