Hello everyone! Here with romantic lace and hearts (again!) Frilly and Funkie are having a lace and hearts Valentine challenge and well, I couldn't resist. Though I am not quite sure I I have got the Valentines theme right - It certainly has Hearts and Lace.
I had seen on a blog a while ago a collage inside a miniature frame and I filed away that thought to use at some point. I have some dolls house frames that I don't need for my dolls house and this seemed like a good way to use them.
They were from a cheap set so were very bright yellow gold. I covered them with matt white enamel paint and then rubbed some metallic rub-on to bring back the texture of the frame.
Earlier that day I had received a parcel in the post - had been doing some retail therapy and bought Old Paper, Tea Dye and Weathered Wood DI and my first ever stains! (Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Weathered wood, Antique Linen, Milled Lavender and Tarnished Brass).....My kids were thrilled that there was parcel to open and of course my daughter, who loves working with DI's, was overjoyed to see she now had stains to play with....
Anyway....that delivery certainly led the way with the colour choices...after a bit of a play around with my new colours I got to work.
A background of Tattered Rose, dab of Antique Linen over ephemera to age them. Collecting bits and pieces from the art cupboard...Including my new twig style miniature hearts, buttons and beads. Also I had just bought some gorgeous crochet lace and rusty wire....I was so thrilled to get to use those straight away!
It was really difficult because I was working on a smaller surface than an ATC...(5.5cms x 4 cms).I had the freedom to take some of the decoration onto the frame but most had to be placed inside....It was tricky fiddly work but I have always loved working in miniature....I guess I like a challenge!
Hope you like it!
I would like to enter this for the following challenge -
Frilly and Funkie -Lacy Heartsy Valentine
Anything but a card - Share the love
Anything challenge - Vintage Shabby Chic