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Monday, 6 June 2011

Vintage With A Heart

I was really pleased to be one of the five winners of Crafty Individuals May challenge. It must have been so difficult to choose, as all the entries were stunning and so varied.

The theme for their June challenge is 'Vintage With A Heart'




 I decided to decorate a wooden curio house. I painted the entire house a vintage pink with matt emulsion and once dry I stamped on a pink/burgandy paint using CI - 213 to simulate a crackle effect. I outlined the house with a gold krylon pen.

The banner was painted with both the pink and burgandy paint and embossed using CI - 258 with gold embossing powder.


I used CI - 174 to make the mini pictures with the tando frames also available from Crafty Individuals.


The heart stamp is from magenta and unfortunately its not clear in the picture but it has a crackle glaze. I used a script stamp for the paper and I made a posy from a small crochet doily and some rose blooms. 



The bottom right stamped image is CI - 139 which I chose as my winning stamp! The oval picture next to it is an image from Dezinaworld which I backed onto a small lacey oval spellbinder die which I coloured gold.


That's all for the moment as my back is playing up from prolonged sitting crafting. LOL!

Happy Crafting.

17 comments:

Carla said...

it's a beautiful piece of art, I love how you decorated this little wooden house, all the different pieces are stunning.

Astrid Maclean said...

Utterly stunning, love all the incredible detail and thanks for the extensive descriptions. You deserve to win again!!!
Hope your back gets better soon....

Henny said...

Great work! I like those houses.I have to make mine too, but I need some more time...Thanks fot showing!
Henny

Jean Hardy said...

This is a gorgeous entry. I am waiting for some of these houses to arrive myself and now I am very inspired! Thanks, Jean

florenceandfreddie said...

This is so lovely. Really pretty. Hope the back gets better soon.
Regards Florence.

C. Camp said...

Gorgeous, so soft and feminine. I love the gold embossing with the cream and dusky rose tones.

Netty said...

Wonderful piece, loads of interest and so pretty in vintage pink. Annette

Daniele said...

stunning piece, lots of lovely details

Sid said...

What a fab design, love your colours in this !!

Zuzu's Blog said...

absolutely beautiful. well done
Z x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

ooh I love this. So vintage!

jo said...

This is just so so pretty!!! Love it!

Zoechaos said...

Quite Beautiful XOXO Zoe

Margaret said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Can't wait for CI to get some in stock :o)

Joan said...

Beautiful ! love the soft colours and all the pretty pieces. Will be ordering one of these as soon as Jean gets them in !

lynne said...

Love the detail on your piece. Stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

lynne said...

I love your attention to detail. It wouldn't surprise me if you are the winner again, you certainly would deserve to be.
Wishes
Lynne M