Thursday, August 6, 2020


Hello everyone..

I'm off the couch and every muscle I own and a few more which were not there the other but are there now, hurt..I did too much..but hopefully when I'm finished it will even up the space..then I can go up to the beach and gets some stones to finish..talking of the beach, brings me to my nautical project today..

My mixed media Anchor

So I purchased these MDF board shapes online and [ like the Seahorse] changed then up a bit..after adding modelling paste as my glue then covered all of this Anchor with these stones..

Making sure every inch of it was covered and pressed it down firmly...

Then sprinkled on brown glitter to fill the tiny gaps and plus.. I love a good sparkle..

Then painted it all black..bye bye glitter..

Oh, there is some still poking through..

Time to spray..this is fast and so satisfying.. instant colour and happiness..

I had already sorted my embellishments out...

   Tied the ribbons and twine through the top..


Added my adorable turtle that I actually bought at the local book shop..along with baby blue pearls shells and flowers..

This shows the colours of the stones after spraying....

And here is the end result..what fun this was to make and cannot wait to do another, but first I need to try slimline cards so they will be popping up soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by..


Challenges to enter..

Sisterhood of Crafters  [Ocean/Beachy]


Margreet said...

Such a stunning project, Chrissy. Wonderful!
Good luck with your stiffness!
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

Its stunning and what a fab idea Chrissy.xx

Chris said...

Oh, your poor aching body- will be worth it when the garden is finished (and you've forgotten about the aches!)
Your mixed media anchor looks wonderful- great photos to show how you transformed the lowly mdf into a work of art.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant Chrissy love those stones you covered it with and the beautiful rich jewel colours you sprayed-brilliant!!!
Carol x

Doreen said...

Wow what a gorgeous work of art,love it....Hope the aches and pains get better

Pop's Cards said...

Wow this is utterly amazing I love how you have done this, amazing art work, hugs Pops x

CraftinGranny said...

Amazing project Chrissy! I love what you've done. Venturing into mixed media is something I've avoided so far but your projects are overwhelming and so nice to see. It looks like fun and you do such a great job.
Hugs, Carol

Claire said...

Wow what a creation
ClaireMrs H's Crafty Corner

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely brillaitn my friend! I love the stones and that you've added the glitter to fill in the left over cracks! Yes, the paint somewhat dulls that sparkle, but you can always add it back in too! :) I see you've used the Dulusions sprays for the color, but did you seal this project when you finished it? If so, did it affect the coloring? I love this! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS

KarinsArtScrap said...

fab idea and it is very beautiful Chrissy
Gr Karin

pinky said...

Oh wow (I seem to start most of my comments with that for your makes Chrissy) but this is amazing! I love seeing your steps. I thought you had used coffee beans though lol

aussie aNNie said...

Creativity with brilliant anchor design and use of fantastic goodies, love this. xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous design Chrissy, love your Anything Ocean/Beachy theme and technique. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge. .good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

Words and Pictures said...

Ooh, fabulous - so much amazing texture - that stony gravel is amazing with that shimmering colour and I love the embellishing.
Alison x

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Chrissy . Well your crafting with mixed media talent is on fire with this project It would look fabulous as a wall hanger .Love your step by step photos too . great work
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful & awesome home decorating project! Thanks for all the details! WELL DONE!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Pia S said...

I love to see how these projects of yours come to, with photos from start to finish. I think the brown stones were beautiful as they were. But seeing them covered up in black and with sprays, they are even more beautiful. Gorgeous end result.

Debbie Mageed said...

This is such wonderful home decor! You are so creative! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.