Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happiness is…

Happiness is Jennifer Toussaint’s pretty picket fence wall hanging!  So bright and cheery, it definitely makes me feel happy when I see it.  Happiness

Jennifer found most of her materials in her craft stash – I bet you probably have most of them already (or something similar)  too!


Micro beads from Pennywise Arts in stream, lettuce, gold and iridescent colors.

Wooden picket fence with 2 flowers pre-attached

2 chipboard butterflies

2 large pop dots

12 inches gingham ribbon in blue and white

Happiness or other sentiment stamp

Cardstock scraps in white, pink and green

Opaque glitter

Acrylic paints in lavender, light blue, pink, yellow, white and light green

Crackle effect liquid

2 small gemstones for butterflies and one large gemstone for flower center

Stickles purple glitter glue


Paint picket fence with white paint. Let dry and then cover in crackle finish. Paint flowers with pink and blue and then the stems and leaves with green. Cover flowers in coordinating micro beads in stream, lettuce, bubble and gold. Place yellow gem stone in middle of blue flower with crystal effects. Stamp phrase onto white cardstock. Trim around word or phrase. Back this white piece with pink cardstock and then green and white scrapping paper. Adhere to fence with adhesive tape. Cover butterfly chipboard pieces in lavender acrylic paint. Let dry and then cover in opaque glitter. Draw a line with Stickles purple glitter glue down the middle for the body. Then adhere small gemstones for the head of the butterfly. Attach with pop dots. Thread ribbon through holes for hanging.