Today I decided to have a go at changing my blog design (soon regretted that) but not sure I like it so you may see a few variations over the next few weeks. This weeks challenge from Hels is 'Patterns'. Her work was a piece for her husbands 50th birthday - beautiful as always but I wasn't sure about what I could do. I came up with this 8"x8" wall hanging - a bit of a run through for another idea I have buzzing around my head.
I began by painting some grey board with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Irish Cream & Docrafts acrylic paints in Rose Pink & Dusty Rose. I then painted through two masks, That Special Touch of Mica small dots & flowers with a mixture of the above paints. I stamped onto the card with Ranger's Dylusions 'Around the Edge' leaf stamps, some in black & added some American Crafts white rub-ons. I edged the card with TH's tissue tape then edged with walnut stain. The sentiment is Indigoblu stamped onto some Prima paper & cut out & embossed with a Spellbinders square label - a larger one in black made the outer frame. Next I mounted the sentiment onto the card then re-stamped the leaves onto Prima paper & cut out to decoupage over one of the stamps, overlapping the sentiment. I made two TH rosettes out of scrap paper & glued to the card then added some Stampendous Fran-tage aged rose embossing enamel & some colour fragments - these fragments are gorgeous but they did keep shooting off the desired place! Managed to contain them in the end! At the base I added a small Prima pink tile & two Creative Expressions metal leafs. Lastly some pretty pink lace ribbon & some brass keys & a locket.
I have really enjoyed a bit of 'blog hopping' this week. So much beautiful work out there. I could spend all day looking! Hope you all have a good week. Sx