Phew....my first challenge theme at Craft Room Challenge is Ribbons AND Lace and I do hope you can play along with us this fortnight. Just remember to check out the rules and then have lots of inky fun x
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I adore Ribbons and Lace and had just purchased some amazing pieces from Live and Love Crafts that I was desperate to play with. As its February and Love is in the Air I decided to go with a Romantic/Vintage project.
I started out with a couple of canvases ( 5" by 7") that I painted with Distress Paint in Antique Linen. I felt the colour required to be a bit stronger and applied some Frayed Burlap DP to the Antique Linen along with some water, creating a wash of paint.
Texture paste was applied through Tim Holtz bubble stencil. Should have applied this before I painted but to be honest I was not sure where I was going with this project. I started off with one idea in my head then went in a different direction !! ( sounds familiar right !) Once the paste was dry I painted over it a couple of times using the same colour as applied to the canvas.
I began stamping and gathering items to place on the canvas. The stamps used are from Dark Room Door........... Love Letters and Correspondence. You can also see some TH die cuts that I had originally planned on using. The papers are by Brenda Walton for K& CO and I have had them in my stash for years...!! The stamps were treated to some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo/Walnut Stain as well as Bundled Sage. Some edges of various pieces were distressed around the edges, creating an aged effect.
The filigree corners , butterfly, cameo and rusty heart below were all purchased from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique and lastly I added the number plate14 from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology. ( love the distressed look of this piece and just could not bring myself to alter it in any way)
White Fire Treasure Gold was applied to the textures area using my fingers, creating even more opulance once buffed with a soft cloth.
When we attended a Burns Night last week I was very moved by the voice of a female artist called Rachel Sermanni. She sang My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose and it was so beautiful. You may be able to view on Google/You Tube. The words are so meaningful and my favourite two lines were generated on my pc and a pllied to the back of this project.
As part of my birthday last year my mum gave me a beautiful box filled with various flowers that she had made. Although not exactly a rose ( more of a wild rose....which I prefer) I painted one of her flowers red and then applied some spray matte varnish.
More stencilling on the back using Crafters Workshop ART IS and Tim Holtz Dot fade
Below is a close up of the stamped DD images :
More lace and filigree as well as the DD stamps and a time piece/key/heart
Below is a close up of the other panel, which was embellished with some trinkets provided in a kit by Finnabair.
Almost there !!!
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Take Care and Catch up soon xxxxxxx