Saturday, 2 June 2012

Use Your Favourite Embellishments at LIIU

Hi, it's time for another challenge over at Let's Ink It Up - we loved your bling last month.  The new theme for our challenge this month is:

Use Your Favourite Embellishments

This is my creation, using my favourite embellishments of vintage style lace, ribbon and pearls:
The inspiration for this purse from Happy Daze came from Paula Tidman over at Ephemera's Attic - she has made the most beautiful purses, and recently did a tutorial for them in Craft Stamper, so I followed the tutorial aiming for the vintage/shabby chic look which I love.  Thank you Paula, your creations are most definitely an inspiration..

As in the tutorial, I did three coats of gesso mixed with a little acrylic and stamped in black archival ink.  The image, by Crafty Individuals were tinted in Inktense blocks and the trim (which, can you believe, was 50p per metre!), was added with Dunelm's fabric glue (this is fantastic stuff) and the handmade rolled roses were added with a glue gun (only minor burns this time, lol).

We have a fantastic sponsor package provided by Fay at:

Fay very kindly provided me with a stamp to use on my DT creation but unfortunately, as we're moving house this weekend, it has been packed away by mistake so I do apologise for that Fay.

The prize package for this challenge is HUGE - thank you Faye - please take a look:

We would love to see what your favourite embellishments are in this challenge, and I look forward to visiting you.

It's back to the move for me now so please forgive me for not visiting you as much as I would do normally - I will catch up!

Have fun, and have a wonderful weekend.

Maria x