Sunday, January 31, 2016

Looking forward, looking back - February Challenge at UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles February challenge is Looking forward, looking back with the twist of Window or mirror. You can make whatever you like, but without any stamps.

I was inspired to make a piece that celebrates my journey to changing my life for the better, and I put this on my mantle to remind me how far I've come. All my followers & friends, you have no idea how much you've helped me.

I've had this punched chipboard frame in my stash for years, and I simply inked it with Quick Quotes & Versamark chalk inks and strung some ombre ribbon through the holes. The background is a watercolor paper. I masked the edges before decorating it with spray inks. Then I inked the edges with a black Wink of Stella glitter pen. The phrases are rub-ons from Tim Holtz that I won from the Kraft Outlet, and the yellow silicon frame was handmade by a dear friend. The wings were cut from G45 papers & vellum on my silhouette; they're actually extras from an old project. I made the "mirror" with silver foil cardstock. As you can see, it does reflect!  

I hung it onto this necklace holder my mother-in-law gave me, and put it in my crafting space to inspire me.

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teamies and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!

4 Crafty Chicks #283: Anything BUT A Card
Creative Artiste Challenge: Anything Goes + use Chipboard
UnstampaBelles: Looking forward, looking back with the twist of Window or mirror

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  1. What a pretty mirror!! I love the ribbon strung around the frame :) Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  2. CG you certainly create some gorgeous things. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog... Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda Alman xx

  3. Looking at this each day will certainly inspire you! Beautifully crafted. Good to have you with us at Creative Artistes Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx


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