Friday, 8 April 2016


Hi All....

Feeling sad....last journalling club, run by the very talented # Carol Fox, was held on Monday....waaahhhhh! Also my crafty mojo decided it needed a break and up and left! So was not in the best of moods on club night. Having said that Carol had designed a wonderful page to inspire us.

Anyway to cut a short story shorter....I was outside missing my e-cig (battery ran out!!), debating which of my car tires I was going to kick, when I spotted a broken piece of a rose bush and I thought...hummm I could do something with this. Earlier I had been eyeing a large wood pallet all on its lonesome by the recycling bins but alas it was too big to fit in my boot. So I consoled myself with my little rosewood stick.

Did I mention that it was a magic rosewood stick? Well it was because as soon as I got home my mojo returned and I had the idea for the little mobile above....using the magic rosewood stick!

Products used:

1 magic rosewood stick
#PaperArtsy Fresco paints in bubble gum, caribbean sea, yellow submarine, snowflake and little black dress
#PaperArtsy crackle glaze medium
#Decoart media fluid acrylics range metallic gold
Cosmic Shimmer glue
3D gloss gel
#Stampotique flower stamp...large and small.
#PaperArtsy text stamp (one of the mini ones....a definite favourite go to stamp!)
#Ranger Inc grungeboard shapes and letters
white cardstock..A4
MDF hearts
thin wire
cotton thread
beeswax pellets
#Archival ink pad in black

So, firstly I gessoed the MDF hearts and my magic stick. While these were drying I painted a sheet of cardstock with the Fresco paints in bubblegum, yellow submarine and caribbean sea...roughly covering a third of the card for each colour. I then stamped on the Stampotique flowers, a mix of large and small ones and then cut them all out.

Going back to the hearts, I painted them in the Fresco paint. On one of the hearts I applied crackle glaze, very thinly, with a pallet knife and when that dry I painted another colour on top. On another heart I melted on some beeswax and painted over that when it had dried. I then heated it again and, using a baby wipe, removed some of the wax and paint. I then heated it briefly again to smooth any bumps in the remaining wax.

Next, using the PaperArtsy stamp I stamped text on each of the hearts using an alternate colour from the base colour. Using the same paint colour I'd used for the text, I stamped flowers on the hearts using the small Stampotique flower. I also painted three grungeboard hearts.

Next I painted the edge of the MDF hearts and some grungeboard stars with the gold metallic paint. Then I painted the grungeboard letters in little black dress and attached them to the hearts with glue.

Back to the cut out flowers....I spattered them with the gold metallic, little black dress and snowflake. When dried I curled the petals and stuck a small flower in the centre of the larger one using the cosmic shimmer glue.

I also dry brushed the gold metallic paint onto my magic rosewood stick.

Using some thin black wire I attached the MDF hearts to the magic stick. I then attached the flowers to the stick using 3D gel...this also helped to keep the wire where I wanted it.

Finally (phewww!!) I tied on some pink thread to hang it up with.


If you have read this far thank you very much and hope I gave you the odd titter xxxx

Hugs and things,
Tricia xx


I have entered this into the That's Crafty blog challenge

I have also entered this into the Stampotique design challenge which can be found here


  1. Love Love Love this project! It looks just as good if not better in reality! Must get myself a magic stick! Done good girl!

    1. Thanks Debbie...the magic sticks are in the bush to the right of the door as you go in!!

  2. The stick is a lot better than the pallet. Let alone easy to work with and hang.
    Well done tricia.

  3. The stick is a lot better than the pallet. Let alone easy to work with and hang.
    Well done tricia.

    1. Ta Fred...wish I'd had room for the pallet tho'!!

  4. What a fab hanger ! Loving all your elements !

  5. This is so beautiful <3 WOW
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique this week :)

    xx Arwen

  6. So sweet, love your magic stick I want one too, perfect for SDC this week.x

    1. Thanks very much....I am a bit of a scavenge!

  7. Wonderful, wood and wire are great together!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  8. Gorgeous and perfect for the nature challenge. Thank you for playing with us at stampotique Originals Designer Challenge. .