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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Anything Goes - Mid Month Inspiration at Imagination Crafts

Morning my lovelies, and many thanks for all your good wishes, yesterday and for visiting my blog, I promise I will get around to all the blogs, I am trying not to spend too much time typing, so taking it a bit at a time..I love you all for your support...

Today is the Mid Month Inspiration for Imagination Crafts - April Challenge - Anything Goes...I had a lot of fun making this project, which will be going into my bathroom, hopefully by the end of this week, as Brian is having a couple of days off...The colour, well, that took a few attempts, but got it right in the end...

Did you all catch Sue on Create and Craft, last Thursday and Friday, wasn't she amazing..I am waiting for a delivery of some goodies, so will share my projects with you, soon, I hope.

Panel Stencil - Topiary Leaf
Sparkle Medium - Diamond Sparkle
Sparkle Medium - Silver - Sorry not in stock at the moment
Brayered the off cuts with Teal Sparkle Medium, then Diecut the butterflies and dragonflies

I bought this frame in a Charity Shop for £1, and decided to go around the picture that was in it..ideal for a bathroom, don't you think..I added little flowers pots, filled with Lavender, smells fabulous, so looking forward to long soaks in my new bathroom.

How I made this Project.

I first painted the whole frame in Gesso, once Dried, I added the umpteenth attempt at the Aqua Blue, acrylic paint, once this was dry, I used a little Sponge, and sponged over White acrylic paint, to give a calm clouds effect.   Once all this was dry, I used the Low Tack Tape to keep the Topiary Leaf, Panel Stencil in place, at the top left hand corner. and used the Silver and Diamond Sparkle Medium, from Top to Bottom.  I then adhered the Topiary Leaf Panel Stencil, to the bottom right corner and used the same Diamond and Silver Sparkle Medium from Top to Bottom.  I had some Blue Flowers Patterned Card left over from a previous project, so I brayered Teal Sparkle Medium over this, once Dry, I Die-cut the Butterfly and Dragonfly (Memory Box, from Mc Oyster at Poles Apart)..then added the small pots filled with lavender...Finished Project, and I actually love this...

The prize for the challenge is a whopping £40 voucher to spend in Imagination Crafts Shop,  how amazing is that.   The rules of the challenge can be found here.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

All Crafts Challenge - April/May - Anything BUT a card
Crafty Bloggers Network - April Challenge - Die Cuts or Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple
Craft Creations - 14/4 - 26/4 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - CH#37 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - CH#67 - Anything Goes with Opt, Re-use, Recycle
Quirky Crafts - CH#8 - Mixed Media Mayhem
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes - 2nd Entry

That is all from me for now, have a fabulous day, and thank you for visiting.

32 comments:

Rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous! love what you have done with the frame and i bet it will look lovely in your bathroom!the die cuts are a gorgeous finishing touch!

xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Avril, I love the soft colour palette. I am sure it will look gorgeous in your bathroom.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

This is so summery. I love it xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

This looks fabulous Avril and would look good anywhere but a bathroom would be complete with this creation xx

Kathryn said...

Ohh this is lovely Avril xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this looks very beautiful Avril.

gr karin

rachel said...

wonderful stuff Avril - this frame is fantastic - enjoy your new goodies xx

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

Brilliant project. Chris x

Cheremane said...

This is amazing Avril super inspiration xx

Edie said...
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Edie said...

We at 613 Avenue create are so pleased you chose to share your lovely frame with us. It will be lovely in any bedroom. Very skillfully done.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Love finding things in thrift shops to reuse. Nice job.

mags said...

This is gorgeous Avril. Love the colours and the stencil you have used. This will look fab in your bathroom.
Mags
x

Lori Gauerke said...

I love this project. So creative! Enjoy those long baths and thank you for joining us at TTPH. Lori DT

jane stillman said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning Avril. Love how you've done the panel stencils and added the little flower pots. Fab idea to fill them with lavender. Enjoy your baths - you'll be the cleanest lady in Scotland!! lol love Mum xxxx

fiona henderson said...

Love it Avril...................what lovely work, and so well put together...i love it..

fiona DT
TTPH

fiona henderson said...

Love it Avril...................what lovely work, and so well put together...i love it..

fiona DT
TTPH

fabiola jaques said...

superbe! biz

Linby said...

This beautiful and lovely that you will be able to display it too.
Thanks for sharing at Quirky Crafts challenge.
Linby GDT

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is amazing Avril I love the calm scene you have created. Beautiful soft colours, should look lovely in your bathroom hun.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Avril xx Jan

Nannieflash said...

Hi Avril, I love your picture frame, the details are just gorgeous and the colour choice is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fantastic love them little pots there so cute, love it all xxxx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Avril this is a stunner, love the detail and frame. Love Alison xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
Elaine aka Ellapu
Owner
Altered Eclectics
&
Eclectic Ellapu

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great little frame Avril! I love the little pots of lavender!
Enjoy your bath!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Eithne said...

Wow. Fab idea, love your frame :) thanks for joining us this week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges :)
Eithne DT

Wendy Russell said...

Stunning frame, thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

Sheila said...

A lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Spyder said...

Love this, a real keepsake! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time round! hope to see you again! A New Challenge starts Sunday Evening!!
((Lyn)) DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hiya huni, Don't faint with shock but just wanted to stop by and say hi, i've had no internet at home for a while so can only get stuff done at college. I hope you are well, this is absolutely stunning hun love it, and had a quick look at your other recent makes too, all gorgeous.
Lindsay xx

Andreja L. said...

Lovely creations you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with All Crafts Challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja