Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Listen for the Call!

Slowly life is getting back to normal.
Renovating has taught us much!
My orbital sanding skills are excellent - many cupboards later.
Every ounce of patience and negotiation is being called on! The worst? Waiting for the promised return calls!


I have even begun taking my mobile with me around the house and yard, even if it's just to the mailbox!
To do this in style I have made a mixed media pouch --- bits and bobs from one of the many still packed boxes have been stitched together to make a resting place for Miss Wild Bird!


She came about from our recent Die Cuts Class - embossed acetate, 3D Stamping Paint and Vintaj Patina
have made magic.


Now my phone is snug no matter where I'm hurrying to and there should be no missed calls! Yeah right!
At least that excuse will have an answer.

I hope all is well in your world.
Julie

Challenges Entered
Premium Craft Brands - Pretty Shabby Chic - Miss Wild Bird is Aussie so she likes a bit of colour!
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes - I get to play here Yippee!!!


Saturday, 5 April 2014

Inspired by Morocco!

Hello thank you for dropping in!
As we look towards the major stuff for our house renovation being done and with rainy weather predicted the rush is on to get a LOT of painting of the house and furniture kind done over the weekend.

As I do so I am thinking about the decorative pieces I want to repurpose and re -invigorate for our Moroccan themed living dining area.

A long time ago I was given this teapot by a sweet friend Dayle with the comment "I know you'll do something interesting to it!"






















When I saw Unruly Paper Arts RAQ guide for April my little eye spied this forlorn beauty and I was off.
Gesso over everything.

A little creative advice from Julia at Julia's Stuff - she is the Queen of Interesting Finishes and I was on to it!
Messing about with anything that and everything that would give an ancient crusty surface to my Aladdin Coffee Pot was messy fun.
Viva Decor Ferro and a little 3D Stamping Paint combined for lush colour













Then came the decoration ....






















Buttons......lots of them.... required a little bit of patience to stick to the curved pot.

Now Julie needs jewels to impress her visitors. So there were jewels.






















Jewels on the lid... again.... gluey patience required.






















There you have it my first bit of Moroccan Fantasy which is driving an entire renovation.
So thank you Dayle for your gift!

I know exactly where it is going to live in all it's resplendence.....but that is still to be built.

Ah Morocco! I will think of you this weekend as I urge myself on with paintbrush in hand.
Have a wonderful creative weekend whatever you may be up to.
Julie

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