Hello everyone! Thanks to all of you who visit my blog and leave such lovely comments - I do appreciate you taking the time to visit - I will try and improve my visiting rate (it will be easier after the school holidays have ended!)
Frilly and Funkie is a challenge I can't resist...The DT makes are so inspiring that by the time I have finished looking at them my head is buzzing with ideas. This creation, I am afraid, is a slight replica of 'Any eggscuse for chocolate'....I wanted to use acrylic paints for this challenge and as my Distress paints hadn't arrived at the point that I made this, I had to use my Fresco Vintage lace and French Roast. Luckily I love the colours and I felt they were ideal for this challenge but after I finished I realised just how similar the creation was to my previous Frilly and Funkie entry.
So please forgive my lack of range of colours at the moment and lets see the Paris in Springtime creation.......
I bought the wood heart decoration from the Range (another £1 bargain) and painted it with a coat of French Roast Fresco paint at the top and bottom. I then covered this with a thin coat of crackle glaze and then applied Vintage Lace acrylic paint all over....and watched as the gorgeous crackles appeared...
I chose some of the Melange tissue paper for its lovely french lettering and applied some over the top of the paint.
I stamped the Eiffel tower with black archival ink on tissue paper then cut that out and stuck it on.
I also stamped the postmark stamp from one of the Tim Holtz stamp collections in frayed Burlap and stuck this onto the heart.
I made all the flowers using the tattered rose garland die cut. I chose to do just the Milled Lavender coloured flowers as these matched the ribbon I had in mind perfectly. You can see how I did the flowers by looking at my tutorial here.
I added in some white flowers from a different die cut as a variation on my usual flower making.
The butterfly was stamped in Frayed Burlap on tissue paper, stuck onto card and then stained with Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood Stain. Rusty wire formed the antennae......
I painted around the edges of the heart with French Roast Fresco paint after sanding the edges down to add to the shabby chic look.......A ribbon was tied around the twine already attached the heart and there is my 'Paris in Springtime' creation.
Hope to see you back here next time - Have a great weekend!
Frilly and Funkie - April in Paris
Country View Challenges - Butterflies
By the cute and girly - Vintage
Simon Says - Fly