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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx


Sunday 5 January 2014

That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Use a Charm

Hello everyone Challenge 23 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Use a Charm

For my DT Project I decided to create this Wall Plaque

I started with a  piece of scrap wood from my Dad's workshop, I sanded it down and shaped around the edges using his electric sander.

I then took the fabulous stencils supplied by Lisa That Craft Place and used TH DI Walnut Stain for the king fisher stencil but used it more as a florish around the outside of the plaque and then using my favourite Inca Gold in gold I made the beautiful angel face stencil appear.  I spritzed the whole plaque then with Cosmic Shimmer in Bronze to give a wonderful glimmer all over.  I added the gorgeous crochet lace from That Craft Place along the bottom of the plaque and spritzed and inked up 'Inspire' (a wooden piece from my stash) and placed along the top.  I tucked the brass key bellow and topped with a 10mm open rose.  For a wee touch of bling I added some bling on a roll from my stash which toned in well with the colour scheme.  The cluster of flowers are from my stash but tucked in behind the bottom cluster is some fab burlap from That Craft Place.  I made a little handmade leather bound book and tucked it into the cluster too, I love the effect of these little books and they are so so easy to make.  I made the butterfly look as if it has a trail by using an old broken pearl necklace.  To finish off I then dotted some diamond stickles in around the clusters of flowers.

Available from That Craft Place

Ditzy Design Stencils (well worth a look these are ace to work with)
Inca Gold (one of my favs and an essential for me)
Brass Key
Cosmic Shimmer

I hope you like my project, I had lots of fun creating it and getting in my first inky crafty mess of 2014 :-)

Come over and join in with our Challenge 23 - Use a Charm

Thank you all again so much for stopping by, I will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Anonymous said...

Exquisite! I love that leather book...are you going to do a tutorial for it? Please! :D

Zoe said...

Beautiful Wall Plaque. The sentiment is great and is a unique idea. The embellishments are pretty and the layout is wonderful.


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Becca, this is just gorgeous. Love the silhouette image and the flowers. Its also got a lovely hint of vintage.
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