I used lots of lovely goodies in this project which all came from the lovely Lisa at the even lovelier shop with the name you can never forget, "That Craft Place". I think this is the greatest place on earth for any crafter!
So, here's what I created for this challenge...
I started with the most amazing thing in the world.... cardboard! Yes, cardboard... it so versatile, easy to manipulate and loves a bit of paint.
So after rooting through my recycle bin (yet again) I found a suitable piece of cardboard. The type that has the easy peel layer to reveal the corrugated bit underneath.
I cut a piece of cardboard to size and peeled of the top layer, then painted it with emulsion paint.
To create the background on the cardboard I stamped a newsprint background stamp on to cosmetic tissue and attached it to the cardboard using bees wax.
I did the same to the 10 x 10 MDF frame (from That Craft Place) Painted it, sanded it and added the newsprint tissue with beeswax. I added a little more bees wax to the edges of the frame to create some texture. I cut a photograph image to size, inked and crease it and added it the center of the frame and added a couple of metal embellishments.
I took the metal tag (from That Craft Place)and stamped the word 'love' and some swirls using Stazon ink and threaded it on to some twine-y ribbon (from That Craft Place.
The two beautiful die cut hearts (from That Craft Place) were stunning just on their own. So I just added a bit of red, black and white paint with a sponge to give them a bit of colour.
I added the key embellishment and the frame to opposite corners (from That Craft Place) and added a cameo and some organza ribbon to the frame.
To finish, I added a resin flower an some mocha coloured beads and threaded beads on to wire and attached to make a handle.
I loved creating this piece and being able to use all the fantastic goodies from That Craft Place shop just made it so much more enjoyable.
Bits and bobs I used...
* From That Craft Place
- 10 x 10cm MDF frame
- Die cut hearts
- Key & frame
- metal tag
- Twine ribbon
* Emulsion paint
* Cosmetic tissue
* Newsprint stamp
* Bees wax
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Individual alphabet stamps - Stamps Away
* Snowflake stamp - Indigo Blu
* Organza Ribbon
* Birdcage and corner metal embellishments
* Resin flower
Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment, let me know your thoughts. L. xx
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