Monday, 2 September 2013

Crafty Boots - the Last Days of Summer

Hello, and welcome to another Crafty Boots challenge.  This time, Freya would like us to make something that remind you of the Last Days of Summer....

I took an MDF door plaque (Paperartsy) and gave it two coats of Snowflake Fresco paint, before adding blues (Ice Blue, Bora Bora and a little Beach Hut) and greens (Sage, Hey Pesto and a little Limelight) blending, sanding and adding more paint till I was happy (ish)

 I painted both sides, and then used the meadow stamp from Paperartsy HP1005 and a taller similar looking stamp from Inkadinkadoo  (set called Delicate Branches) stamping in black archival ink, pressing well on the wood to get a good impression.

I did this both sides.
 For the front, I took a piece of tissue paper, stamped the sentiment from Paperartsy HP1007.  I painted the reverse with translucent Fresco paints (Beach Hut and Limelight) using just a very little paint, so it would blend in with the plaque, and stuck it to the wood with Fresco Satin Glaze, adding some over the top to help seal it.

Used a couple of birds (memory box die) that my friend BJ gave me - but I think I must buy this die for myself, as they are SOOOO cute!!

I left the back fairly simple...
close up of the front.

Check out the rest of the Crafty Boots DT pieces, they are fabulous!

11 comments:

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love your take on this Challenge, wonderful colours and such a pretty stamp.

Dionne xx

inkypinkycraft said...

a great make , love the soft colours x trace xhugs x

sam21ski said...

Great colour combo and those paints just blend perfectly don't they.

Your script stamped on the tissue paper looks brilliant, you can't see the join - nice one!!

Sam xxx

Krisha said...

WOOOT! WOOOT! This is just a wonderful project for your MDF door hangers. Love the colors and the sentiment and stamped images are perfect for the last days of summer.

CraftygasheadZo said...

I absolutely love this! Fab colours, stamps and it's just lush! Take care Zo xx

brenda said...

I'm down off the table now Helen to come look at your gorgeous door hanger. Love the colours and I am right that those birds are a die, if so I 'need' it.

B x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful door plaque, love the colours and the stamping - reminds me of the being down by the sand dunes on the coast. Elizabeth xx

Lisette Baker said...

Beautifully done and gorgeous colour choices. Love it that you did the back too. x

Jacqui Chimes said...

lovely project

butterfly said...

Right up my street, this... beautiful, subtle nature stamps; gentle, natural colour palette - and some wonderful words. Could a woman ask for anything more?!
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful!