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Key holder

Well I managed to pull my finger out and finish the key holder. It started off as a white holder, same as the one I altered before. I started by gluing some gems onto the butterflies, then painted it all black, then gold. After that I distress embossed some of the butterflies.

The wings and circle from a couple of posts ago were painted black then bronze, and distress embossed in the same way. Before I distress embossed the circle, I added a time piece so that it looks like a clock. I glued them together and attached to the holder. Finally, I cut some flowers out of Steampunk Spells paper, glued a filmstrip onto the holder, and glued the flowers, plus some paper flowers from my stash onto the strip, and attached a blue ribbon to hold it up.




 
As you can see, one of the hooks is bent. I could not bend it back! (certified weakling)


 
I like this cos it's got that steampunk vibe but the flowers give it a vital spark of colour.
 
Next week off so I'm heading to Newcastle to see my best friend. Which means a fourteen hour coach trip each way. Thankfully this laptop is small enough to fit in my bag.
 
Ems

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  1. Fab make Emma,very striking.
    Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my blog a few weeks ago,it's really appreciated. Hope you're ok
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks Donna - it's good to see you back blogging but remember you are far more important than your blog. If it's helping you get through a hard time that's great, if it becomes a slog then take some time out. That's what I do.
      Hugs
      Emma

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