Monday, 1 July 2019

July challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all,

It has been summer for just a little over a week in the northern hemisphere, and we actually got a little sun in Leeds for about a day and a half. This may not seem like a big deal to many people, but in Leeds that's something of a minor miracle, lol.
but it's raining again now, and likely to be overcast all week again, so I guess it was fun while it lasted!

Now I had actually planned to make something summer themed for my dt inspiration for Altered Eclectics this month, but guess what..? I was too busy actually enjoying the sun!

So I'm afraid my offering is more spring than summer themed, but hey, maybe next month...

I used a cloth canvas I got in a Craft Box a while ago, and loved the look of. Unfortunately, though they look fab, they're not so great to work with, as the material gives far more than regular canvas or burlap panels do, and it's harder to get things to adhere. But where there's a will, and all that...

For the base, I used a page from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, layered on some magenta coloured tissue paper. for the focal image I used an image out of the same book and framed it, then covered it in crackle accents (it was originally going to be crazing distress collage medium, but when I opened the tub it was rock solid :(  )
I added die-cuts, flowers, a resin bird in a nest and a sentiment, then finished off by splattering the whole thing with Distress Inks.

All in all, it was rather a lot of fun...

And that was me. Don't forget to go check out the blog, as my fellow teamies have some fab inspiration for you too!

Have a fantabulous day!



Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project Sammy, as always. Love the colours and design. Have a creative week. Judy

Crafting Queen said...

REally pretty creation!