My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A buzzy beach house

Good morning lovelies - how are you? I am fine but glad I wasn't having high hopes for the sale yesterday. Todays post shows one of the only things that sold - and that was to my mum bless her! if the number of people passing though the hall was as much as 40 I would be very surprised - it was shockingly quiet. Still - I do have other outlets which is good!

I made todays post with the WOW embossing powder challenge in mind - the theme this month is wood - and I'm hoping that MDF counts as wood. The beach house is made of MDF and is from the MDF man.


I started by base painting the whole box with gesso then painted the sides with green acrylic paint and the roof with blue acrylic paint.


Next I used the imagination crafts bayleaf stencil and forest green sparkle medium to add to the background. I also used a clarity mask to create the clouds on the roof by using versa mark and white opaque  wow powders and heat setting.


I then took some Art Parts from Wendy Vecchi - the flowers were covered with versa and dipped in wow powders - the yellow, orange and blue pearl - and again heat set. The stalks were done in the same way and heat set with olive wow powders. 


Finally i made the buzzy bees using fimo. The wings are made from webbing.

I should like to enter my box into the following challenges:

WOW powderswowembossingpowder Wood
Polkadoodlespolkadoodle: Spring is in the air
divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Flower power
CFAS:craftingforallseasons No Dp's
Simon says stamp weds challenge:simonsaysstampblog Glitter it

Thats all for today - thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon! Thanks to all of you who sent best wishes for my back - touch wood its feeling better - not right but definitely better than it was. I'm hoping that another day of rest should do it good! And thanks also for the wedding anniversary wishes - we're going out for lunch today to celebrate - thats after the girls have done their jujitsu grading!

Big Hugs to you!

Rachel xx










30 comments:

  1. Good morning Rachel,
    Another stunning project, I love this.
    The colours and all your embellishments are amazing.
    Sorry your Sale was not too good, so disappointing but that's the way things are these days.
    Have a great day and a wonderful time out.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  2. Hi Rachel this is such a bright and cheery beach house its fab. So sorry your fair wasn't up to much they seem to be either brilliant or dire no in between! Susan x

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  3. Good morning Rachel. So sorry you had a terrible sale day, it's so dishearting isn't it? When you have put so much time and effort in to getting things made for it. Have you tried having an open house afternoon where you invite a few friends and ask them to bring a friend. You lay out your makes say in your living room or if you are lucky enough to have a dinning room you let the folks look at your makes your on hand to chat about them and hopefully they buy, now we have done a couple of these (granted they were end of September) but we did really well with no table fee and no packing up the car etc. if you keep it to say 12 and for just a couple hours max it works. Your bird box is just fab, again I love the bright colours and embellishments. Enjoy your meal Hazel xx

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  4. Cute money box Rachel !! You win some you loose some, but there's always tomorrow.....enjoy the rest of your weekend sweetie, I'm off to have a crafty play day with my friend !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Rachel, a really beautiful design and I love the colours.
    Sorry to hear that the sale wasn't very busy but I am pleased your back is starting to feel better.
    I hope you have a fabulous Sunday and enjoy your meal out.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Wonderful creation Rachel, I should know I bought it and it has prize position in my bedroom, will keep putting loose change in it, see you later

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  7. Wow Rachel, this is fabulous, so adorable, love those cute busy bees, have a great week and thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. xx

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  8. Wiw Rachel This Is Fab Love All Your Creations You Have So Many Amazing Ideas And Love The Colours. Have A Great Day

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  9. Absolutely stunning Rachel....love this colourful house. What a shame the house was poorly attended

    Take care of your back

    Hugs Annie x

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  10. A lovely bright colourful house Rachel. A shame about your sale yesterday, but great that you have other outlets too.

    Sue xx

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  11. Amazing project. Thanks for joining us in the Spring challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Anjie

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  12. Wonderful house Rachel, love all the bright colours and flowers decorating it, and the bee is just cute, hugs Kate x

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  13. Love this, so colourful and fresh - a great project. Hugs, Claire x

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  14. Such a shame the sale was not what you expected and such a shame when you worked so hard. Your moneybox is beautiful and I love those Wendy flowers and those delightful little bees. Hugs, Anne x

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  15. This is fabulous.. Lovely bright and fun, Px

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  16. Fabulous ,thanks for taking part in Spring is in the air challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Susan xx

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  17. This is so sweet,thanks for taking part in our 2nd challenge ,and hope to see you again http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
    Susan xx

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  18. This is gorgeous Rachel, such a lovely summery design.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. This is gorgeous Rachel. Love the bright colours and all the detail. Sorry to hear that the sale was not too good.
    Hope your back keeps improving.
    Mags
    x

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  20. Fabulous beach house love the bright colours and bee-sorry about poor response but their loss !
    carol x

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  21. What an amazing project.So sunny and cheerful.Love it!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  22. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Sweet As Honey Challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
    Anjie

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  23. What a stunning little beach house, with lovely bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  24. Fantastic Rachel! Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons in our No Design Paper Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. So sorry your sale did not go well. I used to try and do them - they are seriously hard work at some places.
    This is gorgeous! I now want one of these blanks to decorate for me and one for my mum, really love this! I've not had the time to finish mine but I know I will get back to it again soon - trying not to rush or push too hard lol! xx

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  26. This is so cute, Rachel! What an adorable little bank house. I know my son would love it. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Glitter It!

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  27. This is so gorgeous, I like all the detail, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo,this time Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  28. Amazing Project" so colourful.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  29. Thank you for joining into the fun over at the We Do Doobadoo Challenge Rachel, love your birdhouse, fabulous colours too.
    http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.nl/ Hugs Terry xxxx

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  30. You have decorated your box so very pritty! If you put it outside a bird family will move in it, I´m shure!!! ;o) Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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