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finally able to post images

Silly me x I had a pop up blocker on which was preventing the images silly beggar anyway, I have been so experimental this month and some of my projects have been fab my favorite one so far has been a shabby chic plaque I done for a youtube crafter competition

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I just loved everything about it, the photo is of my grandparents long long LONG ago,

I will give you a brief clue as to the structure of this plaque, I added a canvas styled material to chipboard,then I attached a lace frilled border with some diamante trim,

I then added the photo and surrounded it with tiny cream pearl trim, I made the wee embellishment below the photo using craft wire and beads and then hot glued it into position, I added pale and pastel coloured flowers to again keep the simple look, then I got some old jigsaw pieces and covered them in a vintage napkin and mod podged over it and attached them,

I made a stickpin using a 2.5 inch pin, and various beads I have also added a wee handmade flower and made my own blingy center using a 10mm flatback pale pink pearl and some diamante trim again with some hotglue, the wee butterfly was just paper but I glued it to give the feeling of movement, and finally for the plaque I added a diamante brad with some chain and a few charms (2 butterflies and an F letter) the woman running the competition was Fiona so this was a wee gift to her also.

The hanger was handmade using craft wire and then covered with cream lace I added a largish rosette flower and again added a wee bling center, then added some pearl trim and lace to hand from the flower.

It just turned out so good, the back was also done too with a wee pocket if it is hanging on a wall it gives you a wee secret hiddy place to stash emergency cash or credit cards (somewhere if you were robbed they wouldnt think to look) x

anyway till later happy crafting

Love and hugs Karen

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