Four of like minded friends have started to meet up on a Friday to have a day crafting and last week we decided to make the 'Tiles in a Frame' along the lines that Jean Hardy had done in Craft Stamper. This is my take on it...
The only piece of material we had was the Collections Elements chipboard tiles in a frame, we didn't have any foam board or thick card but Lynne never throws anything away and came up with some packaging she had kept.
Made the frame out of the said card, cutting an aperture in the middle, covered it in Terra, stamped with text and flourish stamps whilst still wet, once dry painted it in Dylusion aqua acrylic paint and brushed over lightly with pumpkin chalk ink. The tile frame was painted with broken china ink stain, then covered with distress crackle paint. The tiles were covered with papers from T!m's paper stash, then I added various ephemera. I'm into shrink plastic at the moment, so some of the elements are stamped then shrunk. The flower is tattered floral onto grunge paper and covered with dictionary page, then coloured with china distress stain. The butterfly from Wendy Vecchi is stamped onto grunge paper, coloured with broken china and vintage photo, then I stamped the same butterfly onto heat parts, heated and shaped and popped on top. Edge the whole lot with Inka Gold.
The delicious lunch was provided by Pat who made home made soup and fruit salad, fantastic food and a brilliant day. Thanks friends.
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