Friday, 1 April 2016

April Fool's, Anything Goes and an 18th Birthday!!!

Hello Blogland, I haven't been around for a while as have been busy with birthdays (my lovely Bethany was 18, and I was ... too old to remember!) and viruses (I know which I prefer!)
I am also very lucky to have been to a number of great workshops, and the flowers on my project are inspired by a fabulous workshop with Brenda Brown and Countryview Crafts.
Anyway I am back in time for a new Crafts Galore Encore Challenge which is sponsored by Beccy's Place and the theme is Anything Goes.
Beccy is offering 3 digis or a digi set of the winners choice.

I wasn't fortunate enough to receive a digi, but as I had various 18th birthday momentoes to make that wasn't a problem for me. 
For my project I took a light wood heart from The Works and painted it with Bougainvillea chalk paint from the Paper Artsy Fresco range. I then painted on a thin layer of their crackle glaze and once dry added a layer of Sherbet Chalk paint. I used distress inks (walnut) to ink the edges. I then mod podged some card from Amazon packaging and laid old book pages on top. Once dry I used a Tim Holtz Alterations  Bigz die 656640 to cut out flowers, which were painted with various distress inks and edged in walnut. I assembled the flowers with brads and used mod podge to stcick them to the heart. I cut the 18 using my trusty Silhouette Cameo and used Ice Resin Enamels (raspberry) to give them a metallic look (on top of amazon packaging again!). Finally I added some blue frantage around the edges and a tiny butterfly brad that I enamelled with the ice resin powders.
I was happy with the result, as was the recipient, a friend of Bethany's who shares my birthday!
Happy crafting!
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for:-
The Artistic Stamper - ATD
A Beautiful Mess #1 AG
Brown Sugar AG
Craft for the Craic Anything But A Card
Crafting with Friends AG
Creative Artiste AG/Chipboard etc #13
Creative Fingers #106
Dragon's lair AG
That's Crafty ATB&B
Countryview Challenges Spring
Avenue 613 AG
L'il patch of Crafty Friends AG
We love 2 Create AG MM
Crafting By Designs April AG
CraftyCreations Challenges For a Young Girl (to me 18 is young!)
Crafting For All Seasons Diecuts
CraftyGals AG
Crafty Addicts AG/Spring
2 Crafty Girls/Jade's Sparkling Butterflies AG
In the Pink 
Through The Purple Haze Flowers