Sunday, 9 August 2015

Vintage Flower Garden


We are having glorious weather at the moment, and that means its garden time - lots of deadheading and pottering about.    Last weekend we went to the theatre to see Oklahoma! (where the sun shines brightly in the sky!) - and it was fabulous!!  We had a bit of a todo though - because we had the wrinkly with us, we decided to take a taxi from the station to the theatre (its only a short walk but uphill).  We gets in the taxi, he starts driving, but doesnt know where the theatre is!  He stopped some more taxi drivers - they didnt know,  Then he stopped a group of taxi drivers - they didnt know! All the time he is driving around!  In the end when he stopped the second group the theatre was right in front of us, so we ended up telling him where it was!!   And to top it all - we gave him a blooming tip!!!!! duh!!!!!

So today I have a Vintage Flower Garden wall decoration to show you

Paint the surface in white with a lilac stripe, then sand and distress it.
Add the printed layer of a serviette slightly larger than the stencil

Add the texture paste through the stencil - I used Viva Decor products throughout.

Paint a thin watered down layer of white paint over the serviette
to knock back the brightness to give it a vintage feel

Replace the stencil and go over it again with a colour

It looks like this

Add some paper lace around the edge - glue it with the serviette glue

I embellished further with die cut flowers tinted with the paper soft inks, and
glitter glue pen dots in the centre and also added 2 old wardrobe door handles

Finished wall decoration!

I am LOVING the Viva Decor products and cannot recommend them highly enough, I find them very professional and highly affordable!  Does what it says on the tin!  

I am entering this into the following challenge

Country View Challenges Blogspot - Summertime

Have a lovely Sunday!


Florence said...

Hi Cath, Gorgeous project. I like their products as well. I have a few of their stamps and they are great but they never seemed popular. My shopping list is getting longer. I still need to buy some rusty and patina that is if there is any stock left!! Stop tempting me to spend money!!! HA HA.
Have a great week.
Hugs Flo xx

Neet said...

Love that plaque! You are so talented!
Enjoyed reading about the taxi ride but to hear you tipped him on top of that just had me in tucks.
Neet xx

sheila 77 said...

Gosh that's terrific, you do have an awesome way with techniques (using the word awesome in the correct sense). I like the way you double painted the words, the lilac and white stripes and the whole thing from start to finish.
What a tale about the taxi driver, you would have thought he would have taken a passenger to the theatre before, or at least seen it on his travels.

rachel said...

this is so pretty - I adore what you have done - thankyou for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs rachel x

butterfly said...

Love the texture of the stencilled text over that pretty paper napkin - lovely altered box.
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x

Buttons said...

As ever you come up with inventive ways to invoke the spirit of Summer. The lilac stripes are so 'posh boutique' and the stencilling matches up perfectly with the napkin - it's like you planned it!!! lol Good luck with the challenge. Jenny x