Today I am sharing with you my very first Design Team post for Our Creative Corner's Anything Goes Challenge, which you can find HERE. There is still time to join in the fun so I hope you will pop over, check out what my very talented teamies have made and join in, if you have not already done so!
As I love all thing Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz, they are heavily featured in my make today. I just wanted to show that things do not always need to be grungy, that pretty and delicate are just as easily achieved. I made this for a very special new friend for whom the words are particularly appropriate. Just click on the photos if you want a closer view.
I coloured the bases with Walnut Stain Distress Paint to give a lovely dark base.
I gave the Art Parts a liberal coating of crackle medium, which I have had in my crafty stash for years. I am not even sure if they still make it but it dries very quickly (half an hour tops) and this is important for an impatient crafter like me!
I mixed together a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Spun Sugar and Antique Linen and applied these over the base parts and left them to dry. Again, this was very quick and I love how some of the crackles are quite a bit larger than others - although I am about to cover up some of the lovely crackling!
I used the same jewellery wire to make a hanging for the piece.
The flower is cut from crinoline fabric which I purchased from the Funkie Junkie. I coloured the fabric, along with a piece of burlap, with Spun Sugar Distress Paint. The paints work beautifully on fabric! I cut the flower from my trusty and much used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and added a pearl brad for the centre.
Well that's it, my first DT post under my belt, hope you like my creation, I certainly had fun making it and I think the lovely lady I sent it to, as a thank you, liked it.
Over at Artful Times the challenge theme No. 29 Blooming Marvelous, is Flowers and so I would like to enter this piece.
I am also entering in Country View Challenge #3 which is How does your Garden grow.
Thank you for looking, I hope you will go over to Our Creative Corner to see what my wonderfully talented teamies have made. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs, Anne xx