Re-edited: Yaaaaay! My vintage bunting has been chosen as one of the Top Picks in the Paper Crafting Journey challenge #8!!! ;-))))
...around the Cities of the World ;-).
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For those brave crafty travellers our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts again prepared a winning prize!
Well, I'm taking you to one of the most majestic cities in the world - London, UK!
Here's a lovely photo from the Cupcake Craft challenge that I used as my inspiration:
I've made a London themed bunting ;-). I started of with card recycled from a ready meal box, which was die cut with Spellbinders bunting dies - my recent purchase at Ally Pally.
The panels were decoupaged with printed serviettes - my favourite technique at the moment. TOP TIP: Printed dinner napkins/serviettes are perfect for decoupage and are relatively inexpensive. Keep your eyes wide open, in shops, restaurants, friends' homes... you never know - you might spot a real beauty there!
I found the Union Jack serviettes in Tesco and the Queen's guards were picked up in a garden centre :-).
The stamps are a collection of Artistic Outpost (which I bought from Happy Daze), Crafty Individuals and Tim Holtz stamps. The stamped panels were distressed with coffee splatters, distress inks and lots of wrinkling.
The bunting panels were then decoupaged with little flowers which I cut out from printed serviettes. Then I finished it all with a layer of decoupage medium and the bunting was ready for display!
There you are - my second project celebrating all things British and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee! And it's to you liking and you'd like to be its proud owner - it is now available in my Etsy shop :-)
And in case you missed my yesterday's post - click here to find out about my new initiative - Blog Candy Cauldron.
Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments :-). Happy Sunday everyone!
Challenges for this project:
Artistic Outpost May challenge - Travel
Cupcake Craft Challenges #190 - Best of British photo inspiration
Happy Daze Design Team - May Queen
The Stamp Man challenge - Your favourite technique
One Stop Craft Challenge #181 - Celebrations
Aud Sentiments #53 - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey #8 - Vintage
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog - Alter it
Truly Scrumptious #79 - Distressing and die cuts
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #24 - Die cuts
Tip Top Tuesday #75 - Anything but a card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #41 - Time for the Queen's Tea
Make it Monday #87 - Anything goes
Pan Pastel UK #17 - Anything goes
Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge #1 - Celebration
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