Thursday, 21 September 2017

Making Diorama Rocks

I've been super busy building and waiting for our beach diorama to dry, so whilst waiting I thought I would have a go at making some rocks. This is my first time making these and I'm so pleased how they turned out - they can only get better too the more I make. I wish I had made some step by step photos now so maybe I will have to do that soon.
The the actual base/shape is made from Expandable Foam (the DIY spray can stuff!). It is very similar to styrofoam but so cheaper and easier to cut and mold. I sprayed the rough shape and allowed it to dry. Once dry I carved the rough shapes randomly making sure there are random crevices like you would get on natural rocks. I went over the edges with some sand paper so some edges were slightly smoother. I then covered the shapes with plaster wall filler - this makes them nice and sturdy and dries super quickly. Next was the painting bit which was a bit of trial and error. I started with the darkest colour and built up the layers to the lightest colour. I used a dark grey for the base and coloured it all over. I then added a touch of white and brushed over the edges leaving the crevices the darker shade. For the final layer I just added some pale grey for the highlights. This works best with a dry brush and to dab off the excess paint - it makes it so much easier. For the final touch I added some green turf powder and some grey grit around the base.
Now I just need to make bigger ones and a cliff next!
 Kitty xx

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sales & Bargains!

I thought I would just let you all know that there is an amazing Sylvanian Families offer on at Amazon UK and also at Smyth Toys. The brand new Starry Point Lighthouse that was released in the UK earlier this year is on a great special offer - it's almost half price! It's down from £60 to £34.99 - absolute bargains so if you haven't snapped it up already, get it now! 
Of course I have had to order this one, but we may have to keep it for Christmas - we will see! Asda also has a massive toy sale and nearly all Sylvanians are on offer so check them out too! 

I'm currently building my beach diorama so hopefully I will have more scenes to share with you soon :) 

Kitty xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Market Day

Well I have had a bit of a break from scene building for a while but I am so glad to be back and creating more fun scenes with the cute critters that are of course my precious Sylvanians! I hope to share more scenes with you, here is my latest....  

'Nora and Frank Goldbacke love to help their mum Emma set up the fruit stand for market day.'
Kitty xx

Monday, 11 January 2016

A Busy Clinic

Sorry I haven't posted any scenes for a few days, I have been swamped with work! I did manage this little scene a few days ago using the Country Clinic set we got for Christmas..

It's been a busy day in the clinic today.
The nursery have come in today to have a routine check up.

Esme Huckleberry has popped in as she's been feeling a little bit poorly recently, Dr Alex Periwinkle has prescribed some medicine to help her feel better again
 Kate Periwinkle is taking care of the nursery children that have arrived for their routine check up. We need to get each of you weighed, measure your height and check you over.

Kitty xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Freya Sweet Shopping

Today I am sharing our first scene with the new Sweet Shop featuring one of my fav families - the rabbits! Who am I kidding, they are all my favourites!!

Freya Chocolate has been saving up her pennies to she can get some sweeties at the village sweet store.
Kitty xx

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Billy Brightfield Relaxing

Sorry I haven't posted on here so much lately, if you follow me in Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will know there has been quite a few scenes lately so I will get them added here. My fiance bought us the Goat Family the other day so of course we couldn't wait to get them in a scene!

Billy Brightfield has spent the afternoon relaxing in his comfy chair. It's back to work and school for the whole family in the morning. 
 Kitty xx

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Busy Supermarket

 One of the presents we got for Christmas was the Supermarket. Got to say I am very impressed with this one, the attention to detail on all the accessories is amazing. I love the drink cans they even have little ring pulls, so cute. We of course couldn't wait to do a little scene...

It's a busy day in the Sylvanian Supermarket. Bert and Joyce are busy stocking up ready for the new years eve rush.
 A close up..
Imogen and Mel are shopping for some bread, vegetables and fruit.

Kitty xx