Thursday, 4 October 2012

Key Hanger Kit


This kit comes with full instructions but here I am showing you how "I did it my way" hehe! 
I used:
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint
Eco Green acrylics
Brilliance inks
Clear Embossing powder
A Crackle Stamp
Crackle Accents
Teensy buttons
Rough string
2xMini Birds
For the backboard:  I painted with the Fresco paints then stamped using a crackle stamp & brilliance ink in white.  I didn't cover the whole stamp in ink as I wanted it to look patchy.  Then I used a large corner flourish stamp and clear embossed it on the top corners.

For the houses:  Before I glued the bases together I painted with Fresco paints & stamped the crackle stamp as before but using complimentary Brilliance ink colours.  The rooves were run through my Big Shot with a script embossing folder then painted with Eco Green Tide Pool acrylic.  I then ran perfect medium over them & embossed with clear powder.  The doors & windows were painted to match the backboard and then had Crackle Accents added, with teensy buttons on the doors.

The birds were used instead of the large scrolls in the pack and were painted to match the houses then crackle accents applied.

To hang I twisted the string into a braid and knotted through the holes.

Now.....we really want to see your take on this project and, if you do, just pop a link in the Linky tool below and you will be entered into a prize draw to win some super Tando goodies with a retail value of no less than £ cool is that!

You don't have to copy exactly but use some of the fabulous techniques you've seen here in your projects.

Just leave a link to your blog or online gallery in the comments box so we can pop over and take a look :o)

We will announce the winners on Monday 15th October so you have plenty of time to complete these.

Pop back tomorrow for more :o)


  1. Fabulous Karen love it! Now I "need" one of these kits wish list is growing and growing lol.


  2. Oh, you used a crackle stamp not crackle paint. Cool. But I do think you are being a bit unfair showing all these gorgeous projects so close together. I want to have a go at a few of these. Don't know where to start or if I will have time. Must focus. Another lovely project. Thanks.

  3. loving your crackle effect Karen...great project x

  4. Superb love what you've done with the kit and colours used look great together x

  5. Great key hanger - I love the tiny button door knobs!

  6. I've made project but got mixed up with times between this and the tray, x

  7. Karen I love this -- I have always had a soft spot in my heart for houses - any kind of houses!!