Monday 18 April 2016

Home plaque for Leonie's Launch

Hello lovely peeps

Exciting news - the very lovely Leonie Pujol is launching her own range of crafty goodies on Hochanda.
Right now
Yes, right this minute :D


I'm on her first design team. Woo hoo!

Since Hochanda stands for 'Home of Crafts, Hobbies and Arts' I thought it was appropriate to show you my 'Home' plaque first.

I started off with a thick chipboard square which I painted with white gesso.

 Next I dragged/dabbed on some Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks using a sponge.

I stamped the zentangle circles several times down the right hand side in black Memento ink

I forgot to keep taking photos at this point so I'll just talk you through what I did. 

The circles were coloured in with alcohol markers and I stamped and embossed some dangly hearts along the top with white embossing powder.

I stamped some script in black using second generation ink (i.e. I stamped the first time onto scrap paper to take off the intensity)

For the paint circles I put small puddles of black and white gesso on my craft mat and dipped some old plastic caps in it and used them as 'stamps'

Overdid it all a bit and gessoed over the top of half of it again....  :D

[and here the camera makes a very brief reappearance]

I laid the 'home' stencil over the top and masked off the sizes I didn't want. I also made post-it masks for the centres for the o and e.

I spread white texture paste through the stencil then lifted it off and removed the o and e masks with my pokey tool.

I made some bird houses by inking up rectangles/squares/triangles with co-ordinating colours* and overstamping with some of the zentangle stamps.  The roofs are covered with glossy accents.

* same colours as above plus Evergreen Bough and Weathered Wood

The birds were cut from black shrink plastic with a Marianne die set and shrunk with a heat gun before sitting them on top of the letters with silicone glue.

The handle is just 3 strands of ribbon twisted together and knotted at the back.

If you've missed the show don't forget you can watch it on Hochanda's catch up service for up to 7 days afterwards. Leonie will also have shows at 9, 12, 4 and 7pm (stock permitting).
You can also 'meet' the other members of the Design Team over on Leonie's blog.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 We Love 2 Create #8 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Happy Little Stampers (Mixed Media)  Wings
 Really Reasonable Ribbon #139 - Things with Wings and Ribbon or Trim
Come and Get It  #114 Things with Wings
Kitty Bee Designs #69 - Living Things with Wings
Love to Scrap  #76 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #107 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs (monthly) Anything Goes
 The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/Girly
Classic Design Team Challenge #1 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Anything but a Card (I love these square plaques -they're very similar to decorating a card so not too daunting)
SSS Work it wednesday Pastels

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

Well done on achieving this fab DT post Katrina, although I'm not surprised in the least, you always do incredible pieces which this hanger demonstrates perfectly xx

Jane Royston said...

Love this Katrina, especially the colours! Glad I am not the only one who forgets to take the photos!!! Get too carried away, Jane x

Anonymous said...

Stunning x

Fikreta said...

Bad Kitty's Craftroom

trent999 said...

Lovely Katrina, I love the design and the colours are lovely.xx

hollyberry said...

This is beautiful.

creationsnz said...

What a lovely gift this would make for a new home, beautiful work. Join us again at Come And Get It challenges, CarolG & DT

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous plaque and I love the colours..lovely Katrina..
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
[Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. Next month we have another new sponsor so we look forward to your visit again..xx

[aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Brenda said...

Oh, Katrina, I love this multimedia plaque. It's so cheerful and welcoming! Congrats on your new DT post. Thanks so much join joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Eekers said...

This is so nice! And such a good demo of the new range :) I bet she was pleased with your input, I would have been. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Zw@@n said...

Oh my, this hanger is gorgeous. I loooove the colours and all the details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

N-Eva said...

Wooow…. Such a sweet project. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Sid said...

Katrina I love your birdie hanger, great work and I have become your latest blog follower !

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Oh my goodness. What a fabulous creation. I just love how you have illustrated from start to finish, it just shows how much hard work and effort went into this super project. Great work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO sweet, Katrina. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous art in our Things With Wings Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Toni said...

love the palette you chose! This is so so cute--those birdhouses, the dangling hearts, just all of it!


Karen Letchworth said...

This is fabulous, Kat. I really like that you've shown us your technique. That's always SO helpful. I was already here to leave a comment for Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I wanted to stop by again to let you know that I've become a new blog follower here, and that I would really appreciate having your stop by to become a new follower on MY blog as well. It would be greatly appreciated. Hope you will stop by to "follow" me.
Karen Letchworth

Unknown said...

Oh, wow... it looks so easy when you do it. :)
Great color tones...
Have a great day!

cards by Victoria said...

Very nice creation. Thanks for sharing with Classic Design Team open Challenge

Julie Schinkel said...

Gorgeous piece! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Julie x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I super love this! The background is gorgeous, and those little houses are so whimsical! Lovely work! Thanks for sharing with us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon "Things With Wings" Challenge!

Linda said...

What a fabulous project .... I love the colours. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

Melanie said...

A great project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things with wings” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…