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Monday, 25 June 2018

Artful Shrine

Hi there!
Gosh, it's been such a long time since I blogged on here despite having several projects that I meant to blog! Tonight I'm linking this post with my project over on the Paperartsy blog Here. The current theme is all about 'Shrines' and there have been some wonderfully imaginative interpretations of this theme already. Please take the time to have a look through the last week's blog posts.  So inspiring. If you contribute your own idea to the album you are in with a chance to win one of Paperartsy's very unique art aprons!

I was lucky enough to be able to use a variety of my Lynne Perrella stamps. I used various images from five sets in this project. If you pop over to the paperartsy blog you will be able to see which ones I used. The project started out like this:

The ATC frame comes ready to assemble from www.calicocraftparts.co.uk a company recommended to me by Julie-Ann Lee - the Queen of mini shrines. The large wooden tag was a fabulous bargain pack of assorted wooden tags from the MDF man. I'm afraid I don't know him by any other name! Lesley Ebdon was the link here, kindly organising a wonderful deal for several of her crafty friends and I was lucky enough to be included. Thanks Lesley! 

In order to create the apex of the shrine and hide the tag shape, I had to cut out some greyboard for both sides of the tag and join them with thin strips along the sloping edges. I was pleased with the result but it was fiddly. I then decided to use greyboard and Paperartsy Smoothy 240gms card to create panels to stamp on. If you read the blogpost you will see what a long-winded way I found to do this! Anyway, the main thing is, I was pleased with the result! 

I love the colours I've chosen here. The frames are painted with Fresco China. I love that colour! I've listed the other colours and added more details on the PA blog if you're interested to know which ones I used. Quite typically, Bougainvillea made an appearance. 

The image in the  little frame was embellished with beads, gems and German scrap in order to create a rich central focus. I must admit that I rather went to town on adding all of this ephemera. I had a great time looking through my stash to keep to  the colour choices I'd made. I really love how the background colours come through the stamped images. 

Of course by the time I had glued on the label frame and the ATC box shrine, some of these stamped images were a little hidden, but it couldn't be helped. If you have been following the PaperArtsy blog challenge, I do hope you think this is an effective contribution to the theme. Why not have a go yourself! I'd love to see your ideas. Until next time! 

I'd love to know you stopped by! Please leave a comment so I can link up 
To your blog too!