Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 12

Hello All,

Its Digi Chooseday again, and as always the challenge is Anything Goes ...

I'm very excited to share my make with you this week .... I have been pinning lots of gorgeous Altered Art on pinterest, including lots of altered paintbrushes, so when the team were asked to make anything but a card I was given the push I needed to stop pinning & start creating.

One of my most favourite things Nikky has come up with, is stamp soup. I LOVE it !!!! this time though there has been no stamping but I have used loads of elements from the Little Kingdom selection which you can find here

So I bought a cheap paintbrush & covered with lots of Gesso. On the handle of the brush, I glued on some papers from the little kingdom ... & then knocked it back again with a bit of gesso ... I then added a bit of dimension, using some textured paste and some of the lindy stamp gang mica powders.

I then painted the bristles with some Dylusion pink paint, and I added a little extra detail using some blue distress crayons. Once I got the base prepared with lots of layers. I started to decorate. I added the lace and pom poms. I cut out loads of flowers, leaves, little houses, trees & butterflies. & arranged to my hearts content.

The gorgeous flowers Nikky created, had lovely swirls with little hearts dangling from them, however my fussy cutting is just not that good!! so I added them back in by twisting a little floral wire & glued the little hearts onto the wire & glued to back of flower, so it still maintained the lovely look that Nikky had created. & then I added some final details with some little dew drops.

I hope you like the results.

Please do join us over at Digi Chooseday, so we can be inspired by your gorgeous make. Also please do pop over to the blog and grab the fabulous discount code so you can maybe treat yourself to some goodies & also be inspired by the fabulous makes from the whole team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Momments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/ Touch of pink
Alphabet - Anything goes with wings ( butterflies )
Allsorts - Anything but a card
Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs


  1. Wow! What a fabulous idea and such a pretty result! Did you use any snippets? 😆


    Di xx

  2. This is so pretty and well done to getting to grips with mixed media, it's a perfect creation for our 'Anything but a Card" theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. LOVE it Jules, absolutely gorgeous. Great added flowers and all goodies....great job.xx ♥[aNNie]

  4. Jules forgot to mention in my comment I think your idea of using the paint brush is very inspiring.xx ♥[aNNie]

  5. Wow, this is so creative. I would have never guessed that was a paintbrush until you mentioned it. It is wonderful.Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  6. So, so cool! I never would have thought of altering a paintbrush! Great idea!! ~Katrina

  7. Wow, this is so imaginative and looks beautiful x

  8. Wow Juls its absolutely stunning, who would have thought a paintbrush could look so good!

  9. Fabulous paintbrush creation. Looks Great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  10. Oh wow this is just fabulous Juls.Really the pretty colours and so many stunning details ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. Oh Julia your basket project is so so beautiful I love it. Big hugs Andrea

  12. A beautiful creation displayed and a gorgeous colour combo for our challenge this time at ALLSORTS challenge for the theme, "ANYTHING BUT A CARD", hope to see you again. ♥[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  13. Gorgeous treat basket,love the bright and cheerful colors...hugs Željka

  14. This is beautiful Julia, so many fabulous details.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  15. wow wow wow. Love your mixed media paintbrushe. So gorgeous
    Hugs Hester

  16. This is fabulous Julia and a really unusual thing to alter. Love the colours you have used too. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  17. Wow! This is so super cute!!! Love the altered paintbrush and all the flowers! You really did a great job on this project!
    Hugs, Dena

  18. Another gorgeous paint brush! Those flowers look fabulous.❤️

  19. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  20. stunning project.. thanks for joining Brown sugar challenge - Afreen (DT- BSCB)

  21. Oh wow! What a way to transform a paintbrush.
    Simply stunning.

  22. This blows my mind that this was a paintbrush. It's just, wowsers. Proper wowsers. Yvonne x

  23. I've never seen a brush looking so lovely , gorgeous floral creation .
    jane x

  24. Brilliant decorated paintbrush----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  25. Such a unique project, Well Done.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angela DT for

  26. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT