Today is the last day of school before the easter holidays for my little chublets - we've got plenty planned for next week - so I hope it should be a funtime for all!
I've got my first ever chunky ATC to share with you today - I was inspired by those done previously by my good friend Anne and also the challenge over on the A Vintage Journey Challenge blog this fortnight! I wonder what you'll make of it!
As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to attempt something like this - infact since I went to Port Sunlight and met the lovely Anne again and she gave me some feet - (featured on my chunky ATC) I've been looking for an excuse. Anyway with this in mind I spent a little time in Wickes and chose the knob for the top and got my lovely hubbie to saw some wood to size and fit the knob!!!
Then I set to work covering the whole thing with Tim papers then stamping the TH Moulin rouge stamp. I got this stamp quite by accident but since it fits the theme perfectly I am a very happy bunny. This stamp reminds me of a girls trip I organised to Paris in my younger days - it was only when we got to our hotel that we realised I had chosen an establishment close to the moulin rouge in an area with lots of ladies of the night!!!! My girlfriends never let me forget that one! It also brings me to the song that this piece reminds me of - Lady Marmalade!
On two of the sides I used a TH layering stencil and festive berries DI to add further pattern to the papers then used the description from Jennie - here - to make the shabby flowers. The pieces were diecut from TH papers. I also added a little bit of lattice work to either side.
Finally I added the rosette on the top and the feet on the base and the lace.
I had such a lotl of fun making this piece and it is so different from my normal thing - I hope you like it as much as I do!!!
I'd like to enter my chunky ATC into the following challenges:
A vintage Journeyvintagejourney: A little bit french
Fussy and Fancyfussyandfancychallenge: Travel
Pan pastelpanpasteluk: Pretty shabby chic
rhedd and rosies:rheddandrosies AG
ourcreativecorner6-/with-song-in-your-heart (lady marmalade - I think thats what its called)
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today - thankyou for coming along and I hope to see you again soon! Big crafty Hugs!