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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Décopatch - Chest of Drawers

Yes even more décopatching! Got to work on my little chest of drawers yesterday. Not brave enough to use my different papers for a patchwork effect so just did the base in a green crackle and the drawer fronts in the patterned paper I'd used yesterday for my cat.

The décopatch site showed the chest up the other way but I thought the drawers ought to sit on a solid surface and not in a space, so turned it the other way. This made the bottom drawer too close to the surface so I glued some ceramic beads on the bottom to lift the base as the bottom drawer was catching on my craft mat.

Also, my bottom drawer was a bit wonky, so I sprayed it with water and sat my Cuttlebug on it as it dried, which seemed to do the trick. It is just the right size to store 2 ATCs side by side. Jolly useful as I needed to make a set for the WOYWW 4th Anniversary and I even used up all the left over pieces of the papers for one of the backgrounds.

Here are my drawers and cat together - aww.


Anne said...

Love the drawers BJ and they look great with 'cat' alongside. Anne x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Love your chest of drawers! And aren't you clever to use your Cuttlebug as a weighing down device! tee hee


Dawn said...

Ooh your drawers are gorgeous BJ, beautiful job my lovely. I think serendipity is the word for the atc's fitting in them so perfectly, how wonderful.
Huge hugs x

Spyder said...

These are great, fabulous! You've given me ideas of something I could do with my paper oozy stuff! (Lyn)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah do love the wee chest of drawers what fun! great creative space today! and atc's look fab too... love the spoon too.
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37