10 November 2010

Guest Designer for Make It Crafty - 'Make it Move' technique challenge!

Howdy everyone! I've been busting to show you what I have here today but have had to wait for what seems like aaaggeeesss... well, it was only a week or so, lol, but it felt longer!

I am a Guest Designer for Make It Crafty for their "Make it Move" technique challenge which starts today! To play along Zoe sent me her fabby new "Wishing Well" kit. I was lucky enough to get a bit of a sneak peak when Zoe was designing it and had been eagerly anticipating the arival of this package in my mail box.

I decorated my Wishing Well with some Magnolia images (of course), and Zoe designed the Wishing Well exactly the perfect size for Tilda.

If you would like one of these awesome kits for your self - here is the link direct to the kit - Make It Crafty - Wishing Well


Now, I am going to be honest... when the kit arrived I was a little apprehensive...there were a LOT of pieces, lol. And I have to admit, I am a bit of a novice when it comes to assembling kits. So knowing this, I thought I'd be good and actually read the instructions prior to assembling the kit. Much to my relief, all the parts were very clearly labelled and the instuctions very easy to follow.


I normally work in my craft room in peace and quiet when my little boys are having naps... but Jarred (my eldest 2 1/2 years) has recently decided that "naps are for babies" so gone are my quiet afternoons! I really wanted to get started on the project so I ended up assembling my wishing well at the kitchen bench over an old cookie tray with Jarred sitting up next to me chatting along and "helping". It took about two hours to assemble and paint. Not bad hey?


I've added flowers, ribbon, lace and some liquid pearls to decorate with a generous amount of Stickles Diamond and a good spritz of Glimmer Mist. Along with Tilda with Three Flowers, a frog and some little blue birds, all Magnolia. All images are coloured with Copics.

Check out the detail on this! Fantastic hey?
Would I make another one? Oh you bet! I loved it. And - for those of you who enjoy kits that work - the handle cranks and the bucket moves up and down - how impressive is that? LOL, I have to say I was a bit relieved when I'd assembled mine that the bucket actually DID work as it should (despite me attaching the handle back the front... oops).

I painted the wishing well with Distress Crackle Paint in "Picket Fence". This is the BEST stuff for a project like this because you only need to do one coat, plus a few little touch ups, and it dries SUPER fast. I love it! I also love the gorgeous aged finish. I chose to use yellow and blue to decorate for a bit of a change. And I filled the bucket with some gorgeous paper roses.
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38 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled to have you join us this challenge. I couldn't wait to share your amazing creation either!! It's just perfect in every way. BIG squeezes. xxoo

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  2. BRILLIANT!! Wow Kylie, this is stunning! So very creative, I bet it was so much fun to put together. Great work *hugz*

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  3. This project is simply gorgeous. Nothing is missing and especially that the well is the right size for Tilda. Congrat.

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  4. Great work! It's perfect and little bit magic.

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  5. Gorgeous work - love the crackled paint. Jaqui x

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  6. What an amazing creation Kylie - you are so talented and your colouring..... I could just look at it all day - just beautiful. x

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  7. its gorgeous kylie. xxx
    love debbie xx

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  8. Fantastic Colouring and so much detail!! Thanks for going marker mad with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

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  9. AWESOME!! Kylie - this is fabulous! I'm going to have to check that kit out - gorgeous colouring and I love how you put it all together! I sympathise with you... both my boys are over their naps now too.... though I'm going to keep trying - til they're 5! LOL! Have a great day ♥

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  10. Oh wow...this is so fantastic....I think you have everything perfect.

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  11. What an amazing project! Absolutely darling! hugs, Angela

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  12. Ahhhhh! This is AWESOME! And how sweet does she look sitting there?!? Great great great...just awesome (hmmm, I already said that!)! You are so talented!

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  13. Just beautiful! I love all the gorgeous detail. Amazing work.

    Julie

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  14. OMGoodness Kylie this is fantastic!!!!

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  15. Wow that is just the cutest wishing well. I love how you painted the wishing well and the colors on Tilda. Love it!! Hugs, Teresa E.

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  16. Wow Kylie - this is fabulous.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  17. WOW!! I think this wishing well is super!! I love the crackle paint you put on it makes it look antique. Tilda is wonderful coloured as are the birds and frog. This is just TOO CUTE. Love it :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  18. Oh..my..!! Gorgeous!!!
    Love the crackle paint!
    Beautiful work!
    ♥♥♥
    Hugs Anne

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  19. Oh WOW Kylie this is amazing.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

    Maggie

    xx

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  21. Drooooooooool!!!!

    This is just totally amazing - words fail me - and you know how hard THAT is to do - LOL

    xXx

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  22. OMG Kylie, I'm with Debbie. Words fail me. This is absolutely amazing. Stuning work gorgeous girl. Hugs xo Jackie

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  23. Hi, I'm amazed at all your creations. Very intricate and beautiful to the smallest detail. Great work!

    hugs, iulia

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  24. This is so neat, what an awesome project!
    Hugs, Christine

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  25. Oh what a superb project. I love all the crackle paint on the parts and your little vinette around the wishing well is delightful. I saw this over at Zoe's place and decided it was too hard for me! You've done a wonderful job with the kit! Bravo!

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  26. oh my gosh its so sweet.
    greetz sevi

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  27. It looks do precious and this creation makes a stunning display. Truly a sweet project you did Kylie. Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  28. So gorgeous! I want one, no, two - no, three - well, you get the idea.
    Sue S.

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  29. This is beyond cute.....it is totally PRECIOUS!!!!
    This is such a stunning creation and such a beautifully colored Tilda! Wonderful details....love it all!!!

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  30. Wowie! Love it! The wishing well is darling & you did a great job assembling it & crackling it too. Looks great!
    And little Tilda looks adorable. Your coloring is beautiful. Love the little froggie too. So cute!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  31. wow Kylie what a stunning creation...beautifully made...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

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  32. What a cool project! I know what you mean about instructions. LOL! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT. :)

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  33. Omg Kylie! This is a fabulous project and rocked it! Awesome share! You inspire me.

    Blessings,
    Leslie Avila

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  34. Not a all what I expected this is so darn cute!!! You did a amazing job with that kit love all your details.

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  35. This is amazing! I've been putting my project off but hope to get it finished for next week. ;D I love the crackled paint!!

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  36. Kylie - your art work is amazing!
    Sandy

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