To take part in the challenge you are to:
1. Make something that expresses your unique, personal crafting style.
2. Write a short description about your crafting style.
I've never realised how difficult it would be to describe my own style... probably because I love experimenting and trying new techniques. But I think there is one common theme that appears in the items I make...
So here it is... whether it's cards or altered items they are usually quite feminine and have a vintage, distressed flavour. I also sometimes think of my pieces as a mix of French country style & opulence with a splash of colour ;). Whichever way to describe it, when I'm under a creative spell ;) I always try to pour a little bit of "magic" into the piece I am working on...
I love rubber stamping and I love to decorate my crafty makes with inks, paints or shimmer sprays. I also am fascinated by time elements, flowers and butterflies and love incorporating them in my pieces.
So now onto my project...
It's an altered frame I got a long time ago in a charity shop. I just loved the shape of the frame!
Now, you might remember that in my previous post I said I was working on something that made me take my tissues out lol ;).
Or napkins? Well, it's a tissue paper of some kind anyway ;).
First I covered the whole frame with tissue paper and used watered down PVA glue as an adhesive and to varnish. When dry, I sprayed the frame with the gold cosmic shimmer mist.
The background paper was also covered with the tissue and dry brushed with matt emulsion paint. This gives a nice washed out, chalky finish which is lovely to stamp on.
I then stamped this beautiful Stampendous stamp (my recent treat, courtesy of the Stamp Man challenge lol) and coloured it with Inktense pencils.
Using TH dies, I cut some leaves from a leaf textured paper and made some flowers from Papermania papers. Then I added some more Prima flowers, a vintage button and some hat pins. The seam binding and the cheese cloth were coloured with inks and glimmer mists.
That's all from me for now. I hope you enjoyed this little insight into what I believe my crafting style is... well, you may choose to agree or disagree! lol ;) Either way - I'd love to hear what you think!
Enjoy your weekend!
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