Monday 7 July 2014

Burlap Panel – vintage fun

A small offering from me today but a burlap panel that worked out better than I imagined in my head. I am adding this to Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #6 which is all about using Tim's burlap panels. You can find Tim's version on P.37 of his book, but this is my version using texture paste, stamps and distress paints.
I started with the panel, some texture paste and picket fence distress paint and I stamped a small text stamp lightly over the top. I also edged with walnut stain distress ink.
I gathered and made the elements I wanted to use including the knife, fork and spoon from Tim’s Nature Walk set of stamps. The little feather is a spellbinders die that Astrid let me die-cut when she came down to stay and go to Ally Pally last year – thank you Astrid.
The chipboard shape is one from a Maya Road set I have and I distress painted it with antiqued bronze, dried it and then some frayed burlap, dried it and then mottled picket fence using the dabber and a babywipe.
The cutlery set were stamped in black archival on silver card, cut out and tied with some distressed ribbon…..
…. and I finished by using some letter gross grain type ribbon, chit chat stickers and label letters to create the saying.

Thanks Anita for the heads up for the CC3C, I had it in mind but not got round to adding it.

I expect we will be seeing some of the planes coming in for Farnborough Air Show next week, I live virtually under the flight path and it’s an incredible feeling watching and hearing the jets going over the house, especially when they have engines at full blast – you can almost feel the heat from them. I am looking forward to going to the show on the 19th July  -  anyone else going at all?

Have a great creative week and hopefully we will see some more sunshine in the UK.

hugs Brenda xx