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Saturday, 19 July 2014

AVJ: Dies and distress

Morning lovelies! How are you today? I hope you are well. We are and had a good first day of the holidays although we didn't manage a trip to the beach - it was very windy here so we went to Happy Mount Park in Morecambe instead which is well sheltered and has a great adventure playground. It was very quiet because most schools here haven't broken up yet. I even managed to have a play myself - lol!!!!

I've been playing with my new timmy dies again - using the techniques from yesterdays post but this time I altered a mirror frame. I think I'm taking this to germany as a gift - not fully certain yet!!!


Here are some closer shots:

This one shows the echinoid die cut that I covered with distress paint then added frantage and heat set. 

The seahorses were cut from kraft card and painted with distress paints, dried and then painted with rock candy clear crackle paint. Once dry they were stained with distress stain and heat dried.

The main mirror first had shells and string stuck to it then painted with white gesso - then distress paints and distress inks and distress stains.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AVJvintagejourney dies-and-distress: Dies and Distress
Frillie and funkiefrillyandfunkie: Cool water
Pan pastelpanpasteluk: Inspired by Tim Holtz

Thanks for looking today and I hope you have enjoyed your visit! Big Hugs! Rachel xx



20 comments:

  1. Good morning Rachel,
    I love your wonderful project, a beautiful transformation.
    I am sure it will be a well received gift.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

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  2. Really gorgeous Rachel, I am sure they will love it in Germany

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  3. Fantastic frame.. Great gift, Px

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  4. You have made a beautiful job of the mirror Rachel, I love, love the seahorse die and you have used it beautifully here. The added string and shells are the perfect finishing touch. Anne xx

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  5. Apologies Rachel, I should have thanked you for joining in our challenge over at A Vintage Journey! Anne xx

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  6. Stunning Rachel, I love this frame. Shame about the wind yesterday, wish we had some down here, it was so hot. Not much better today and we've had rain all night.

    Sue xx

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  7. What a fantastic altered frame, Rachel - brilliant use of all those dies, and lovely textures throughout! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  8. Your altered frame looks fantastic and would make a great gift too.

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  9. Fabulous frame and loving the sea scene you created.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Rachel this is a fantastic altered frame...super.colour combo's....hope you are enjoying your weekend...
    The Journey is the Start

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  11. A beautiful altered mirror frame Rachel, it will be a perfect gift for someone.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Beautifully decorated mirror love the dies and added shells
    Carol x

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  13. Rachel, your altered mirror is now a wonderful piece of wall d├ęcor. Love the cool water effect and great use of your dies and distress! Love this. Thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  14. A lovely altered mirror frame Rachel. Love all the detail and the colours.
    Mags
    x

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  15. Such a nice way to save treasured memories! Fabulous!

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  16. This is fantastic Rachel and what a great idea for using these die cuts in a truly dimensional way. I can see this adorning a bathroom and bringing a smile every morning. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey and Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  17. Great make! Thanks for joining us in our Inspired by Tim Holtz challenge at Premium Crafts Brands Challenge blog
    Anjie (DT)

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  18. Your mirror is fabulous Rachel. Beautiful vibrant colours and I love the die cuts. This will be a stunning gift. Thank you so much for joining in with us at AVJ this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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  19. Wonderful mirror transformation. Love all the beach inspired die cuts and the techniques you used to make them stand out. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  20. Simply brilliant love the way you have achieved it

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