Sunday, March 08, 2009

ooops.. I did it again..

bad bad blogger... No time, and too stressed for words.

I seem to have less and less time to do the things I want to lately, never mind write posts about them. Luckily for me, no one misses me eh?

A couple of bits to add today

First up Mojoholder 101:

A scraplift of a Jill Godon LO - we all loved the clean lines and uncluttered look of her beautiful page and you can see it, and all the team's individual takes on it on the blog.

Sarah's sketch :-)
Then I made this little thing for IACW

Digi Decoupage Pot

You’ll need a regular sized terracotta pot, and holder.

White acrylic paint

Some printed and cut out digi images

Napkin podge, or similar

A couple of lolly sticks

And a potted primrose – usually only about 60-75p

First you need to paint your pot and saucer. I find several light coats are best.

While the pot is drying, and in between coats, print some pretty digi images and cut them out. Normally for hybrid projects I’d print them out on card, but for decoupage, plain white paper is better.

I used Kate Hadfield's

Sunburst Alpha

Spring Flora Doodles

available from the Lilypad

Using napkin podge, stick the images to your pot and smooth out any bubbles gently with your fingertips. It’s pretty fast drying so you might want to mark where the images are to go first.

Print the sentiment onto card and cut it out. Ink the edges if desired. Glue a lolly stick across the back of the sentiment for stability, and another one in the opposite direction – this will go into the soil of your plant to hold the word above the flowers.

Pop the potted plant into the holder and add the word – and you’re done!

You could use shellac or clear varnish to coat the pot but I didn’t bother and the whole thing took no time to make. Might be a nice Mother’s Day gift, or Easter pressie for a special Nan, but as I have neither I put it on my kitchen windowsill - a pressie to myself :-)

happy weekend all


Cath said...

Lovely layout Jakey but i especially love that little pot, it's gorgeous!

susan said...

How darling! I love this little planter to pieces!

Susan x x

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