Tuesday 17 April 2012

Altered Heart

Hi all,

Thought I would share this project with you.  A young friend of mine was re-decorating her bedroom and brought me a bag full of oddments that she thought I might be able to re-cycle!

Well one of the items was this wooden heart:

After painting it with gesso, several times, I painted it purple with acrylic paint.  Added a doylie, flowers, swirls and a die cut butterfly.  The small butterflies and pearls were cut from a stem which was also in the bag of oddments.  Added a pink ribbon bow and some wire to hang it. 

My friend has hung it in her newly decorated purple bedroom.

Thanks for looking

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Wednesday 11 April 2012

Altered mirror

Hi everyone,

Its been a little while since I added anything....well its that time of the year and the allotment is taking up alot of time and energy in preparation for planting!

Thought I would share this plain pine coloured wooden framed  mirror which my fellow crafter, Debbie had brought to one of our get togethers one evening as a challenge for each of us.

I had such fun inking the front of it with distressed photo ink.  I then covered it in plain terracotta coloured paper which I first distressed the edges and then stamped all over with one of the Tim Holtz stamps.  I then stamped the Eiffel Tower image in 2 of the corners (one of my favourite stamps).  I went a bit mad with the flowers....some of which I made myself.  I added some butterflys which I had die cut from black card and the left over terracotta paper and added some stickles for a bit of sparkle

Thank you Debbie..... I love it.

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