Hey, welcome to another post, which means its another day gone by. How are you finding things at the moment? I hope you are all ok. Today I thought I would show you a little lighthouse that I made a while ago.
My fur babies
But first, have you got pets? Are they funny and cute? Are they naughty? I don’t know if you know, but I have two gorgeous French Bulldogs. They are very much my babies, and bring lots of amusement to this house.
Recently one of them had a birthday, so there were some new toys – and believe you me they love a squeaky ball – and are finally learning that if they bring it back it can be thrown again. Here they both are with the balls.
They sure love to keep squeaking the balls, and I have had to take them away in the evening, otherwise they don’t settle down. I would love to see your babies in the comments below.
When I saw the 2019/20 annual catalogue and looked at the designer series papers I just knew what I wanted to do with the Sailing Home Suite. It just screamed 3D lighthouse in my head.
Now, in my head this seemed awfully simple. You know, cut that, glue there, add this ……. but in reality turning the paper into the correct shape for a lighthouse took trial and error. I made three prototypes, before coming up with the one I eventually taught as a class. I showed one of my friends each of the prototypes and got honest feedback and lots of laughter at the first two attempts.
Greyboard on the outside – but what is inside?
The entire substructure of this lighthouse is made using greyboard. This helps to give strength and ridgidity to the project. The inside and outside are both decorated as both will be seen. But, more importantly, can you guess what this lighthouse holds?
Toilet Rolls, yes thats right, 3 standard uk size toilet rolls. And there is space in the top to store other things you might have in your bathroom. Once the substructure was cut and glued, it was time to decorate the lighthouse. I used the designer Series papers from the Come Sail Away Suite – as well as the co-ordinating stamp set and dies.
Focusing the colours around those contained in the designer series paper and added texture using embossing folders. The windows are created using dies and silver foil sheets.
The lights in the top of the lighthouse are created using sponging on whisper white and window sheet. The window sheet is embossed using the tufted embossing folder.
Accenting the blues and greens is Real Red, this adds a touch of brightness to the project. It of course is perfect for the H on the helipad. Yes the lighthouse even has a helipad.
I love this project and hope you do too. There is a full colour pdf tutorial available for this project. The cost is £10. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
May Coffee and Card in Your Home
Under My Umbrella
I will be placing my orders for this class tomorrow and again on the 5th May 2020. If you would like to get this kit mailed to your home. Everything you need to create 10 cards, complete with 10 envelopes. All you need is to add ink and glue and a few embelishments (optional).
The kits include all instructions (full colour) and also videos. The cost is £30 or £47 if you choose to also add the punch.
Coffee and Card in Your Home also has a dedicated FB page which you can also join. Everyone shares their card makes. Its great to be able to share and communicate. If you would like to have Coffee and Card in your home more details are on my page – Click this link