Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Altered Wooden Thermometer

Hi Crafters,

How are we all today? Good I hope and managing to get plenty of crafting done?

I have something different to share with you today...it's not a card this time.

I've been altering this wooden thermometer that I've had in my stash for quite a while as a gift for a friend and as she's received it now then I can share.

It's meant to hang on the wall but I had to prop it up for the photo here so the lace trim should be hanging down and not flat on the table.

I painted it first with acrylic paint and then covered most of that up :/ with wood grain paper. Then I stamped a 'Kanban' rose stamp and adhered lots of 'Wild Orchid Craft' flowers and leaves along one side. I used this gorgeous Guipure lace along the roof line with the marvellous dark brown tassel trimming on top and then a layer of pearl lace trim from 'The Ribbon Girl'. I then repeated this layering along the bottom too. It was created to match the recipients colours and d├ęcor in their room.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #25 ATG
Country View Crafts - Add Some Texture

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments recently, they are so uplifting and encouraging, thank you.



brenda said...

This is so very pretty Lorraine and the soft neutral colours work so well on the design. I am sure your friend will adore it, anyone would love to receive it as a gift.

B x

Jo said...

Wow, gorgeous make Lorraine....the lace is fab & those flowers just beautiful!
hugs Jo x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so beautiful, what a fabulous idea, love it

dutchess said...

Stunning Lorraine...just love the stamping and all the embellishments ...a real keeper piece I am surprised you could part without! X

meg said...

Fantastic make Lorraine,the stamping and embellishments are stunning your friend will love this

Diane said...

Woweeeee Lorraine, just gorgeous !! How clever of you sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Diane said...

Woweeeee Lorraine, just gorgeous !! How clever of you sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

aussie aNNie said...

oh wow this is soooo gorgeous....wish I was the friend receiving this, a real treasure to treasure....love the lace too and can picture it just hanging softly.,.just beautiful.xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Marjeta said...

Interesting and useful creation. Super idea.

LP, Marjeta

AJ Bodine said...

I love this! It's been a long time since I've worked on a project something like this, I used to do a lot of toll painting way back in the day. I'm feeling like breaking out the paints and supplies after seeing the neat way you've embellished this gift!

Karen said...

Wow, this is exceptionally beautiful! What a clever project and so gorgeously executed. Every trim, flower, and detail is stunning. She will treasure this always. :o) Thank you for the inspiration, Lorraine! Have a lovely day.

Hugs and blessings,

Erika said...

What a beautiful handmade gift Lorraine, I love the floral arrangement. Mmmm nice lace too.
Hugs and happy crafting. Erika. x

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is a genius creation! Gorgeous design and you have put everything together so thoughtfully and perfectly...your friend must have been thrilled.

Jacee said...

How lovely Lorraine, what a great idea and you have done a fab job with it too, I bet your friend loved it.
Hugs Jacee
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cuilliesocks said...

OMG! Love this beautiful make Lorraine, what a wonderful gift for your friend. Gorgeous lace and flowers too, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, so beautifully embellished - such a fabulous idea.

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
my this is a stunning work of art.
Gorgeous designing, and the recipient must have been so thrilled with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol S. said...

Love the background and the flowers are gorgeous. Very pretty design and I bet she will treasure it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

rachel said...

this is sooo pretty - i love it lorraine - gorgeous xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a transformation Lorraine it is so beautiful, love the papers and all the gorgeous lace and embellishments a truly wonderful project.
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous project Lorraine, I love the soft colours and pretty flowers
Lorraine x

Gina Knott said...

Oh WOW this is fabulous!! Love the colour tones and lovely design. I bet your friend loves it.
Gina xx

Carol said...

You've done a wonderful job of it Lorraine, what a gorgeous gift. Carol x

Sandy How said...

Fabulous altered project, love the lace and gorgeous floral embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart Challenges and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy

crafty-stamper said...

Really beautiful altered project love the stamped image,beautiful lace and all the flowers
Carol x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx