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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Finished Mia's bedroom

Heres a few pictures of the room, different views and some close ups.



Third wall painting - A Unicorn

I set myself a hard challenge today...a rearing unicorn.
Thought I would try something trickier yesterday. I know I am no artist, but I am very pleased with the end result and my daughter absolutely loves it.

I started by roughly sketching an outline and then started to fill it with colour a bit at a time.
I worked my way down the body and painted the legs
Then I painted in the face and long flowing mane.

Next the tail...

and finally the unicorn's horn.

Voila!! A purple unicorn that fits in well in my daughters princess and fairy tale theme bedroom.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Another wall painting

I have painted a banner with my daughters name on, carried by bluebirds. It will be above her bed once I get the furniture back in place. 

I started by drawing a rough sketch, you can just about see it.
I painted it pink to match the castle. I mixed up 5 shades to get the shadow and highlight effects.

Next I painted some cute little bluebirds,

and then some ribbons.

Finally I painted in her name. As you can see I'm not very good at lettering, good thing there's only 3 letters

Here's the finished banner.
I decided to paint some birds. You can see in this pic the eraser marks behind the castle where I was going to paint a rainbow but changed my mind. I will have to paint over it with blue again.
I painted some birds,

 flowers and insects.

These low down ones will be hidden by Mia's bed, but as its a cabin bed she plays under it, so these will be a little surprize for her to find.

The result so far, not sure what to paint on the other walls yet.

Friday, 19 November 2010

My next bedroom project is going to be a little trickier than the last

I enjoyed painting my sons room so much that I decided to go the whole hog in my daughters. I am attempting to paint wall murals around the room. This is what I've done so far....
I started by painting the wall blue and adding some clouds all around the room.

Then I sketched a castle and started to paint it pink.

This is the main body of the castle finished, sorry about the photo, but I couldnt block out the sun as I have taken the curtains down.

Next I painted the turrets, flags and a door

A closer look.

Finally I painted in some windows...

and added some highlights...

and Voila !! A fairy princess castle

Ross completed bedroom

Here a photo of my sons bedroom complete with new bed and bedding, freshly painted walls, including the camoflage wall and even camoflage curtains that I made and sewn myself. Not bad for a first attempt at curtain making and fancy wall painting.
One problem I have now is that if he stands in his bedroom wearing his Army cadet camoflage uniform, I cant find him. :o)

Friday, 5 November 2010

My new cards at CraftUPrint

Please take at look at my new card makers gallery. You'll find it here

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I've been painting , but not on cards

I've been busy this week, I've been decorating my son's bedroom and trying to get a good stock of nappy and towel cake gifts, ready for all the craft fairs that are coming up, starting this coming Saturday.
We had a great day out on Sunday, my hubby won us all VIP entrance to VW car racing at Donnington Park, including Paddock passes and free food and drinks all day.

My son has just joined the army cadets, so he asked for camoflage colours in his bedroom, as usual I decided to go one step further and painted him a feature wall to match the new camoflage bed linen.

What do you think? He loves it.
Please ignore the shelving unit, I've got to start putting all his belongings back in now.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Another batch of Christmas cards

Tried to keep these plain, so they were quite quick and easy to make. I bought the stamps from The Hobby House when I visited the Papercraft Show at Harrogate Showground last month.
I stamped and coloured with Promarkers and although you can't see on the photos, I used stickles on the snowman, Santas beard and Rudolphs antlers and nose.

So I would like to enter these in the A Spoon full of Sugar #124 - Sparkle and Shine and also Stamp Something - Time to Celebrate challenges.

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