Friday, 26 July 2013

Shabby Chic but not intentionally

This week over at Crafts4eternity our challenge for this coming week is  
"Anything Goes"
I ordered and received this week, having seen many wonderful projects out there in Blogland, Karen Burnistons Sizzix accordion Album Die. I had an idea in my head what I wanted to make, however it didn't turn out as I first imagined. It ended up quite shabby chic which wasn't where I was originally going, this I have to say happens quite often, lol,
I cut the die in acetate, probably not the best medium to start with. The frame is cut from corrugated packaging, trimming out the centre as I can't find anyone with the matching frame die in stock. It is then painted roughly with gesso and sprayed with chocolate dylusion spray and then edged with shabby white embossing powder, torn pieces of Tim Holtz tissue tape finish it off.
I then punched out, from varies DP'sand edged with walnut stain D.I 3 sizes of butterflies and glued to the acetate, they are meant to look like they are flying towards you. I then added T.H. tickets,chit chat stickers and embellishments. I have edged the card in vintage lace before sticking the front and back paper on.
As this closes flat (well flatish) here is the front
I can't really get a good photo but hopefully you get the idea. I am not really sure that I am happy with it but it has at least been a good chance to practice with my new die. I need to have another play with it.
So why not pop over to Crafts4eternity and show us what you have just made as it's "Anything Goes" week.
Thanks for visiting,
Amanda X


  1. Wow, Amanda... I'm slightly speechless. This is absolutely breathtaking - I can't imagine why you're unsure about it. A brilliant idea, and the subtle neutrals and weathered textures are simply beautiful.
    Alison xx

  2. This is sooo beautiful Amanda! Love it!So unusual and gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful use of the butterflies.

  4. It's a wow from me too Amanda, it is my current favourite die and I love how you used it! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Fabulous! love your idea with the acetate and butterflies.
    Avril xx

  6. Beautiful project Amanda love how the butterflies look like they are in flight. Have a lovely weekend hugs x

  7. Love, love your butterflies Amanda and the display of them is stunning. The beautiful corrugated and acetate are an unusual combination that fit perfectly together on this wonderful piece. Fabulous work.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Looks fantastic, love how you have created a very dimensional effect

  9. This is AMAZING Amanda! I have that die! In fact I have two of them as when I couldn't find it in the UK,ordered from the US and then the next day found it in stock in the UK and ordered it again! LOL! Like you, I haven't been able to find the matching die. Love how you used the acetate to create the floating butterflies. Fabulous work! keeleyxx


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