My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A grand day out ..... and a shelf unit!

Good morning lovelies! How are you this morning? I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday monday! The sun actually came out for us and after a short run with my friend Emma me and my girls set off to walk to the adjacent  village where there was a fair on the last day of the annual scarecrow festival.

First we looked at the scarecrows - the theme this year was fantasy - this was, of course, maleficent!

And this was the BFG! There were lots of others but we moved on to the fair ....

where there were donkey rides and ...

bouncy rides and of course facepainting:

wow!!!! Lots of fun was had by all and after the walk home and mowing the lawns we finished the day with tea at the local pub!!! It was a great day!

So onto todays make - its one of the little shelf units that Tracy Dutton from Lavinia designed for imagination crafts.

I did a base coat in IC MDF paint then top coat in some pebeo acrylic paint.I used black gesso to paint the cat. Next I used an IC stencil and black soot distress ink to create some interest in the frame. Finally I used black stars sparkle medium on top of the cat.

I would like to enter this into the challengeat  welove2create challenge-9-anything-creativemixed media

Thanks for dropping by today!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. We too saw some afternoon Sunshine, wasn't it lovely as well.

    Love your shelf unit Rachel especially the coloures, I saw Sue demoing these on C&C.

    B x

  2. Brilliant pictures of the girls. That Face Painting is amazing, always seems a shame it has to be washed off.
    Great project, love what you have done.
    Patricia x

  3. It looks as if you had a great day out, fabulous photos and amazing face painting.

    Your little shelf unit looks fantastic, such a clever design, love the colours you used!

  4. I love your shelf unit, the colours are gorgeous.
    I am pleased you had a good day, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Brilliant piccies and I love the shelf unit

  6. Looks like a fun day. Great shelf unit too x

  7. That looks like a fun day out. The Shelf unit is brilliant, something beautiful and useful. Vee xx

  8. Love the colours you've used on the shelf unit Rachel! Looks like the girls enjoyed their day out - amazing face painting!
    Hugs, Helen x

  9. Love your MDF shelf (I bought these too) the cat seems to sparkle but you have not mentioed if you've done this with something, or if it just happened like that. Great photos of the girls enjoying themselves at the fair, love the painted face.

    Hugs Sue xx

    1. Hiya Sue - I added black stars sparkle medium from imagination crafts on top of the cat that I had already painted in black gesso! Hope that helps! Hugs Rachel x

  10. Love the shelf Rachel and adore the pics of the girls in particular the lovely face painting...delight to see this.xx

  11. Fab shelf Rachel and the girls looked like they were having a ball!!! lots of love to you all huggles Sue xx

  12. Love this piece and of course the kitty makes it purr-fect :-). Great photos too.

  13. This looks fabulous Rachel, I love the photographs too, the girls look liked they had a fabulous day.
    Linda xxx

  14. Rachel. Lovely to see you and the girls having a wonderful day. Love your shelf. Hazel x

  15. Your shelf unit looks wonderful Rachel, lovely colours.
    Fabulous photographs, it looks like you all had a great day out.

  16. Wow, what a great day out you all had, I love the fabulous face painting!!

    The shelf unit is a fantastic design and I love how you coloured it - and the cat looks great in black. Hugs, Anne xx

  17. Looks like everyone enjoyed their day out Rachel.
    Love your project and the black and pink together
    x catherine

  18. Such wonderful pictures and it looks like everyone had a wonderful time! Glad you had such a great day! Love your sweet shelf, the cat is terrific!

  19. how did I miss this one with these fabulous photos!, looks like a great day out was had by all.
    Your little cat shelf is lovely, hugs Kate x

  20. Looks like you all had a great day and love the sparkly cat on the shelf
    Carol x


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