Monday, 3 October 2016


Hello friends...
Hope you are all good!
Today I wanted to share with you this recent make...
It absolutely threw it down with pouring rain on Saturday, which meant it was a cozy, don't even think about stepping out side, hog the radiator sort of a thats exactly what I did.
I sat at my desk, hogged that radiator and created just for me....
This turned out to be a real mash up of some of my favourite products thrown together....
heres what I created...
I always love to use lots of layers 
This make has loads! 
I started by using a layer of gesso through the stencil, 
when it was dry I painted lots of layers of paint  
I used crackle paint for the inside of the pocket watch and filled it with a heart. 
The bolts were inspired by Andy skinner, I really love that rust effect...Im addicted!!
         I also added some infusions ( be warned you only need a tiny amount)
To finish I mounted the card onto one of my vintage books.

I really got lost in the process of putting this one together
Creating art just for me is so good for the soul.... 

I think this one is a keeper!

feel free to leave a comment I appreciate each and every one xx

Have yourselves a great week...


Products used....

Decoart fluid acylics, gesso, crackle paint and antiquing cream
Tim Holtz stencil-TMS054 distress glaze, distress ink 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology pocket watch frame, big chat words 
Andy Skinner Industrial Elements -bolts and washers by Tando creative
Old vintage book 


  1. Gorgeous Kaz, I adore lots of layers in a design and this has them by the bucket load. Fantastic piece, very eye catching and right up my street. Tracy x

  2. This is such a wonderful project kaz. Very inspiring xx

  3. Kaz tell me about the bolts, do they come rusted or is it a product used to create effect?
    I love rust and I'm intrigued

    Another great piece

    1. Here's a link for you dawn, they are chipboard made by Tando hope that helps xx

  4. You've nailed the rust effect on those chipboard screw heads, the whole project is fab. Love all the layers and the colours. x

  5. Absolutely brilliant love all the layers and the rusted look is amazing-so realistic
    Carol x

  6. really an awesome project Kaz! Love the grunge and the shabby layers!

  7. Gorgeously grungy Kaz, the rusted elements look fabulous - the pocket watch is incredible!! xx

  8. Rusty, grungy goodness! Love the rust. Love the sentiment. The blue is a perfect compliment to the rust. Doesn't it feel great to just be and create? Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow, love the results of your 'hug the radiator' time, wonderful timeworn elements with fabulous textures and even some Kaz stitching. Brilliant xxx

  10. way cool. LOVE the pocket watch!!!

  11. Beyond fabulous...pinned!!!! You are amazing and so is this!

  12. Wow, awesome! I love your style!

  13. Gorgeous project! Love all those layers.

  14. I love the touch of blue with the rusty elements - just beautiful!

  15. Another ace project from Kaz.........

  16. Its a real Stunner! ( with a capital 'S') ;) x


  17. This work is fantastic! The effect resounding rust! I was lucky enough to take a course with Andy ... he's very good, but so are you equally.

  18. I found your blog by accident and I loved your yesterday's project so I decided to see more. I and here I am scrolling your blog and really can't stop. I have spent some hours watching all the details of all your projects and I am amazed. Fabulous makes!


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