(Make Your Own)
I love to see handmade flowers, pins, and other beautiful things on creations, but I use pre-bought ones regularly and really struggle with making my own flowers - even with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, lol, so I decided to set a theme which would challenge myself as well :-). I'd like to see some embellishments on your creations which you've made yourself, and hopefully we can inspire each other. You can make any embellishments you want, with whatever you want.
My creations is a little wall hanging made from mdf - yes, I'm still using it up - and probably not my usual type of thing as there is not a scrap of lace in sight (although I did wonder where I could squeeze a little bit in):
All the stamps used on this are by Stampin' Up, (from the sets Papaya Collage, Pursuit of Happiness and Woodgrain background), as is the dp, courtesy of the lovely Vicky's Stampers' 6 club (Crafting Clare).
I've applied a thin layer of cream chalk paint over the dp to make the text less visible then stamped two roses (masking one) in the bottom right, and the leaves all the way around. The roses were coloured with Inktense pencils.
The bird was stamped onto a piece of Stampbord (which I painted cream), masked and I then stamped the woodgrain background. I tinted with Inktense again and applied a layer of crackle glaze across the top, and sponged some DI over the top when dry, and added a piece of twig with some hot glue.
The sentiment, or most of it, was stamped onto a piece of frosted memory glass which I backed with some cream card - I love the soft look the text has using this. I stamped the remainder of the sentiment underneath onto some plain cream card.
The flowers (I'm very proud of these as I'm a bit rubbish at making flowers, lol) are made from one of the smaller flowers in the Tattered Florals die - I've used colour core cardstock which I've sanded, then layered up 6 or 7 per flower, securing with a long fastener.
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Lastly, what on earth has happened to my text??? It's all over the place, I do apologise, blogger has a mind of it's own tonight!!!
I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges:
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Anything But A Card
Craft My Life: My All Crafts (3) - Anything Goes (except cards & layouts)
Thank you for your lovely comments recently, I do appreciate them very much.
Bye for now