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Project Eight

This weeks project was called Dreams and designed by Tracey Laughton. Here is the original one



I'm not sure why this has ended up on its side because the original picture is the right way round. Hmmm. Anyway, I decided to go through the Countryview Crafts goody box I recently purchased in order to do something a little different with this one. Here is my version.


I painted the shadow box with two shades of blue paint, but didn't add any flowers stamp wise because it just didn't work for some reason. I also didn't have any embossing powder (I keep umming and aahing about whether to buy some or not, but I've decided not to)


The goody box had the perfect solution. The Ten Second Studio metal sheets. I found some in a deep blue, then die cut some flowers. After I had cut them, I embossed them with a feathers embossing folder, then sanded them lightly so that the feather pattern became silver. I added a gold pearl to the centre of each one.

You'll notice as well that the Love sentiment is done in the same way. I have one of the christmas emboss and die cut sets from Sizzix, which up until now I haven't used, so I thought it was the perfect match for the flowers. 

I'm glad I have plenty of the foil in different colours, because I love the effects and I will definitely be using this technique again.

As well as this, I have been continuing my work on the starry night cross stitch. Here is the update so far


As you can see, I'm still on page one. I only have two colours left to go on this and then I can start on the second page. For some reason this stitch seems to be taking me ages; I started this almost three months ago and I'm still on the first page. After this I have seven more to do (and have already decided the order) so I've got plenty to finish. 

Slightly off topic, this reminds me of the Towers in LOTR. I watched the last Hobbit the other day. I recommend seeing it. There are a few faults, as there are in most book to film adaptations, but overall I think it's a suitable film to complete the Middle Earth film series, and I can't wait till next November so I can watch all six extended films together.

Sticking with Middle Earth, how can the Dark Lord scare so many people when he's so cute?


Sauron, in Pop Vinyl form. 

One last thing, and I know I'm harping on about this but it is the most important thing to me at the moment. If you want a good book to read, a dystopian novel with a difference, please follow this link.


https://britainsnextbestseller.co.uk/index.php/book/index/LonelyasaCloud

It means a hell of a lot to me that I get support over this. Depression has kept me under its thumb for too long now, but depression also led to this work. It's a double edged sword.

Anyway, happy crafting everyone
Emma



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