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Monday, 15 August 2011

Fairies or Angels at Make My Monday

Today sees the 3rd challenge in my month of "Things with Wings" at Make My Monday, it was so much fun checking out all your birds and bugs last week - we now have a few regulars and its great to see them enjoying our challenges.  Anyway this week we would like to see your:-

Fairies and / or Angels

My piece for the design team is a "picture frame" made from an very bright garish red Manchester United photograph album which I picked up in the local Cancer Research charity shop.


I gessoed the book directly onto the glossy cover and pages - this was done deliberately as I wanted it to look "scratched", if not I would have sanded it down.  I then proceeded to paint it with acrylic paint, a very green green lol:)  I edged with an ochre acrylic paint and then overstamped.
I am also entering this into the Crafty Individuals monthly challenge where Helen has given the theme "bright and beautiful" and where there is some fabulous samples from the Design Team.    The Crafty Individuals products used are:-

CI-132 (whole), CI-175 (whole), CI-302 (part), CI-171 (part), complimentary CI stamps, glossy image, chipboard frame and papers from the "trees" mini book.

My garden fairy was coloured with distress inks and then coloured further with Promarkers.  All the flowers were coloured with Promarkers to get the brightness.  The butterflies were stamped with distress inks and then glittered.  I could not get the hymn All things bright and beautiful from my head so also added some music paper from the hymn (you have to look closely lol).
The little girl on the front of my photo frame was turned into a fairy by adding some of the garden fairy's wings.  The frame was coloured with distress ink, peeled paint and some stamping.  Both the frame and image were triple embossed with UTEE.
Check out my fellow teamies work on the Make My Monday challenge blog, its wonderful - I am looking forward to seeing your fairies and angels this week! 

10 comments:

Nigel said...

It's beautiful, and looks so much better than in it's original form ;)

Fliss said...

This is absolutely stunning Suz and the inside panels look just gorgeous making such beautiful frames.
Would never have guessed what it started out as!
Have a good week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous - who would have thought a Man United item could turn into anything so beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous frame - fairies are so much nicer than football! - Jacqueline xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so pretty!

Suzi B said...

So lovely Suze... who needs football1
Sue xx

Cath said...

Would never of known what it started out as, its gorgeous.

Cathx

Jean Hardy said...

What a transformation - beautiful! Thanks for joining in the challenge. Jean

Ephemera said...

Beautiful, beautiful project, lovely colour palette. X

Yvonne Garner said...

Your cards are stunning. I just recently ordered my first stash of crafty individual stamps, after seeing them as part of this challenge. Can't wait for them to arrive! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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