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.
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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