Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Good morning friends
I trust that this finds you well. Today I have a day off and have decided to be shamefully self indulgent and do nothing that smacks remotely of work.
But that's besides the point. Today I thought I'd share my latest make with you.

This is one of Creative Expressions "staged sentiments"  The Art Deco style of writing really appealed to me.
I began by painting everything with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic in Quinacridone Violet and Pthalo Turquoise.

 While that was drying I stamped my Fantasy 2 background onto white card in Jet Black Archival Ink and cut and glued it behind the "closed" letters and the open hearts at the bottom.
 A bit of random stamping on the base using the same stamp. I also did some heat embossing to the base too. (I just forgot to take a picture)
 Then I decided to add so gilding. I used the Cosmic shimmer gilding glue on a piece of Cut and Dry foam and added that to the upper part of the letters. I decanted some flakes into a container and then proceeded to make a mess.......
 Once everything was covered I removed the loose flakes with a brush and rubbed everything down.
 I stamped some Distress ink onto my craft sheet and
  used a water filled brush to colour in the stamped elements.
 I took one of That Craft Place's Keys and painted it with the same colours. I added some Treasure Brass to highlight everything and attached it to the base with a drop of glossy accents.
 Job done. I had fun doing it and it got the wife's seal of approval as she has already stolen it so it's all good.
Hope you have a good day folks.