Sunday, June 7, 2015
Little Garden Trellis
Wowzers! If any of you have had tendinitis in your hands, I just wanted to say-I feel your pain! I am a lefty but as all lefty's know, we have to be ambidextrous That means I use my right hand to cut things, use sprays (mostly both hands at once) and use paper punches. Owwww! I thought it would go away but it has gotten worse. Luckily my husband has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is "fixing me". Lol!
I started this last month and only was able to finish it now. Not my usual style but it was fun, and inspired by Sara Emily-my teamie on Anything But Cute.
I started by putting my base together. It is a Fernli Designs Dimensional wood. You have to glue the sides together and then add the top and bottom. Easy, peasy and so sturdy!
Many Adirondack ink Dabbers were used to color the brick. Very good deal on these dabbers at Tuesday Morning!
I then made the trellis from paper leftovers and painted it with gesso, chalky edgers and DI around the edges.
Here is me piecing it together. Thanks Sara doll!
I added the trellis to the base with foam dots after weaving some Spanish moss through the trellis.
The flowers were sprayed with ColorBloom and the leaves were die cut then painted with Eggplant and white crackle paint. My butterfly was stamped onto white cardstock, then I used white embossing powder and a light purple copic marker to color it. Then is was fussy cut.
I added my sentiment with the tiny talkers stickers and edged those with chalk ink as well.
This would have been much faster to make with 2 functioning hands. Live and learn and get some Physical Therapy! Hehe!
Many thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week! Hugz to you all! Carpe Diem! ~Niki
This project will be shared with the following lovely challenges:
Anything But a Card-Out and About. In my neck of the woods everyone has hanging baskets full of flowers and my neighbor has this wonder wall trellis that is gorgeous near her front door. Of course the flowers are in bloom and the butterflies are out and about.
Craft Stamper-Take It, Make It Challenge-Take a Texture. I stamped my butterfly and used embossing powder to create the white outline. I also used the texture paste for the brick background.
Sweet Stampin'-Something Old and Something New My something new was creating a paper trellis by hand, my something old was the Fernli base as I have had it in my stash for over 8 months I believe.
Little Red Wagon-Use It Up. I used my Fernli base and the little flowers that have been in my stash for ages. The moss is older as well but only by a month or two. :)