Home by Bev Hilton


Hello everybody. I hope you are all having a great week so far. I am here with my usual post on the blog with an MDF Upright tag with Beki, standing by the fence of that wonderful place...Home.

Here's what I used...

Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Lime and Evergreen
That's Crafty! Shimmer Paints - Pink and Purple
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints - Concrete and Little Black Dress
Stazon Ink Pad - Black and Olive Green
Dreamweavers Embossing Paste
Polychromo Pencils
Posca Pens - White and Black
Picket Fence and Sign Die's from Stash

Here's what I did...

I began by sponging gesso over my whole tag including the base. I could have skipped this step as I ended up using heavy body paint which gives great coverage. I then took the two shades of green paint and sponged them over the entire upright and base. Once dry I used a pokey tool to scratch in some squiggles and swirls before taking my stamp from the Textures set which is scribbled words and stamping it using the Distress ink randomly over the upright. I then took the smallest flower from the Textured Flowers set and stamped that randomly using the Orange Blossom ink pad. I did the same with the little circles element from the same set using the Grape Soda ink pad. I took the Motivational Words stamp set and used the Be Free element to stamp at the top left of the upright using black Stazon, and then took the birds from Lynne's Affirmations and stamped those at the top right using Watering Can to give a more distant look. 

Now time to stamp Beki. I did this using Versafine and then coloured her in using the pencils. I did the same with the small flowers at the bottom of the upright.

Once I was happy I cut all my pieces out ready to place on the tag. Once I knew where she was going to be placed I stamped her directly onto the tag using black Stazon and did the same with the little flowers. I then glued my Picket Fence onto the upright. I stamped the wording onto the upright using the Olive Green Stazon and stamped the word home onto the little die cut post using black Versafine. I glued Beki onto the upright and did the same with the little post and then glued all the little flowers at the bottom. I took the two little butterflies and painted them with the shimmer paints and glued those on too. As I am obsessed with doodling little white dots, I did that using the white Posca pen and then added highlights to Beki and the butterflies also.

I decided at this point that I wanted to add pebbles to the base of the upright rather than leaving green so I took the Dinky Pebbles stencil and the embossing paste and spread it through. I then heated the paste with a heat gun to allow the paste to bubble up. Once this was done I took the PaperArtsy paints and mixed them together until I got the shade of grey that I wanted and then, using a stipple brush, gently pounced the paint onto the embossed stones. I then took a fine paint brush to carefully touch up the sides of the stones where the white still showed. Bit tricky and hard to cover it all but it gives quite a good look I think. Then once all complete just fit the upright to the base. Beki is home. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and see you all again soon.

Bev. x

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  1. You created so many beautiful details, dear Bev, I love your pebbles , so wonderful, --and also the background with flying birds ---I just used the same stamp, for my next Monday piece, lol--- . Beki is beautifully painted and the sweet butterflies too. A summer dream, I could use here, where it is raining a lot today :-) Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  2. *HOME* such a lovely word. I love that house that Beki wears in her hair, taking her home with her where ever she goes. Fab upright Bev, really cheery make. The effect you've created on the pebbles looks super.. HUGS Tracey xx

  3. So much details on this one,looks fab
    Amanda x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Bev. Wonderful details and love how you did the pebbles element which looks fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  5. AMAZING creation Bev, beautiful composition and stunning colouring too, love the pebbles
    Donna xx

  6. Wonderful wonderful design! Beki just pops of the green background and love how you have decorated the upright xx

  7. Finally got here, thank you all so much for your lovely comments. Really appreciate it.
    Much love, Bev. x


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