Thursday, 15 December 2011

A little bit of altering

In September I went to Ally Pally stamping show with my mum, it was the first time we had been and we really enjoyed it. Amongst the 2 or 3 things I bought (lol) was a plain wooden idol to be altered. I started off by painting it with bronze acrylic paint and painting a chipboard hinge from Dusty Attic with brown paint and then a thin layer of crackle glaze to give it a leather look;

I decided I wanted to make a little present for my Nan's 21st birthday (I won't tell you how many years she has been 21 but her eldest great grandchild, my son Joel, is 12 in January so you can guess lol) and chose a photo of my parents and a childhood picture of me and one of my brother for the inside.
I cut a panel from the Tim Holtx Kraft resist butterfly paper and coloured it with distress inks and coloured 3 extra butterflies to cut out;

I then made a flower for the front, stamped a harlequin pattern and inked the edges and added the flower, hinge, 2 butterflies and some gems to finish the front;

Inside I inked all the edges and stamped a clock on one side and birds in flight on the other. I then stuck the panel in and added the main photo and leftover butterfly. I added the last two photos and a title and all done;

I am fairly sure my nan will like it that is if my mum doesn't end up pinching it for herself roflmao.


  1. this is just stunning hun, i love it, well done on such a perfect piece for our challenge xx

  2. beautiful. Sure you nan will love it and hope she has a great 21st. lol

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