Their challenge this month was to use paint, chipboard and lace in your project - loved the challenge and loved doing this little plaque.
The vintage lady images from Crafty Individuals were covered in clear embossing powder, heated up with my heat gun to melt it all and then popped into the freezer for about 15 mins - once removed from the freezer I lightly scrunched them up to create the cracks. I then rubbed Walnut Stain into the cracks to highlight them.
2" pieces of chipboard were inked up with Dusty Concord and the embossed images glued on top. A piece of chipboard was prepared with gesso and once dried a coat of lilac acrylic paint was applied with kitchen roll. I then painted Tim Holtz crackle paint on it and once the cracks started to appear speeded the process up with my heat gun. Dusty Concord was again rubbed into the cracks and then round the edges I added Diamond Glaze and covered the edges in little purple beads. I then added a small rub-on quote to the centre of the painted chipboard.
Some very cheap lace from Boyes (30 pence for a huge bundle)!! was added round the edge as a frame and because I couldn't stop there!!!! I then painted another piece of chipboard with gesso and then acrylic paint. Once dried I inked up a lovely large flourish stamp and lightly stamped it round the edges. A few butterflies were added and that's it I think.
Here is a close up of one of the ladies and the crackle effect created with embossing and Tim Holtz crackle paint.
Again not very shabby - more your vintage style :O). Just cannot do shabby - Oh well! For fantastic inspiration please hop over and check out Lets Get Shabby - my fave site if you didnt already know lol. :O)
Well that's it for now
Thanks for looking TTFN