Saturday, 24 May 2014

Something for the smallest room in the house ...... or on the boat!

Hi Everyone

Are you all starting your long weekend?  For those with young families hoping to get out and about I do hope the weather is better than forecast.  For myself I prefer to stay home at Bank Holidays and avoid the crowded roads but I am looking forward to a little trip to Harrogate on Tuesday to spend time with Jenna and our grandchildren (unfortunately, her OH will be at work).

A few weeks ago I shared an altered mirror HERE that I'd had great fun doing for the PaperArtsy #3UP challenge and in my post I mentioned that the chap who came to install a new radiator commissioned me to make a plaque for his canal long boat along the same lines.  I was quite amused because he wanted it for the outside of the WC door!  It's a good job he's still in the thick of renovating the boat and was in no hurry for the plaque as with my OH ending up with two spells in hospital crafting time was cut even more than usual but I finally finished the piece this morning.


I started with an MDF rectangle plaque (apparently the door is folding so it needs to be this orientation to fit on one of the panels) which I painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk paints in Limelight, Guacamole and Eggplant.  I finished the background with a wet wipe to get a streaky effect and did the solid edging with Eggplant topped off with a bit of Treasure Gold in Royal Amethyst & Lilac.  I then stamped the JoFY images with black Archival ink before colouring them with watered down FF paints, adding a few Posca pen white highlights and stencilling the bullrushes/seed pods.


I then painted a sheet of Clearly for Art Whiteout (Wendy Vecchi) with Lilac/Snowflake FF paints and when completely dry stamped a whole load of JoFY flowers, cut them all out and painted each one with Lilac and Eggplant FF and a final coat of PaperArtsy Pearl Glaze.  Once they were all shaped and layered I did my bit of flower arranging and stuck them all down.  The letters WC are also stamped onto CfA Whiteout but this time painted with a mix of Limelight and Guacamole and I finished them off with several coats of PaperArtsy Gloss Glaze.  At this point the letters are not actually stuck down just in case the chap & his wife don't like it ;D!

Well, that's it from me for today.  Thanks for visiting and leaving a much appreciate comment if you have time. 

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

17 comments:

Margaret Iddon said...

Superb Lesley. Love the colour combination. I'm sure they will love it.

veronica said...

It's great Lesley, am sure they will love it. Like the colours, very summery

Beverley Lowe said...

It's beautiful Lesley - love the colours, Bev xx

Aquarius said...

This is brilliant and I'm sure he will love it and there certainly won't be another door notice like it!! Take care and I hope your OH is doing well now.

Suzanne C said...

Now isn't that too lovely for a WC! Beautiful! I am sorry to hear about your OH. I hope everything is better and settling down.

sam21ski said...

Great plaque for the WC, absolutely love that background and the colours work perfectly

Sam xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautifully made and I'm sure the chap and wife will love it....seems too good to be on the WC door!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I've been really looking forward to seeing this, Lesley! It looks great. I love the colours and the composition. You do arrange flowers so effectively on your work. I agree with Paula, it's too gorgeous for the smallest room in the house/on the boat! Nevertheless, it'll look great! Julie Ann xxx

Netty said...

Have never seen such a beautiful WC design before Lesley, its gorgeous. Hope your husband is a lot better now, Annette x

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Sally H said...

Gorgeous, Lesley! What a wonderful combination of colours too. stunning work!

massofhair said...

What's not to LOVE about your plaque. It is perfect for any place they choose. I would think it was a pleasure to use the smallest room if this greeted me on the way in. Think they need another for the inside too.

Glad to see you crafting again. Enjoy Harrogate:-) xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, thats a gorgeous plaque to put on the WC. I love it, the colours the flowers the paint effects they're all wonderful.

Sue xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful, love this colour combo, so fresh xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Hi Lesley, hope you're having a nice weekend so far. The plaque is gorgeous, I'm sure they're going to be thrilled with it.

Suzi B said...

A gorgeous plaque Lesley... expect more orders!!
Suzi B xx

Gay Peplow said...

WOAH What a lovely project Lesley, the lemon and mauve go perfectly and the flowers are so pretty. I think they will love this new hanging sign for their longboat :D Hugs Gay x

butterfly said...

What a treat of a make... the colours are lovely, and the dimension on the flowers is so fab!
Alison xx