3 April 2013

The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter R - Tattered florals garland and decorated shoe


 Hi everyone, I'm sharing my latest Alpha Challenge Dictionary page today for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and this fortnight the letter is R and my chosen word 'rabbit'.


I've chosen another lovely Crafty Individuals Alice Palace stamp 'Crowned Bunnies'......takes me right back to Watership Down :D!

Once again I've painted on a layer of gesso, stamped with VersaFine and then coloured with distress markers and the markers over the gesso give a nice effect.

The Craft Barn have now moved into the new shop at Priory Farm and is now open again, on Saturday I'll be demonstrating at the Opening event demo day which I'm looking forward to, so if you're in the area, it's going to be a good day with five demonstrators in total. I made up a couple of long floral garlands for the new CB which are below and lots of us have decorated a paper mache shoe for a display as well and mine is further down.





 I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, a couple of other flower dies and some punches to create the garland from a variety of papers and simply glued the flowers etc., to some garden twine so it's very easy to make and goes together quite quickly once all the punching and die cutting is done.


I decided to give my shoe a metallic look and have gone for silver paint all over the shoe with some black inside and at the base for the sole and heel.


 I did a mix of silver paint with black distress paint on my craft mat and swiped some card repeatedly through it until I liked the pattern then when dry I die cut flowers with the Tattered Florals die and glued these onto the shoe. Lots of pearl pen dots and to decorate and a Tim Holtz Rosette cut from the same paper that I used for the flowers to finish off.


Have a good day and thanks as always for the your lovely comments, they're always appreciated.
 

19 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris! The lovely shoe looks like cinderalla's slipper, absolutely magical, love all the dimention given by the pear dots! very pretty. Garlands are very cute, love the b right colors. and on to your page, those rabbits are soo sooo cute! I do love the effet of distress markers on gesso, looks like watercolor, love the transparency. Wonderful production! Hugs.

Fiona said...

All beautiful Chris. Gorgeous bunny stamp and lovely garland. Fabulous shoe decorated in your signature style. Hope the opening event goes well. xx

rachel said...

these are all amazing - wow that shoe looks fab - and I'm not a shoe girl!!!! Love the garland and the rabbits are well - just fabulous xx Hugs rachel xx

Elaine said...

Love your rabbit page and great landscaping too. Hoping to visit the Craft Barn on Saturday so look forward to seeing all the shoes!

Kelly Neis said...

Love the rabbits, they are so cute and perfect for the page! I wish I could wear those shoes, very stylish. Garland too, now that is putsy for me, I have no patience with my fingers to work that one. You did awesome!
Have a great day.
Kelly

Stef H said...

the bunnies are just fabulous in the book and i absolutely LOVE those shoes! wow!

hugs :)

Gio said...

Ahhhh the shoe is gorgeous, Chris!

And ghe garland too, a lovely decoration for the new shop.

Have a wonderful demo day!!

I loved Watership Down...lots of tears I remember!

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, the rabbits are so, so lovely, I do love this stamp set! I bet the garlands looked fabulous in the new shop and added a touch of Spring which we sadly need.... The shoe is amazing - I agree with Danielle, above, it does look magical. Hugs, Anne x

barbarastewart1 said...

OHHHHHH, you can be sure that IF I wasn't home in S. Florida this weekend - I would be at your demos..
It is ALWAYS such a joy to see your
creations.

butterfly said...

Love your rabbit page... I've fallen in love with those rabbits, having thought at first they weren't my cup of tea... I was so wrong, and they're now near the top of the wishlist! The colouring over the gesso looks beautiful, and I love those garlands too...
Alison x

JansArtyJunk said...

Your R pages are wonderful Chris.. LOVE those rabbits :)

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Chris, love these little and adorable bunnies,,,,,,they inspired me,,,and your shoe is absolutely a delcious to watch my friend.

Anita Houston said...

You've been a busy gal!!! Love these bunnies, the garland, and the shoe is crazy fabulous!! Awesome projects!

cathylynn said...

Those bunnies are totally adorable. Lovely page. Now look at that garland of delightful flowers and the slipper is majestic gorgeous! WOWZERS the texture and shimmer is fabulous. Love it all!
Hugs, Cathy -Lynn

Annie said...

Your rabbits are wonderful! The whole page looks wonderful!

Nicola said...

Awesome creations Chris, the inspired rabbit page is gorgeous and the decorated shoe is so beautiful, the attention to detail is incredible - you're such a fab artist and your ideas are never ending!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sasha said...

Stunning creations, as always, Chris! I love your delightful king and queen crowned rabbits. Such a pretty spring feel to your fab garland and your shoe is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Wishing you a lovely weekend! xx

Faye said...

Hi Chris. Long time, no see. My bad. Of course I see you in Craft Stamper all the time now, so it's not like I'm completely ignoring you. Go you, btw. I love you hares and the shoe is just super. X

Juls said...

Fabulous works of art!! Loving the shoe!!! Hugs Juls xxx