Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Gingersnaps - Wings

Here's my entry for today's Gingersnaps challenge theme, which is 'wings'. Nice easy one this, so no excuse for not playing along!

My project is an altered noticeboard to hang in my craft room on which to write all my projects pending and notes to self (memory like a sieve...). I got the noticeboard for about £1.20 reduced in Morrisons supermarket. I forgot to take a picture of before, but trust me it was truly minging!

Of course although I made this over a week ago I am still waiting for OH to put it up for me... Why am I not surprised???

Here's how I made it in case you'd like to know ;).

Prima frame stamps (sorry I don't know the name - they are frames and borders but I chucked the packaging)
Prima stamp: Notary (script)
Hero Arts stamp: Silhouette Grass
Tim Holtz stamps: Slight Alterations
StazOn Ink: Timber Brown
Distress Inks: Broken China; Tumbled Glass
Glimmer Mist: Gold
Brilliance Ink: Gold
Paper flowers
Cream and white card
Ink blending tool
Chipboard letters (Thickers)
Krylon pen: Gold
White acyrlic paint

First of all, I sanded the inside edge of the original picture in the top part of the frame and then created a border with gold Krylon. Then I used a baby wipe to apply a wash of white paint to the wood. I then left this to dry. When dry, I stamped the corners with StazOn.

I coloured a piece of cardstock with the two blue Distress Inks then over-stamped with the Tumbled Glass using the Notary stamp and one of the Tim Holtz background images from Slight Alterations. With the Notary stamp, I inked in up really randomly in the middle of the stamp so I didn't get edges on the stamping (i.e. I stamped an incomplete image each time).

I then stamped the Silhouette Grass, varying the height so it didn't look too uniform. I followed this with the corners and butterflies from the Prima set.

I stamped the butterflies (including the ones on the corners) again onto cream card. After cutting out, I added them with Silicone glue so the wings are lifted as if they are flying off the page.

I finished by painting all the heads of wheat and butterfly centres in gold Glimmer Mist (this makes them catch the light but is still subtle). I embellished with pearls and paper flowers. Finally I stamped a border in gold and added the lettering along it.

I look forward to seeing your creations over on Gingersnaps :).

Katy x


  1. Cor, I lurve this Katy.. tis utterly divine.. and the stamping makes it look really serene.. could look at it all day! Hugs x

  2. Wow what a what you've done with it and so useful as well. Brilliant. Just done my first Gingersnaps challenge, but its not a patch on yours. Aah well....... x

  3. I love this, Katy! It's a great idea, and you decorated it SO beautifully! I need to make one for my studio, too.

  4. Wow, wow and another wow, Love it Katy and want it now.

  5. This is stunning Katy !! such beautiful work

  6. That is just gorgeous - Love it

  7. Absolutely stunning notice board! What a fabulous idea!

  8. oh my word!!!! It's just gorgeous

  9. This notice board is fantastic and what a bargain at 1.20! I bet it looks fabulous in your office.

  10. Fabulous project Katy. I picked some of these boards up for 49p from our local morrisons =, now where did I put them.............
    x Michelle