Thursday, 25 August 2011

An amazing find!

Wow! I couldn't believe this!  My big summer project this year has been to give my boys' playhouse a makeover.  It's not finished yet, but they insisted I give it a name and after much discussion we came up with "The Shabby Tea Room".  This came about one sunny afternoon after I'd baked yet another batch of scones and we decided the playhouse would be a great room to sit in and have cream teas!

Anyway, today, after I'd made my loooooong overdue post, I decided to go hunting for a challenge blog to fire me up (I was meant to be doing Christmas!!!) but amazingly I stumbled upon one called "The Shabby Tea Room"  Wow!!  I couldn't believe it!  And as far away from Christmas as you can get, their challenge this week is "The Sweet Days of Summer" and you have to make your own flowers and use Pink, Peach, Green and Neutral colours on your card or project!  So I went away and I made this which I'm submitting to the challenge:

I cut the heart from wood, painted it and distressed it by sanding the edges and across the face.  I then inked the edges using Tea Dye then stamped directly onto it using Versafine.  The flowers were punched using a MS Hydrangea punch and coloured using Promarkers.  It was then finished off with some pearls and bling and a hand-written Welcome!

And here it is hanging on the new den - this is just a sneak peak - I'll post before and after photo's once it's completed!

Well I feel a bit like a bus - nothing for ages then two come along at once! LOL!! 

Have a great day - there definitely won't be any more pics today!!! :o) xx


  1. How Lovely ~Anne

    It's so sweet. I'm so pleased to see you posting.
    Great Idea for a new home or even Xmas gift.
    Could see it in Pink and Blue for a new baby.. (can you cut a pair of botties if you had a template)?
    What wood are you using and did you have to break out the power tools?

  2. Lovely heart shaped wall hanging ... I love the texture and dimension! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room :)

  3. Oh wow Anne this is so stunning!
    kim x


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