My shining star

My shining star

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Altered mirror for AVJ

Hello lovelies!How are you? Hope you've had the sunshine we had! Its been glorious! A very warm run this morning was hard work but its another one in the bank. I may do another tomorrow but if its too warm I'll swim! Lets just wait and see.

I spent two hours in my attic the afternoon - it was a tidying day - maybe I will need tomorrow afternoon too before my attic is back in a workable state - things have gotten pretty bad up there but I'm determined to whip it into some sort of shape! Lol!!! The tidying was started all because I can't find my distress ink air splatter tool - still not found it so no Tims tag tonight - but more tidying! Hopefully it will appear soon!!!!

This evening I would like to share with you whats been keeping me busy since Tuesday - I've been altering a mirror using Tim Holtz stamps, distress markers, white tissue paper and glue and seal.
Here's the result:


The images were stamped in versafine onto tissue paper then coloured - I used the following distress markers: 
Chipped sapphire
Mermaid Lagoon
Gathered twigs
Squeezed Lemonade
Ripe Persimmon
Salty Ocean


Once coloured I cut each flower out and decoupatched them onto the frame which I had first painted with tea dye distress crackle paint.


I'm pretty pleased with the result and it adds a little femininity to my bedroom.

I would like to enter this into this months challenge at A vintage Journey through-looking-glass.
I should also like to enter this into pinkleart sunday-stamper-week-352-true-blue

I hope you like it - and thanks for any comments you have - I'm off to have a look at what you've been up to.

Big Hugs

Rachel x

28 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I bet it's even prettier in person.

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  2. This is gorgeous Rachel. Really will have to try this technique.
    Mags
    x

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  3. It looks fabulous Rachel...a real work of art! Carol x

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  4. Wow, fantastic mirror Rachel, I love the flowers all the way round (and the selfie) I bet it looks great on the wall. You are good running again today as it was quite warm, my exercise was putting the hoover around than I had to sit in the garden and have a cup of coffee. Long may the warmer weather continue.

    Hugs Sue.xx

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  5. Brilliant, I love the effect you have got on your beautiful mirror
    Patricia x

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  6. WOW Rachel this is stunning. Love the colous and design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Brilliant decorated mirror frame love the flowers and colours -good to hear you are back running think I overdid the walking today lol still having pain with the toe I broke last year on 1st April then a couple of months ago bruised my other foot tripping over quilt so pain and swelling on both feet !!!
    Carol x

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  8. This is gorgeous Rachel. I love the design and the colours are so beautiful.
    Sending you big hugs, Sue xx

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  9. This is a fabulous project Rachel and the stamping looks great. I love the colours. Glad you are enjoying this lovely weather. I hope you find your spritzer tool in your room. You will have put it one of those safe places!!!!So safe we never see it again(lol)
    x catherine

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  10. This is a fabulous piece of work Rachel, a lovely design and great techniques and a lasting piece of furniture too.
    Lorraine

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  11. Hi Rachel
    This is Stunning ... Lot of hard work there ... You have so much energy...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  12. Oh wow, fabulous results, absolutely love it!

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  13. Love your mirror Rachel,I have just started a similar project myself.xxx

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  14. Love your mirror Rachel, it looks like a lot of work

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  15. Fabulous work, Rachel it looks wonderful. Vee xx

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  16. Altering and home decor at its best... what a gorgeous mirror. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  17. Your mirror is beautiful Rachel, I bet it looks fabulous in your bedroom.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. Fabulous alteration Rachel! Is that you in the mirror? LOL. Wow you cut all the flowers out - it is stunning, really worth the effort. Have a wonderful weekend. Nikki xx

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  19. What a fantastic piece Rachel.. Looks brilliant, Px

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  20. Another gorgeous piece! It is so lovely bright and sunny - makes me feel cheerful with those gorgeous colours Karen x

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  21. Goodness Rachel, this is a real labour of love! I love the colours and the flowers are beautiful on your frame - I love the photo of you in the mirror too! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Through the Looking Glass' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  22. What a lovely altered mirror, Rachel - this must be quite the centrepiece on your bedroom wall! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  24. I love your mirror Rachel! I et it looks beautiful in your room!
    Love that you're in the photo too!
    Hope your tool turns up soon too! lol!
    I usually find things under my nose after hunting for them for ages!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. Stunning project Rachel, love the colours, so pretty, Cathy x

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  26. What a creative and beautiful way to decorate a plain mirror frame Rachel! The colors and decoupaged stampings are lovely! Thank you so much for joining us in the AVJ Through the looking Glass challenge! Julia xx

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  27. What a unique and lovely way to decorate your home! Love the mirror! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx