The Owl and the Pussycat by Samantha Read


Hello, I'd like to share with you today my first attempt at decorating one of the That's Crafty! MDF Uprights. I am being completely unbiased when I type that I was SO impressed with this product, it is superb quality and amazing value for money - they're huge! Not forgetting they are great fun.

What I did

I started by adding a little texture by applying sand texture paste through a rainbow stencil and then applying a couple of coats of gesso and painting using my desired colours. I stamped the flowers directly on to the painted surface and coloured using watercolours. I stamped the owl, cat and fish on to white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils. The waves were stamped using a Salty Ocean ink pad. I drew the boat and used crackle glaze to get the effect I wanted for an old pea green boat. The flowers, mushrooms and two small moons are from grey board sheets, I gave them a couple of coats of gesso before painting as I did the Wycinanka heart and arrow embellishments. The stars are silver mirri cardstock with glossy accents for extra shine and I made the big moon by using a large moon stamp and some wet paper towel. Finishing touches are Stickles to make the water sparkle, sticky gems and some tiny star sequins and a little text to the boat and front of the base. Also Posca paint pens for tiny details.

I have fallen in love with dimension of the upright surface and I've not fixed the upright to the base as yet so I can keep removing it and adding bits... will it ever be truly finished lol.

What I used

That's Crafty! MDF Uprights - Splat
That's Crafty! White Gesso
AALL and Create Stencil - #33
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints ( I used most of them!)
AB Studio TandiArt Stamp Set ID41
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - The Freddy and Friends Collection
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Hand Carved Backgrounds
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Flowers Collection Set 2
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - ATCoins Set 11
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - The Poppy and Daisy Collection
That's Crafty! Sand Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Greyboard Sheet - Toadstools
That's Crafty! Greyboard Sheet - Moon and Stars
That's Crafty! Greyboard Sheet - Small butterflies and dragonflies
That's Crafty! Greyboard Sheet - Small funky flowers 2
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Salty Ocean
Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy -  Clipping Stickers
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 
Wycinanka Chipboard - Hearts
Wycinanka Chipboard - Arrow Circles
That's Crafty! Crackle Glaze

(From my stash; Marth Stewart Pea Shoot acrylic paint, Sizzix Swirling Stars Die, sticky gems, moon stamp, watercolours, Prismacolour pencils, Posca paint pens and tiny star sequins).

I do hope you like it, thanks so much for looking.
Wishing you a lovely, creative day, Sam xx

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  1. Super cute, love this Samantha πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’–

  2. A totally amazing piece of artwork Sam. Stunning detail and colours and you've really brought the quirky tale to life here.
    Fliss xx

  3. A fantastic creation with a wonderful sense of colour, cuteness and co-ordination. It tells a story and grabs the heart. Wonderful work Sam. Ray. xx

  4. aw this is delightful, Sam . Wonderful use of colour, detail and a grat showcasing of the products used . x


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