One of our favorite mediums! Splosh it, drip it, spread it around, or water it down...just use it and you're good to go! Remember you must use at least one SMEARED INK IMAGE for this challenge.... RUBBER OR DIGI.... we dont mind!
Now i have gone all VINTAGE..... Girly Vintage at that..... i know i am going to get my leg pulled by some.... but i just had to 'go with the flow' on this one.... and my mojo is .... shall we say.... on vacation? Or just in hiding?
I painted a quaint little box dark brown, when dry i coated it with a thick coat of pva glue and as it was just tacky i painted over it with antique cream paint.... i let it dry over night and i had this lovely cracked, distressed vintage look.... its one of my favourite techniques with paint.... quite impressive but oh so easy.
I put gems around the lip of the lid.... bling! and not black bling...pretty girly bling! I used some fabric to make ruffles and leaves..... silk leaves i heat embossed....very carefully.... i have had them shrivel up to nothing in the past..... ribbon roses, and lovely sheer ribbon bow.... a couple of beaded pins....and a silver coloured butterfly.
The cameo is a SMEARED INK IMAGE..... from the SMITTEN digi collection..... shes coloured with promarkers and triple embossed for a glass like shine.
I made the circle frame from 4 layers of card... 4 circles of decreasing size with the centres cut out of the smallest 3.... i layered them up stuck them together then painted them the same way i did the box.... but started with cream.... then pva, then brown.
I hope you'll find time to play along.... or come and join the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM and take the micky out of the old dragon going soft!
I shall enter this box in the following challenges............
http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE ....pretty things are not my usual thing.
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ PRETTY PASTELS
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ GIRLY THINGS
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE PHOTO ON THE BLOG.
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS...ribbon ones.
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ SHARE AND COMMENT
Thanks for visiting me...love lynx