Tuesday 28 June 2011

Advice to the Young

There's a competition over on UK Stampers at the moment with a lovely stampy prize - why not take a look and see if you fancy joining in? You can find all the details here.

Entries have to include at least two items from a list of six ingredients (ribbon, lace, fabric, pins, glitter, vintage photo) and be in a vintage style.

I sat down with no idea at all what I was going to make except that I knew I fancied making a ribbon rose. I started by colouring a length of white silk ribbon with a Copic marker to make my flower. I then faffed and fiddled without much joy until I started looking around the craft room in search of new playthings and spotted a little frame that has probably been in my box of bits for a decade or so! I suspect it was in an IKEA multipack but I wouldn't swear to it.

I dyed the frame with my Espresso ink pad and then applied some gold Rub n Buff with a stiff bristled brush to give a shabby, hit and miss kind of finish before gluing a length of lace along the bottom.

I stamped clock faces and text onto a piece of card and popped that into the frame, leaving the glass out. The little girl is from a printed sheet that Caroline gave me in my "secret Santa" advent package back in 2009! The ribbon flower and a couple of pins finish the embellishment cluster. The sentiment is stamped onto a strip of cardstock and then curved.

It took a while to come together since I was working with no clear idea of what I wanted to achieve but I'm quite pleased with it!

Time to Stamp (CHF, retired)
Artsy Banners (Crafty Secrets)

Cryogen white

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Natural wooden frame
Silk ribbon
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Vintage photo (unknown maker - thanks to Caroline though!)

Thanks for stopping by!


Sue said...

I love the colour of your rose and the way the photo is added but not really the focal point of the project.
I'm no good at vintage/distressed, my things are much too clean and ordered for it.
Sue x

Effie said...

That's just so pretty..I love the rose.

Paula Whittaker said...


Kathy said...

oh, this is lovely Joanne

Alison said...

Gorgeous! I love the rose! x

Karen said...

This is such a gorgeous piece, love what you have done x

Lulabelle said...

Lovely! Love your rose.

Netty said...

Oh wow, fabulous piece.

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous - beautiful colours! Jo x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne - I am sure I have some of those Ikea multi pack frames as well - must dig them out!

Zoechaos said...

Its great when things just come together like they have been waiting for just this moment. How many items from the recipe did you use? end result is gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

It's beautiful Joanne, as is all your work. It does looks suspiciously like an ikea frame to me xx

Crafting Queen said...

Great altered frame!!

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely FaBuLouS!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x