Running late but I overdid it gardening
and had to have a couple of days resting up.
Here is my finished project for the 2nd week
to hopefully inspire you.
I picked this plaque up from the local charity shop
some time ago for £1. The E had a piece broken off
that had been roughly glued back in place but as I knew
I would be covering it up it wasn't a problem.
The only problem I did have was that I started
altering it without taking a before photo.
The Doc alerted me to this fact so I quickly put
it all back together again for a photo shoot.
I'm the last of the big spenders here as I used toilet
roll tissue torn up and then glued using pva paste.
I happen to like the pattern of this particular roll
which has roses on it and it helps to not see
the torn joins when stuck together.
Here is a close up of the last two letters.
Other toilet roll makes and patterns are equally as good!
It took a couple of days to complete and leave to dry thoroughly.
Once dry I gave the letters a couple of coats of
paint using a sample poster pot in lavender.
(I find these little pots of sample paint colours from
the DIY shop are ideal for covering my craft projects).
Then came the fun part of decorating.
I found everything in my stash. I painted a piece of
corrugated cardboard with a deeper purple colour and then
tore it up into rough pieces to randomly adhere to the letters.
I replaced the glass and cut a circle of paper to fit.
The paper design is my own as I tried my hand at
making marbled paper using the shaving foam technique.
I did that out in the garden as it can be quite messy
but I had fun. I made several sheets up using different
coloured reinkers. The papers all have a lovely shaving foam
smell to them but it did make me sneeze when I was
die cutting the butterflies from it!
Here is a close up of the marbled paper.
I used Lyndon,Whidley and Theo Poppy Stamp dies
plus Pippa and Isabella Memory box dies on the butterflies.
Entering into the following challenges:
Altered Electics #Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #18 Anything Mixed media goes.
Love To Craft #2 Anything goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion #329 Anything goes.
Love To Scrap #85 Flower power.
Cuttlebug Mania # Anything goes with die cuts.
Crafty Creations #324 For the home.
Inspiration Destination #103 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #116 Anything goes.
Really Reasonable Ribbons #149 Things with wings +ribbon or twine.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #246 Use up your snippets (Loads on here).