Saturday, 27 March 2010

Two firsts -Altered stuff and Allsorts challenge

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After
This is my first attempt at altering something and my first entry in a challenge-Allsorts 'rags to riches' I was inspired by Lucy Edmondson's(True Colours Blog) Amazing Alice mirror featured in the last edition of making gifts magazine -it's fab. I decided to make my own majorly inferior version and had a lot of fun doing it. The base is an Ikea mirror which was the bargain price of £1-19 and I used distress inks to make a rainbow like background on pieces of stampbord to signify the wonderland feel (it ended up a bit more like somewhere over the rainbow from the Wizard of Oz but hey I'm still learning) .Then I stamped the Alice images from the Oxford Impressions Classic Alice set -which are stunning and will be featuring heavily in many guises on here over the next few weeks.
I had no idea how difficult it is to photograph a mirror but after many disasterous attempts this is the best I could get. I can't wait to try altering more things -if it ain't moving then I'll be altering -best the cats don't stay still too long lol

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jude

    What a geat first attmpt at this type of craft, a really great project. Keep them coming.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  2. Oh Judith its absolutly beautiful, kay is here and she thinks that there is no inferiority at all about it ( smacked legs)xx simply gorgeous!!

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  3. Welcome to Allsorts and I hope you'll come back to us again. Your project is lovely and I'm glad you joined with it. Good luck!

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  4. This has turned out amazing! Love the vibrant colours,

    Lucy x

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  5. Lovely project,
    Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
    Fleur xXx

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  6. A brilliant bit of altering! Those stamps are lovely aren't they?! x

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