Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Floral Shoppe Mushroom House

Floral Shoppe was the the Graphic 45 collection I was most excited about playing with. They are beautiful and lush and elegant and I just cannot gush about them enough. They are absolutely gorgeous! So, of course, one of my first Graphic 45 projects as brand ambassador puts those floral pretties to good use!

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

I took a simple wooden greenhouse from the craft asile at the bargain store, and covered it with Midnight Medley along with a chipboard tag.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

I've added some decorative hardware with a Metal Door Plate and Knob and some Stamped Metal Brads. I've also added some metal feet to the bottom of the box.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

I know it's not over the top covered with loads of embellishments and decorative elements... but I love the elegance of this wee piece. I think the paper just sings for itself.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

What's inside you ask? Well, I thought about keeping jewelry inside, but my favourite sort of elegance is the type that goes hand in hand with eccentricity. This little greenhouse would belong to an old biddy who grew magical toadstools in her spare time.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

The interior is covered with Old Curiosity Shoppe, tags and and fussy cut butterflies.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

Inside, a collection of clay mushrooms and toadstools!

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

Note: While I normally use Paperclay for my mushroom making, this time I used DAS Junior air dry clay. It was under $3 at Walmart and I thought 'what the heck'. It's very similar to polymer clay, but doesn't need to be baked. I find my hands too hot for most polymer clays (it melts and gets mushy in my hands) but this was really fun to work with. 

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

There's a little space in the middle which I am saving to add a real small potted plant.

For the curious, here's the before.


And my transformed pretty Floral Shoppe mushroom house.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mushroom House - Nichola Battilana blog.pixiehill.com

Inspired? Here are all the bits I used in making this wee greenhouse.

Floral Shoppe
• Papers, Tags and Stickers

Small Wooden Greenhouse
Metal Feet
DAS Junior White Air Dry Clay
Sheet Moss
Faux Moss
Small Wooden "Clay" Pots
Acrylic Paint
Glue



8 comments:

  1. Beautiful box & I love the mushroom garden.

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  2. How much fun is that, sweet and oh so whimsical!!xx

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  3. Love it! What a wonderful idea of growing mushrooms! Now where can I find a wooden greenhouse?

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  4. Thank you for sharing yet Another, fabulously whimsical piece! Your work always ignites my creative soul and inspires me to try new things.

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  5. I absolutely love this!! I need one desperately lol

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  6. Absolutely adorable! Love the Floral Shoppe collection!!! You're so very creative!!!

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