Saturday, 10 April 2010

Allsorts challenge 47

This week at Allsorts it is the fantastically talented Brenda's turn to host the challenge. She selected the theme "Petals and Pearls", and I'm sure you can make something absolutely gorgeous out of that.
I took this old notice board and painted the frame with linen acrylic paint. Distressed it to get the shabby look, put a new hanger ribbon and attached some petals and pearls. To make the brown cork plate less brown I used a sponge with acrylic paint. Images (Karen's Doodles and Whiff of Joy) are painted with distress ink - victorian velvet and pumice stone. Pearl swirls made with pearl makers and the help of my trusted home-made swirl template.

The compulsory "before-picture" ;)

Our Creative Corner has a bow theme so I'm entering that as well =).


Lisa said...

Hi Helene, Wow this is lovely! Love the swirls and gorgeous flowers.

Have a lovely weekend.

Lisa x

brenda said...

Hi Helene

This is such a clever project and a really lovely finished piece of work.

B x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

amazing! I adore this! you did a wonderful job!


Susie Sugar said...

How Lovely so pretty you are clever darling
Well of course you are that why you're on our DT !! simply the best xx

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great Idea...Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week:-)

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a stunning creation...thanks for playing along with the OCC!!!

Cardarian said...

Lovely idea! So beautiful!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Helene, your images are fabulous and your floral detail is awesome.
Nicola -x-

Denise Clark said...

Love the image of this young lady looking so grown up and sophisticated! The soft browns and touch of pink are wonderful! What a great idea to dress up a bulletin board!