It's my Anniversary today - hubby and I have been married for 26 years.
"What's that?" he asked "glass, tin, copper???"
"No, it's My Mind's Eye Paper" I said, but he didn't fall for it
I made this picture board to stand on the table tonight,
as we eat a celebration meal that, right now, I am slaving over!!
I started with the plastic stand below, which was in a perfume box set
that someone got for Christmas.
I have a nice collection of odd boxes and packages all ready to upcycle!
The first thing I did with this was to cover the plastic with some 'kraft'
Then I cut a piece of cream card,
and inked and distressed the edges.
This formed the base for my
I inked and distressed a couple of sheets of Prima Botanical DP, and added them, along with some cream lace, pearls, blooms, and a heart.
Look at me?
Can you tell, that even back then I wasn't a girly girl?
No amount of persuading could get me into a meringue with a flowing train!
Shoes - now they are another matter altogether. I LOVED these white, satin heels.
I digress ;-) The frame - this was made by cutting up an old soap powder box and wrapping it with gardener's twine. You need the cardboard to be quite stiff to withstand all that wrapping!
I love this twine, the cheaper the better, so you get the lovely whispy bits.
I'm seriously thinking about using it, in some way, to tie up my Christmas presents this year.
Finally, I added a cream bow with a silver, glitter heart.
I made the 'Love' ticket on my comp and punched it with a McGills Ticket Punch.
I did stamp 'Amour' just above my bow,
but it got covered up when I added the key charm on a piece of twine.
I think there's just room for me to go back and stamp it again, a little higher.
DP - Prima Botanical. Pearls, blooms, stickles glitter, cream ruffled ribbon, cream lace.
Gardener's Twine. Key Charm. McGills Ticket Punch.
'Amour' stamp from the Penny Black J'aime Paris set.
Dovecraft 2" Scalloped heart punch.
Xcut Botanicals leaf punch