Hello blogger friends!! Hope you are having a good Sunday. I am having a relaxing day after a great Saturday filled with friends and new crafty things. I am learning a little about the art of needle felting. It's quite relaxing although you need to stretch your hands and arms after a while LOL!! Soon I will be posting a new project featuring something made with this new art I am learning.
For today I have to share a cute gazebo I finished this past week. The file is from A Little Hut. It reminds me of the gazebo at my parent's home and it brings a lot of good memories about my dad and all the good and cherished times we spent with him there.
I cut the gazebo in Kraft paper and spent a lot of time stamping a wood grain pattern, then running all the pieces through the Big Shot to emboss a wood grain texture and then sponging each piece a lot with Walnut Stain distress Ink. I have to tell you all this process took more time that to actually assemble the gazebo but it was worth every minute ;). It main seem difficult to put it all together but it's not.
Here is the work in progress:
After I assempled the piece, I noticed that the columns were a little fragile. To correct this I stained a bamboo skewer with walnut stain ink and created some columns to reinforce the structure. I love the look they gave to the gazebo interior and this idea worked perfectly. The gazebo is very sturdy and it will survive for a long time as part of my home decoration.
After it was finished I decided it needed some grass and flowers, you know how I love colors!! So I used two of the freebies A Little Hut shared recently with us. They can be found now under the single images section. I had to purchase the bike since I missed a lot of the freebies, but it was worth it.
I love how the ceiling looks, don't you think it looks like real wood?
And finally, here is my gazebo in all of his glory:
Hope you liked it and get motivated to make one ;) I had a great time making it and will definitively will be making more, I have a few gifts to make ;)
This is all for today, but here is a sneak peek of what I am currently working
Thanks for the visit and see you soon!!!