Thursday 14 May 2015

Live, Love, Laugh

Hellooooooo everyone, Vicky here today to share something I made for my daughter's new bathroom when its finished.
I have to say I enjoyed doing this soooooooo darn much & although it took me quite a few hours & I didnt get finished until nearly midnight last night.......well I'm actually pleased with it. Let me tell you this doesn't happen often.

Ok so I've been playing with the new MDF Beach Huts & as Natalie's bathroom is gonna be shabby chic theme, I've made the huts shabby chic.
Lots of pics I'm afraid, it does look better in real life but at midnight its hard to get good photo's.
You get a set of 3 huts, an anchor & the base for it all to sit on. Of course there are different ways of using this set as my uber talented teamies will be showing you. Also the lovely Bev showed you a different way earlier in the week.
I tried something different with mine, well different for me anyway lol.

Ok so the base & the anchor I painted with Black Gesso first as I wanted a slightly different tone to these.
All the huts I painted with white gesso.
I then used the new Mask Art A5 Grunge & some structure paste & did a random pattern on top of the black. I should have took pics but I forgot :-( Once the structure paste was dry I then went over it using a watered down gesso & different brushes.
I've gone over parts with Perfect Pearls adding touches of lilac here & there.
The 'Relax' wording is from the Grey Board Art Maritime Text English & Dutch set & I painted it with white gesso.
The 'Lifebuoy' is from the die set & I inked it with Milled Lavender & added bakers twine around 2 sides.

As you can see the base I did the same as the Anchor, I just wanted these to look different to the huts.
The shape at the bottom of the hut here is a 'Sandcastle' from the new Paper Art A5 Holiday set & I heat embossed it with shabby pink fran-tage.
I stamped a small sentiment on each hut using the 'There Are No Little Dreams' stamp set. Each little sentiment is to do with each word I've put at the top of each hut.
At the top of this one I wrote 'Laugh' using the new Stencil Art A4 Alphabet 3..........LOVE THIS!!!! Its awesome & will be getting a lot of use ;-) Added touches of lilac using a glitter pen then wiping it away to leave smudges here & there.
Seagulls from a die set, links below post.

At the top of this hut I wrote 'Love' & the sentiment is again from the same stamp set. 
I decorated the hut by using the Mask Art A6 Clouds, the clouds I used structure paste adding texture & the rest I used different shades of perfect pearls to create the blue sky.
I tied string around a small part & attached a small charm, I also added a bark star.......adding gesso here & there.
On this hut I wrote 'Live' & again stamped a small sentiment again. So all the huts read one of my favourite sayings 'Live, Love, Laugh'.
On the first & last hut I used the Mask Art A5 Bricks & used structure paste to place bricks up each side of the hut. I then used the Mask Art A6 Clouds again using white gesso for the clouds & a range of perfect pearls for the sky. In real life it shimmers where the perfect pearls are but I couldnt capture that on photo :-(

I really am happy with the way this has turned out, infact when my youngest son saw it in the kitchen when I had finished........he said 'WOW'....... I took this as a good thing lol. Wish the photo's showed it properly but never mind.

Why not pop yourself along to Tracy's shop here & check out all the new items she has got in & getting in. Dont forget even if it says out of stock you can still place the order or get in touch with Tracy......... So grab yourself a cuppa & pop along & fill that basket ;-)

The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:


  1. Wow Vicky, I know Natalie is going to love it but I do too. Simply stunning, love all the texture and colours and and I know what you mean, these MDF projects are so much fun. Love, love, Love it :)

  2. Amazing work. Soo beautiful and well made. She´ll be thrilled with these, that´s for sure.

  3. Totally epic hunnie. I love all the elements and the different tones from the gesso is genus x

  4. Looks fantastic! Creative Blessings, Tracy x