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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


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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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

  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!
    Dawn xx

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

  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

  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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