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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Papercraft Business Challenge #9 - August! Optional-Summer

Hello, crafters! Today begins a new challenge over at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog - #9! This time it's Anything Goes with an optional SUMMER theme. And we have a new prize for the winner of the August challenge! Here it is:
Jillibean Soup - Sunshine Stamp

What a great stamp set that is! You'll want to try for this one! ;) Now for my project:

I got this amazing kit from a website store, Crafty City, the Balkon Royal:
To me, sitting on a balcony just screams summer! So I thought I'd take this awesome kit and see what I could do with it! So here it is:




Wow! What a project it turned out to be! Not because it was hard, but because it took more time to decorate it than I thought. But once I got started with it, there was no stopping me! I really had to "control" myself so as to not overcrowd it. *wink*

For the outside of the balcony, I wanted to create something that looked like it was starting to loose it's "stucco" coating, revealing what used to be a brick siding. Although it was already white, I further whitened it by painting white acrylic paint on it. I then made some homemade paste and "spackled" it onto the siding, AFTER I had used a stencil to put on the brick part of the balcony. I did the same thing on the inside. 

And then I thought I'd go to my fave craft store, and buy some "garden fairy" elements, such as the bird on the bird bath, the bird bath, and the pot of greenery. The bench on the balcony is actually from a miniature doll house furniture accessory. I found some flowers on sale at the store, and used that with it's ivy to wrap around the balcony. I put in some moss in the garden areas and set in the bird bath with a stone sign on the ground that says "Welcome". The fence is from the craft section of the store.

The flooring of the balcony has scrapbook paper on it and the steps that look like wood planks so I used that to make it look like more realistic.

I hope you enjoyed my little process! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the fun!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw