Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog
Challenge #5 'Vintage, Shabby Chic'
Wow what fantastic entries we have had for our 4th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.
Our winner chosen by Lisa has now been announced :-)
The Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog has been changed a bit and we are now an Altered Art/Mixed Media only Blog but if you have Cards, ATC, Scrapbook page entries etc. we have teamed up with our Sister Blog Craftymess and your entries are very welcome over there.
Our current theme on Crafty Emblies this month is Vintage, Shabby Chic. Us teamies have been very busy creating with our Crafty Emblies Goodies please pop over for a look at everyone's creations, they are fantastic.
I have made a Toilet Roll Tube Mini Album for this months theme.
I like my creations to be recycled/upcycled, Practical Usable Art and I think I have managed to achieve this with this piece. I used 6 Toilet Roll Tubes to create the pages, an old cereal packet to make the cover and this was a great project to use up bits and piece of scrap card and papers I had from previous projects.
I love Vintage and Shabby Chic at the moment, so couldn't wait to get started with this one. I painted all the tubes with a mix of shabby pink acrylic paint which I mix myself from White and Crimson Acrylic. Once dried I covered the front and back of the tubes with off cuts of pink papers from a Pink Paisley collection and then constructed the album using the 'Stack the Deck' binding method. I stuck with the colours Pink, Brown and Cream. The Album cover was created as I said from an old cereal packet which I also painted in the Pink Shabby Chic acrylic and also covered in brown cardstock and decorated using distressed paper doilies, cream seam binding, flowers from my stash arranged into a spray in the bottom left corner, some lace leaves to were added in behind this spray too. And of course the whole project was finished of just perfectly with embellishments from the wonderful Judie and Pete at Crafty Emblies
Please come on over and join in with us on our 5th Challenge again the prize for the winner is a £10 voucher to spend on wonderful Crafty Emblies.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations too.
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