Good morning peeps, or I should say afternoon as it's been a hectic morning here, just for a change lol.
Today I have a post with picture overload so I will keep the waffle to a minimum so hopefully you don't nod off to sleep before you reach the bottom lol.
Today is new challenge day at
and this fortnight our challenge is
I tackled the biggest project I've made to date and it took me days to make but once I got going really enjoyed making it. I can't decide if it's a bandstand or a gazebo, well whatever it is it's full of sweet Tilda's & one lucky little Edwin lol.
I bought the wooden gazebo / bandstand from my local craft shop and painted it with gesso to prime the wood, and then slapped on some picket fence crackle paint. I didn't want to be able to see the backs of the cut out Tilda's too much & wanted something in the centre so I cut down and painted the inner tube of some kitchen roll and wrapped some May Arts olive cut out leaves ribbon around it and managed to push it through the frame and secured it in the centre to make a pillar. Once that was securely in place I added some roses to the ribbon.
All of the stamps I've used are Magnolia stamps from various collections. I've wrapped some ribbon around the posts and twirled it along under the roof and added a few roses. The little Tilda in the middle is Tilda wants a hug from the Merry Little Christmas collection 2010 and I've popped some pearls over the holly she had in her hair. The pink butterfly is a Magnolia Doo Hickey & the white butterfly is a CC Designs die.
The sweet Tilda in the middle is an older Tilda called Tilda With Flowers from the Chasing butterflies collection 2009, she may be older but she's still one of my favourites, the snail is from the Fairytale collection 2010
Here we have a new Tilda called Lying Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011, & that's Shy Rose Edwin stood behind her from the You're So Special collection 2011, & there is a cute Tilda's bird on the post
Here is Tilda With Flowerpot from the Butterfly Dreams Collection, and another of those cute little birds. The tiny butterfly's are made with a Woodware punch, and of course have been glimmered and glamoured so make them sparkle.
Next up is another little cutie Watercan Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection, she is adorable, then again I think they all are lol. Beside Tilda is a gorgeous Wrapped Violet from the Chasing Butterflies collection. and I've hung a little bouquet of flowers from the top of the post and finished with a bow.
All images have been coloured with distressed inks, I did start colouring with copics but as I'm a learner with them it was taking far too long to colour each image so my beloved inks came out again.
I've added loads of different flowers, I can already hear our lovely Lori having a fit about how many flowers are on it lol. The flowers are a mix of Prima, Magnolia, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid & all have been sparkled, just for a change lol.
I've decorated the roof by punching lots of strips of thin card with a Martha Stewart border punch and then distressing them with Frayed Burlap distressed ink, and then added the flowers, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirl & butterflies
I'll pop back later and enter some challenges as I'm off to the crematorium to take my dad some flowers & a can of Guinness :)
EDITED - I'm back and I've been having a little blog hop and have seen so many lovely tributes to your dads, one in particular I read had me sobbing my heart out. Treasure your dad's if you are lucky enough to have them girls, and make sure they know how much you love them, not just on Father's Day but every single day.
I'm entering my gazebo thingy in the following challenges -
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers, Stamptacular - fun in the sun, Corrosive - ribbons & bows, Totally Papercrafts - punches & dies, Sweet Stampin' - things with wings, CES - sparkly flowers, Totally Gorjuss - pearls & swirls, Simply Create - fly with us, Stamp Magic - summer, Timbroscrapmania - in the garden, Delightful Challenges - summer, Hanna & Friends - in the garden, Crafts 4 Eternity - embellies beginning with R-roses, ribbons, Cutie Stampers - flowers, Scrap Creations - anything goes, Anything Goes - summer, The Paper Shelter - punches & dies, Top Tip Tuesday - open challenge, Divas By Design - anything but a card
For those of you who like to see the sparkle the last picture is taken indoors
Thanks for stopping by and trawling through my very long post