Ivory Moon

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Hello everyone .... It will soon be one of my favourite times of year .... HALLOWEEN .... I LOVE decorating my house inside and out , I LOVE all the kids dressed up and coming Trick or Treating .... I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING about it ...

Any way onto my latest Halloween Design Team make for Fernli Designs 

This year I wanted to do a banner for my wall as last year I made the little Halloween Scene which was MEGA FUN. 
I obviously started with the banner plaques
Then primed them with black Gesso ... I always find that if I don't do this and just put glue straight onto the wood then apply the paper that the glue seems to show through the paper ....

once painted and decorated with paper I made the paper rosettes and chose all the embellishments I wanted on the banner .. 

Witches Hat and the Broom Stick are both Fernli embellishments  ... The paper collection is 'Chillingworth Manor'  The letters are cut from grunge board.

The Lamp post is an embelishment from Fernli Designs

And I used another Broom Stick for the last plaque ...   I wish I had seen the 'Spell Book'  
collection as these would look AWESOME on any Halloween Themed project ... 

Don't forget that Fernli Designs  are having a great Halloween competition on their Facebook page   You have until the 10th October to enter ...  ALL the details about the challenge/ competition on their facebook page in the EVENTS section .... PLEASE join in the fun everyone has a chance of winning some FANTASTIC Fernli Designs wood pieces ...  

Thanks for stopping by 


Monday, February 02, 2015


Hello again 

Here is my Design Team make for Fernli Designs   

I wanted to make something I could keep up to display my granddaughters art 

I used the large Artist Palette which is only £0.95p 

What a bargain !!!!     I painted it with white gesso first then used the Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk paint ... then used a splodge stamp I have with a variety of different colour inks and the butterfly stamp is from Visible Image and is called Butterfly Inkognito ... I LOVE this stamp ....  I also used some alphabet letters  and at only 10p each are perfect for making ANY project personal .......  the last thing to do was to decorate 2 pegs and glue them onto the palette and add some bling .

Here is a link to my YOUTUBE video  ...

I would love to know what you think 

Thanks for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Friday, January 23, 2015


Hi Everyone,   Here is my Design Team make for the month of January .... I have used 4 of the little matchboxes , and 3 of the Iron fences

 To glue the boxes together I used Collalls Tacky Glue

 I used Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint  to paint the Iron Fences
  Here is the Link to my youtube video .

Many thanks for stopping by ..... Please leave a comment letting me know what you think or with any questions you may have

Tina xxx

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Hi again ....

Here is the 2nd of the 3D/scene cards that I was asked to make by my cousin Jacquie for her daughter Bobbi.

The majority of this is made from cardboard and paper ....  The wooden chest is just a cheap one from The Range. The spider is one a friend sent me (yuk yuk yuk things ... and yes Deborah Hemsworth i still remember it terrifying me after you just placed it between the stuff you sent me LOL )
The bookcase is also made from cardboard and painted with acrylic paint.. the jars, potion bottles and crystal ball are all beads ... the skull is from a plastic garland of  skeletons from the £ shop which I got just before Halloween.

The brick texture on the walls and chimney have been made using a stencil and some All purpose polyfiller, painted grey and dry brushed with black paint.
The books which are all around the room are made from paper, some card and the metals are from a friend of mine who was selling some of her stash off and they have been rubbed over using Treasure Gold metallic paste.  The cauldron is the cap from a spray can and I glued some string around the top for some detail .... painted black then highlighted with Silver metallic paste ... In the cauldron is some sheer fabric that is blue and green and I wanted it to look like bubbling liquid ... the bones sticking out are the rest of the Skeleton I used.

The broom stick is a clock hand from Fernli Designs   i used quite a few of the different clock hands that Fernli has for sale as i wanted the broom handles to be really fancy and I also used them for the wands and a wall decoration on the fire chimney wall ...  The ink bottle is again some beads and the feather pen is a feather I saved from my bird.  the pen holder is a tiny cotton reel painted silver .  The parchment is some paper I tea and coffee dyed and crumpled up and then inked using Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. 
The Shelf is again card with a coffee stirrer stick stuck to the front ... The candles are Hot glue sticks cut to size and hot glue dripped down the sides.. I put a small piece of metal wire into the top and dipped it in black paint to give the effect of the wick being burnt .. the circle is from Fernli Designs.  The bottle is one i had got with some seed beads in it and I put in some Fairy Washing Up Liquid and printed out a table saying LIQUID FROG. The books are again made from card and filled with 3D foam for thickness.
The shelf on the chimney wall are from Fernli Designs and are the INCH squares  you can get alter ... The stool is made from a cotton reel and another wood circle from Fernli Designs ... the small table is card and lolly sticks.  

The hat stand is made from wire then covered in paper and painted to look like wood and it is fixed into a larger cotton reel .. the witches hats are made from felt ... I though our witch would have a nice red one with some bling on it for when she goes somewhere special or a party ...

The scissors on the wall are hung on the tip of one of the Clock hands from Fernli Designs, and the black ornament on the wall is also a clock hand,  the scrolls on top of the shelf are just more of the tea and coffee dyed paper I made and tied with a small piece of twine 
the wand box is again made from card and is filled with some scrolls and lots of wood wands ... a few are twigs and the others are parts of the wood clock hands from Fernli designs 

I made the display box from some A3 card I had and gave it Acetate windows so it can be seen from the front, the right side and from above..   I used some Black and Gold Washi tape to decorate it and made the banner using a Stampin' Up punch and spelled out bobbi's name . 

This ha to be my favourite one i have ever made and the Fernli Designs wooden bits are perfect form projects like this ... I was meant to put some of the wooden Halloween embellishments on the front of the box but i completely forgot :(      

Many thanks for stopping by ... I would love to know what you think xxxx

Tina xxx

Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone ..... I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year ..... I got to spend it will my family ... sadly not all at the same time but spread out over the 2 weeks so it was a busy time but loads of fun ....

Around November some time i was asked by my cousin to make her one of my 3D cards for her Fiance for Christmas ..... We chatted about the things he likes and it was decided I would make a miniature of his Studio and include some of his favourite things (such as a Gibson SG and a VOX amp.

Here is how it turned out ...

I made everything using 2mm Chipboard, lolly sticks and the tiny toys (which my cousin asked me to scatter around his studio .... they have not long had a baby called Finn who is totally gorgeous ) are small charms I had in my stash ....  I also added a photo of Finn in a frame and put it on the wall but that was after I took all the photos ...

The display box was made from card and acetate windows and I put a banner across the front which can be taken off if they wish .... I also stuck a 'Merry Christmas' plaque onto the lid of the box and the lid can be turned around so it is not seen all the time.    I had loads of fun making it and was VERY happy to hear that Ste was thrilled to bits with it .

Many thanks for taking the time to stop by ... I would love to know what you think 

Tina xxx 

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