This fortnight, it is my lovely friend Julia's turn to be our hostess, and she has chosen the theme of:
(No Cute Creations Are Allowed This Fortnight)
I do love vintage, and decided to use an mdf frame for my creation:
After an undercoat of Gesso, I painted my frame with two different shades of chalk paint, did a bit of stamping here and there with some shabby dots and script, and applied another light coat of paint. I got a bit carried away, lol, and did a bit of sponging over the top to get a mottled effect, but this has more or less covered the background stamping. The border has a bit of dry brushing with light over darker, then a bit of Walnut Stain DI blended through with a wipe. Edged with Walnut Stain and Metallic rub-on, it gave it a lovely worn look.
The gorgeous dress was stamped onto cream card, then again onto fabric and pieced over the one stamped on the card. This stamp, by Stamps Happen, was one of the first I ever bought and I absolutely love it. There is another similar one called "Vogue" that I would really love, so I must keep an eye out for it, as they'd look great together. The other stamps are by Stampin' Up (corners, title, & shabby dots), Oxford Impressions (remaining 3 stamped panels), and Stampers Anonymous (almost invisible background script!). The edges of the main stamped panels have been smeared with Walnut Stain DI, then Colonial Metallic Rub On.
This was finished off with a couple of pieces of lace, some tissue tape, and a vintage metal flower trinket (Prima) with an Eiffel Tower charm hanging from it which was mounted onto some script-stamped muslin, and a piece of the same fabric used for the dress (Laura Ashley).
Our very kind sponsor for this fortnight is:
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who manufacture chipboard in all sorts of shapes, sizes and themes.
Our Design Team have created the most gorgeous projects to inspire you for this fortnight's challenge, along with our Guest Designer for July, Helene aka 2amscrapper from Lotsa Scrap - please visit her blog as she is a very talented lady.
Thank you, as always, for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your (sunny) week.