Tuesday 1 January 2013

Fleur de Lys UPA RAQ - The Paris Issue

Happy New Year Everyone - I hope it is everything you want it to be.

Today at Unruly PaperArts sees the start of a month inspired by a wonderful city and we travel to the City of Light to be inspired by the beautiful and stylish Paris of today and yesteryear.

To start us off I have made a small frame with a Fleur de Lys theme.

The frame was painted with two coats of emulsion and when dry covered with a mix of Fresco Finish metallic glaze and cranberry Adirondack ink and later rubbed over and painted with ripe persimmon. To make it look older it was sanded in places and inked over with walnut stain.

The backing board was covered with music paper then clear embossed twice and inked over with dried marigold, picked raspberry and cranberry.

I stamped a Fleur de Lys on green coredinations paper and cut out mounting the metal charm in the middle of it.

The embellishment on the backing board is a spellbinders fleur de lys accents.

Well having had the family, friends and neighbours in last night to celebrate and see in the new year, Ken and I spent the day clearing up and then getting all the decorations down and put away. Now I can focus on getting some serious time in my little craft room. I hope you had a good evening too and are ready now to have fun exploring new techniques, styles and ideas over the next 12 months.

hugs {brenda} x0x



catherine said...

Happy new year to you and your family Brenda. Your project looks fantastic. Glad you all enjoyed yourself last night.
x catherine

Netty said...

Smashing frame Brenda. Happy New Year, Annette x

Terry said...

We are working on putting all the Christmas decorations away! Happy New Year! Love the weathered look you created! Gorgeous altered frame and music background! Enjoy the remaining first day of the new year! Hugs!

Jenny Marples said...

Another great frame here Brenda. You really are on to a winner here. Love your choice of colours. I have a Spellbinders die set with as yet untouched Fleur de Lis - hmmm, if time allows I may just have to give this a go.
Glad to hear you had a great night last night. Wishing you and the family a fabulous year in 2013. As the song goes 'things can only get better'. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
I love how you have painted up your frame, your background is very dramatic, and stands up beautifully against the lightness of your frame.
The Fleur de Lys looks amazing.
Smiles :-)

Redanne said...

Your frame is gorgeous Brenda and beautifully aged. The middle is so striking and beautiful too. Happy New Year to you and hope 2013 is a good year for you. Hugs, Anne x

Irene said...

Hi Brenda,
Wishing you and your family all the best for 2013.
Irene xx

Gina said...

Gorgeous project...now I can't stop humming "Greensleeves" lol :D XXX

Karin said...

this frame is gorgeous!! Happy new year! Greetings karin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's another wonderful creation.

Juls said...

so very stylish!! Hugs Juls