Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Afternoon Bloggers. I'm glad to say the weather is much improved on the weekend here in West Yorkshire and we've had beautiful sunshine this week up to now. Yesterday was gorgeous with an amazingly deep blue clear sky. Perhaps I shouldn't have said that, it'll probably rain again now.

I have been pondering what to alter to enter into The Stampman's current challenge which is being run in conjunction with a great Blog Hop that's well worth joining in if you haven't already. There are only a few days left so pop over to Jill's blog and get hopping.

Anyway, back to the altering ponder. I was doing these ponderings while sitting on my craft stool and in a Eureka moment I realised I could enter my stool. After all it has been altered, even if it was a few months ago and hasn't been entered into any challenges so here it is. Apologies to those regular visitors who have seen it before.

I grew up with this stool, my Mum used two of them at our kitchen table and I sat on it everyday for many years. The bars where chewed by a dog we used to have and so it holds a lot of memories but was a bit worse for wear.

I painted it with ordinary emulsion and stamped with EI Patchwork Butterflies and Inkadinkdoo stamps using Brilliance ink before colouring it with watercolour pencils and brushing out the colour with a water pen. Distress Ink was then rubbed around the seat. It was then all given a coat of varnish to seal it. I sit on it everyday and love it. It's actually very comfortable.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well so far.


Jill said...

Isn't that just the bees knees! How wonderful that its not just a stool but one with history. I absolutely love it! Jill x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A great piece of work .. .. and one that holds so many memories for you.

Love the leaves twisting up the legs and the gorgeous butterflies.

Love Jules xx

chris said...

WOW WEE MRS. this is amazing, I wouldnt know where to start!
its so inspiring, can I bring my furniture round!!
hugs chris xx


I still love this stool Lisa - even though it's a while since you "altered" it. Your decoration is fabulous, in fact it's far too nice to sit on!!
See you soon. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow, it's fantastic, Lisa! I hadn't seen it before. Perfect place for those big butterflies to land. And all the other details - wonderful!

Lynne xx

Artyjen said...

It hasn't lost it's appeal! Still looks much too nice to sit on :)
xoxo Sioux

Carol said...

Wonderful work Lisa, I love it!

Karen said...

Oh Lisa, your stool is gorgeous, so much work into it! X

alice said...

what a great idea to decorate the stool - it looks really unique. Good luck in the challenge!

Michelle said...

I loved this the first time round and love it still! And your cakes Lisa!!!!! the wedding cake with the daisies on top is particularly beautiful. You should be so proud of yourself being able to create such beauty.
x Michelle