Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Beach Hut Fun

Hi Everyone,

I have been a very bad blogger lately, so sorry for that but you know how it goes, sunny days drag you away from the desk and before you know it a month has passed and nothing has been created.

Last weekend  put an end to all that when I was lucky enough to attend a workshop at Country View Crafts HQ with the fabulous Brenda.  I had a fabulous day and just look at these beauties we created

The bunting, driftwood  and shells were added once I got home and worked on the piece a bit more, but we managed to finish the main body of the project on the day.
 Brenda's weathered wood technique is quite amazing, look at how realistic it looks on the close up, we even mad the nails look like they are rusting.

The reverse was just as much fun to do as the front using DecoArt crackle  paint mixed with acrylic.

We were given plenty of wooden craft parts to alter, again I added a few extra sea related items, fortunately living near the seaside now I don't have far to go to collect them.

A puddle of glossy accents and a scatter of micro beads gave my little boat a sea to sail on.

I love this little crab, he looks like he is doing a dance on the beach, i'm not sure about my lighthouse though, it looks a bit like a muffin with a cherry on the top the way I have painted it :)

More pictures of the day can be found on the CVC Project Blog Link.  If you every get a chance to attend one of Brenda's workshops, you will not be disappointed.   I am so looking forward to my next meeting with Brenda in November on the Ministry of Mixology retreat.

I bid you farewell for now, but I will be back later in the week to show you what I go up to at the last Tando workshop I attended last month.
Mo x


  1. Lucky you getting to Brenda's workshop. I'd have loved to have gone to this class. Your beach huts look perfectly weathered and I bet look great on display.
    Julie x

  2. oh so lovely to see you here in blogland Mo - and what a wonderful make and oh so perfect for you! The crackle and rusting are beautiful - I am looking forward to Brendas workshop even more now!! Big hugs lovely lady! rachel x

  3. Love what you did Mo, the fronts with the aged paint look a-maz-ing! I love the little elements you added and your lighthouse looks great to me, not like a muffin at all! The shells are a brilliant addition and I just love the bunting too! What a great class! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. I would love to attend one of Brenda's classes - I'm sure everyone had a fantastic time. These huts are brilliant and fabulously textured and embellished. Now, where is the sun?? Nicola x

  5. Once again a triumph, the detailing is amazing and the rusty nails really finish it off xx

  6. Scrumptious weathered crackle to make those beach huts look so realistic. Looks like another brilliant day of inspiration from the wonderful Brenda.
    Alison x