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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Filled to the brim with girlish glee

Happy Sunday crafters! Hope you all are well and will get some crafting time today.

As Jen mentioned yesterday we went on a Dabble Day organised by a local craft shop. We had a great day doing 3 projects, all fabulous and extremely enjoyable. We were as giddy as school girls waiting to go [hence the Gilbert & Sullivan title] and the day didn't disappoint.

Over the next few days we will share our take home pieces and probably some of the new stash we needed to buy while we were out ;0 Well it would be rude not to buy some of the goodies we used and our parents would be very disappointed if we were rude to anyone :)

My first piece is a tag we made with the wonderful Hels Sheridan. O how inky, painty and gilded did we get lol! The background was built up with a book page acrylic paint and crackle glaze. We added embossing paste through a stencil then smoothed gilt cream over the top polishing it to a shine.

The butterflies were stamped on a book page and backed with clearly for art before we coloured them with distress stain. I used aged mahogany which with 2 coats was a nice deep red. These were heated and shaped then stuck to the tag.

The ribbon was coloured with the same ds then scrunched, dried and tied in a messy bow.

The word was distressed with more aged mahogany and the frame was painted, gilded, then painted again to make it look tarnished.

The pictures do not do this justice so I tried brightening one to give you a better idea of the shine from the gilding cream.  It is lush!
Mine didn't look as good as the original but I still love it. Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude x

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