Saturday, 23 March 2019

Letters or Numbers ........ or it could be both!

Hello there, it's me again .........

I'm doing a little happy dance around the craft room today.
No, I haven't been on the bubbly celebrating my birthday again ....... I'm one of the Guest Designers  on this month's Country View Crafts Challenge Blog.
Thanks for having me guys!

The theme for March is .......  Letters and/or Numbers
A fun one right.  If you think about it, nearly everything we create has either letters or numbers on there somewhere, sometimes there's even both.
Take cards for instance ....... all those sentiments, they're letters.
Personalising something ..... you use letters then, or numbers maybe to mark a special birthday.
Do you use script stamps or alphabet stencils to create backgrounds ...... there you go!  The list is endless.

I decided to use some die cut Letters on my project, to create some cute little painted wooden blocks to use as a home decor piece ......

These are just off cuts of wood, roughly about the size of an ATC (2.5 by 3.5 inches and about an inch deep)

I gave them all a quick coat of white gesso and then painted them using some blue acrylic paint.

A little dry brushing with a touch of Snowflake Fresco Finish paint around the edges gives them a little shabby look.

I decided to add some detail here and there, using texture paste and a brickwall stencil, which I then painted over using the same blue paint, and highlighted with some Treasure Gold gilding wax once it was dry

The letters were die cut three times from plain white cardstock, layered together to make them more dimensional and then painted with the blue paint, before attaching them to the fronts of my blocks.

To make them stand out a little more I rubbed each one with a little of the gilding wax.
And to finish off I added a cute painted wooden heart

I also decorated the backs of the blocks just in case they end up on a window ledge and can be seen from the outside!

I used JOFY's pretty flower stamp (JOFY Mini 59).  I stamped it randomly across the backs of the blocks and heat embossed with a clear powder

I then used the Fresco Finish paints and a waterbrush to colour the blooms, and added a few drops of crystal lacquer to the centres

I did stamp the side too ......

And a few splatters of black and white paint finishes off the blocks

Now I just have to find somewhere to put them!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
Dont forget to check out the Country View Crafts Challenge Blog for more fabulous inspiration using Letters and/or Numbers.
The challenge is open until the end of March so there's still time to play along.

Cheerio until next time .....


Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on being invited as GD at Country View Crafts challenge. I Love these Linda, such pretty whimsical JOFY flowers and that great texture :)

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Linda, this is a fabulous project and the back looks as good as the front.
Avril xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun home decor project, Linda! Love all the fun details that make this exceptional!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Linda! I'll check out that site. You have made the most charming little work of art for a home, whether yours or as a gift! I love them ~ love the color, love the brick embossing, love that you did the back with a sweet design! All the details are amazing and fun!! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Linda...your home decor letters with flowers on the back are so beautiful and would fit most decors. TFS every step. You are so talented, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Gio said...

Such a brilliant idea Linda, this artwork is really a lovely piece of home decor!
Thanks for participating in my giveaway, I really appreciate it :-)

Loll said...

Your are so talented, my friend! LOVE this beautiful project ... and two sided means it can be on a window sill ... or in front of a miror. So clever! Great colours ... great details. Congrats on being Guest Designer at Country View Crafts challenge! xx