Hi everyone and welcome to new followers. Today we are Celebrating our 4th Birthday at A Vintage Challenge blog. As we head in to our 5th Year Brenda's chosen challenge theme is "Treasure".
Here is what Brenda has to say:
"Treasure can be described as wealth or riches we store or accumulate, a collection of valuable, interesting or useful things, bits and pieces we highly value, articles that we hang onto that we’ve bought or found and might never be able to purchase again. What is in your crafty or artsy treasure trove - those items we squirrel away to keep for something special? Maybe some elegant embellishments, that hoard of ephemera or memorabilia found in a junk shop, a tin of old buttons, rusty keys or diamanté jewels, a paper pad you get out and stroke then put away again, some beautiful fabric or lace you can’t bear to part with. We invite you in this challenge to share a project that includes a part of your treasure trove, just let us know what it is so we can see it and comment on it and remember our focus styles and genres to work in (which can be seen under out blog banner) if you would like to be considered for being chosen as one of our top 3 Pinworthy mentions."
Like many crafters I do have a stash of treasures and today I am sharing a wall hanging, which uses beautiful lace, fabric and buttons from my stash. I also used Powertex (translucent) to harden the lace butterflies, enabling them to appear 3 dimensional. The main focal stamp is a Lynne Pirella for Paperartsy, which I purchased last year at Ally Pally, when I met up with Brenda x
Setting up for the Powertex and I should add that I took a photograph of my lace/fabric layout on my mobile phone before finally piecing it together.
Placed in to the bottom of the cup, which provided a lift to the wings
I am so looking forward to viewing your makes for this wonderful challenge theme. To view the AVJ challenge blog and to see more inspiring projects/treasures CLICK HERE
I would also like to wish my Creative Guide Sisters a Huge "Happy Birthday" as I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful journey.