Thursday 6 August 2015

A baroque pencil holder

Hello and welcome to my final guest designer piece for Tracy over at Noor!UK. I was supposed to GD for 5 posts in July  but Tracy asked me to make a couple of mixed media pieces for her. One was the puzzle piece which you can see here. Today I am using the Baroque card art stencil to made a pencil pot for my beloved garden studio.
Now I chose to use mount board for this but it is easily made with thin card. I just wanted something very strudy. If you use mount board you do need either very strong shears or a craft knife. I have Tim's shears which are brilliant. Trace around the plate and then cut it out. I then sanded the edges smooth.

Next I added tissue tape and then coloured it with acryllic paints which I sprayed on
 Once I was happy with the colours I added some stamping and embossing
 These are my Craft Individuals flower stamps which I pretty and also Visible Images Bronte verse sentiment stamp.
 Some I inked some I embossed with glitter
Next I got out some of the spare inked puzzle pieces from my puzzle project and added some words and doodles

I also inked up a Tim Holtz dragon fly (my newest crafty purchase) and added some crackle.
 I also made some butterflies with my VI stamps and some glitter embossing powder
And finally it was time to put my ideas together.

and here it is in use in my studio
I would like to enter my pencil holder into the following challenges

                                                Country View Crafts summertime
                                                Frilly and Funkie thing with wings
                                                   Artistic stamper anything goes
Fussy and Fancy things with wings
Penny Black and More summer flowers
                                                 Papertake weekly anything goes
                   Simon says stamp work it Wednesdays die cuts my dragonfly is a die cut
                             Stamping sensations anything goes with a stamp and a die
                                  Love to create anything goes mixed media

Thanks for stopping by today and for anyone who would like to enter my bloggerversay giveaway, please remember that it closes 4pm on Sunday. Details are in my sidebar
Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

The products I used are available in Tracy's online shop


  1. Wow, isn't that clever, pretty and very useful! It looks amazing, it's certainly a lovely way to store your pens. :)
    Happy Thursday my friend, we have sunshine one minute, cloudy skies the next, no rain yet, it's a miracle!!
    V x

  2. What a gorgeous transformation to something totally useful. Love the colouring and crackle on the dragonfly. The puzzle pieces add such fun to this pencil holder. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  3. Great to see how this wonderful project came together.
    Julie x

  4. What a neat project and it's so useful! It looks nice in your studio. I think I will go back and admire my studio today. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. an amazing piece of work Jane - and so useful too - this will be with you for years xx

  6. Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful pencil holder!

  7. Gorgeous, how stunning and creative, love it.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Hi Jane, Loved seeing this project step-by -step. Beautiful butterflies.....Fingers are very crossed for your drawing !! 0-:

    Happy Weekend to you and your family,
    Anne D.T. xxx (will catch up on more posts)

  9. A really lovely project, looks fab in your studio

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  10. "Sweet Jane" you are amazing!!! Have a lovely weekend, xoRobin

  11. Beautiful pencil holder Jane! I love the mix of colours you used and the butterflies are stunning, but I think my favourite bit is that freaking amazing dragonfly with the wonderful crackle and the rainbow of colours, LOVE IT!! hugs :)

  12. The workshop looks like it was a lot of fun. It's great to see how different people take the same idea and apply it differently. Beautiful pencil holder!

  13. Jane this is wonderful and I loved seeing how it all came together. Thank you for joining in with our Summertime challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  14. Oh my gosh, Jane! Another amazing creation!! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!!

  15. What a stunning piece, and so useful. Thank you for sharing it with us and joining in with The Artistic Stampers challenge this month.

  16. What a lovely pen holder! You did in such easy steps! I love the cracked dragonfly and those butterflies...they add so much color to this.

  17. Simply stunning and i'm loving the glittery flowers too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  18. Oh so beautiful Jane. Your wings lifted my spirits this morning. Lovely work on the dragonfly!! And you puzzle pieces add the perfect touch to the project. Gorgeous. Congrats on your win over at Frilly and Funkie!!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  19. What a lovely project love the use of jigsaw pieces and all your lovely stamping thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper. Dee x

  20. Rather belatedly Jane as I am only just back from holiday, but wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely work and joining in our stamp and die theme at Stamping Sensations and floral theme at PB&M this month.

    B x

  21. What a fabulous shimmery mixed media creation, Jane - I love the summery colours! Sorry I missed your blogaversary celebrations - there's just been too much going on - belated congrats on a fantastic milestone.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

  22. This is so very cool! How utterly amazing! And the clock you sat it on - oh wow! Congrats on your spotlight at Stamping Sensations - well done!!! :)


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