Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A BIG birthday and a couple of WIP's

Yet again I missed Tuesday's "How to be Inspired Post" BUT I have an excellent excuse. It was D's 13th Birthday! I cannot believe he's a teenager, but I'm so proud of the young man he's become (mushy mum talk but totally true). Woo hoo! Huzzah! Yay! Yippie! 

After what seems like an eternity, I finally feel as though I'm getting my footing back. I'm on the mend from a vicious germ attack (surely sent by the goblins). My 'to-do' list has gone from critical to manageable. AND I've been back in the studio making things. 

Two biggish projects on the go at the moment.

Here's a quick look at the progress on 'Stumpy'...


The base is a coffee can and the exterior made with paper napkins!


I used THIS tutorial from Sharon Ojala at Homemade Obsessions, and modified slightly. 


I'm pretty pleased with the results so far and have my fingers crossed that I don't bugger it up somehow because achieving that bark colour took FOREVER.

Next up a little stone wall using my Corner Room Box as the base.


This one had me a little perplexed but I think I've got it somewhat sorted in my head and I'm looking forward to the results.

And if you're interested in a visit here, keep your eyes peeled because I *think* I might offer this project (or a variation of it) as a day-long workshop later this year. 

So how have YOU been? How's the weather where you are? Seen any good movies lately?

8 comments:

  1. Your imagination knows no bounds Nichola!
    Incredible wip! Can't wait to see what comes next!
    Jackie ")

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  2. I need to check out the stumpy tute! I used to have scads of plastic coffee containers around too lol! I can't wait to see who will be living in your new little worlds Nichola! I love that corner room box too. Soon as I have a pay check again I am going to work my way down a list of wantys and needz at alpha stamps and Ginas.

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    1. I put out a call and had a friend 'gift' me three lovely coffee tins... only to find that they were metal and I couldn't snip into them! lol Do try the tute. It's cheap and fun!

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  3. cant wait to see the finished Project

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  4. Thanks for sharing your WIP. As much as I am excited to see the final project, I delight in seeing how things come together. I really love the stump idea and can see how it could go so many amazing directions! I can't wait to see it all finished up! You inspire me!

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  5. I hope if you do a day long workshop, that you will offer a video version of it as well for those of us that live too far away!!!! love what all you make, such an inspiration!

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  6. Stumpy is amazing. Great work on making it look exactly like a tree stump. Thank you for showing us some of the intermediate steps.

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