Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Rather a lot of Ivy going on



Well it was going to be good morning when I started this post but seems it's turned into good afternoon, but better late than never as they say. And just reading down my post it appears apparent that I have a bit of a thing for Ivy and I won't deny the fact, I always love the way it grows and trails so naturally, not to mention the beautiful variants in colours.

My latest box of goodies arrived from Baker Ross earlier this week and I have had a couple of fun session using some of the new things. The products are from their new Natural rage which has a lovely organic feel to it so very much appeals to me and I have two makes to share in this post, well three if you count my Snippets Playground creation.

For the wreath at the top of my post I used one of the craft wreathes as my base, painted it with acrylic paint (also available from Baker Ross) and added glitter so the little bits showing through give a nice glimmer.

I then arranged fresh Ivy from the garden interspersed with little stones from their river pebbles collection. To carry the natural feel I used some raffia to make a bow and layered it onto an organza bow, all made on the Tattered Lace bow maker. 


I also have a canvas I made for this week Snippet Playground, I played truant last week so I hope I'm allowed in again ? I started by covering the canvas with gesso and dried with a heat gun............yes I'm impatient..........then covered with 'slap it on' and made a sort of patchwork with offcuts of a pretty botanical paper pack a craft friend sent me for my birthday. I covered each piece with slap it on before sticking to the canvas and also gave a good coating to the top as I fixed each piece. 

Next I made a watery mix of acrylic paint using a very pale pink and painted the whole piece, dabbing with a baby wipe where I wanted the images a little clearer. When dry.......yep you got it the heat gun again.......I stamped a flourish around the edge using versafine and embossed with detail gold and then rubbed gold gilding wax. Next I added a bit more interest and texture with a honeycomb stencil and gold paste and finally some tattered Lace Charism Ivy and Delicate Peony Corner. It was fun !!


My second Baker Ross share today uses three of their Wicker Balls which I tied together with some string and then decorated with some Tattered Lace Charisma Ivy, paper flowers and pearls. It was really simple to make and I intend making a Christmas one which I will share in a week or two along with some pine cone and twig makes.............still thinking on that one !

Many thanks for popping in, it's always much appreciated as are your comment.

38 comments:

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations Brenda!! Love the canvas.. The wreath is very beautiful!! The wicker ball decoration is pretty!! Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Gertrude said...

Brenda, hallo, ich bin ganz begeistert von deiner Bastelei
glg Gertrude

Di said...

Wow Brenda - some really stunning makes here - love the wreath and the wicker ball creations! AND, you snippets make is just beautiful - I always love to read how folk make their creations. Pink is a huge favourite of mine and you added so many interesting elements too.

And of course you can play truant, as many times as you wish - we'll still welcome you back :)

Hugs

Di xx

Crafting Queen said...

Three really lovely creation, love the wreath.

AnyOldCraft said...

Loving the wicker balls and Ivy wreath Brenda so pretty and fab decorations when the weather cools down.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful projects Brenda, I especially like the bottom one :) I also love Ivy and love to have it growing in the containers and gardens. Take care, Shirleyxx

Shirley Chillman said...

How versatile you are Brenda these makes are delicious.

Such a super cool wreath and what a clever use of the wicker balls but the canvas is divine with lots to look at well worth a second or even third look.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

ALI said...

Fabulous projects "B" love the Ivy.

hellerlittle said...

Busy - bee ... you are *smile
all 3 are admirable to see
CU hellerlittle

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what beautoful makes. I love all the natural elements x

Bad Kitty said...

this is very nice creations

pinky said...

What would we do without our heat guns lol, my son even borrows mine when fixing phones! I love your makes, the ivy is very au naturale! Your canvas is gorgeous, love the sound of that slap it on, whatever it is lol. The wicker balls are very interesting, looking forward to see the Christmas version too.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, stunning ivy creations!! They all look fantastic!!

Sorry for the lack of visits, but life is a bit crazy at the moment.

Kathleen said...

These are all brilliant makes and looks like a great deal of work went into them, all the ivy is gorgeous. Ivy will cling, is a blast from the past, can't remember now where it stems from.

Kath x

Sue said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda, wonderful designs with beautiful details.
Sue xx

Paper Profusion said...

All are gorgeous Brenda, particularly the first wreath that looks fresh as a daisy. Nicola x

Sally H said...

Three Gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them all. I too have a bit of a thing for ivy

scrAPpamondo said...

Semplicemente ADORO tutti questi tuoi lavori con i colori naturali, Brenda!! La ghirlanda con le foglie di edera e le pietre รจ favolosa! Che fiocco delicato e dolce!!

rachel said...

Hiya brenda - lovely makes - must be fun using the Baker ross products - I use their kits with my rainbows often - lots of fun - all of your makes look lovely! Hoping to be back to normal now brenda - thanks for your continued support! Hugs rachel x

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant these are stunning so pretty love and hugs Carole x

Jackie said...

A very eclectic mix this morning Brenda, and all so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

Wauw you've made some gorgeous creations with the ivy Brenda! hugs, Marlies

iReneM said...

Gorgeous, all three creations, Brenda.

I like ivy too BUT my trellis and boundary have become overrun with it.
Been battling for two summers trying to get it under control.

x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love your posts Brenda they are always full of varied and exciting projects and today is no exception. Love the ivy theme today and the beautiful creations you have shared.
Lorriane

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creations all of them love the ivy wreath and everything else is so pretty...xx..
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Karen Petitt said...

Blimey Brenda! All three are gorgeous and I know Miss Pixie never holds a grudge if life or other stuff gets in the way. Love the natural ivy wreath and the hanging decoration is wonderful too. Now I absolutely adore that canvas too! That's a fabulous idea to use snippets of papers on it - must try to remember that one the next time I play with an old canvas or a new one lol! Hope the rest of the week is great for you too Karen x

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . I play truant sometimes too . . .but Di always lets me back in!

Love the look of all you fab makes. Just gorgeous.

See you on the swings later.

Hugs, SarN xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous ivy themed projects Brenda.
Lorraine x

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful creations! The ivy wreath is so special especially when you added the fresh ivy on the project.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all wonderful Brenda, I love the ivy wreath with the crystals
Kevin xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great collection B.
I love ivy too esp the variegated one, but we don't have it anymore, grows too crazily Downunder. Been peeping around your latest posts too down below...
You always amaze me with variety of creation and imagination, and a prodigious number as well. You're very special.
Pray dear B. you're keeping fairly well, bloggy hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Gerrina said...

Wow, something else than cards! And beautiful! I'm not a fan from Ivy at some places in the garden, but on your wreath and bolls it looks great! Favorite is the canvas; so many technics and beautifully piece of the garden to hang inside!! Enjoy the weekend!

KandA said...

Three stunning creations Brenda. Love the use of ivy and those little stones in the wreath, fabulous details on the canvas, but the winner for me is the last. Those wicker balls look so pretty with the pearls, ivy and flowers... can't wait to see your christmas creation xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love what you've made here, Brenda! The wreath is gorgeous! You are so talented! Your canvas looks amazing! The wicker balls are beautiful too! It's fun to see your other creations besides cards - I only make cards, unfortunately. Haven't tried my hand at the others yet.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW three stunning projects Brenda awesome organic makes I love them all.
hugs
lorraine x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Three great makes Brenda. The wicker balls are beautiful.
Take care
Lesley

Robin said...

These are just fabulous! I love these wreaths! Hugs, Robin

butterfly said...

I definitely have a thing for ivy - it's probably my favourite plant - and appears in almost all my project photos! - so this post is right up my street. What lovely makes - especially that garland.
Alison xx

 
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