Guest Designer: Amy Prior11 June 2012 | By Beth in Uncategorized
Good morning, everyone! Today we are pleased to have a Amy Prior joining us as a guest designer. She’ll be sharing projects with us over the next few days.
Welcome, Amy! And now off we go….
Hi there! Amy Prior here super dooper excited to be Guest Designing for the amazing Basically Bare!!! So a bit about me… My background in Scrapbooking began when I was a teenager and I started journalling. My journal always included memorabilia, magazine clippings, photos and doodling but when I became a mother, I was introduced to a fantastic world I had only ever dreamed of! A Creative Memories class is what started me off on an obsessive streak and since learning of other brands about 5 years ago, well, the obsession has become more of a lifestyle than a hobby LOL. I love to learn and then pass new ideas on. I am constantly signing up for classes both online and off and I just love blogging and sharing my ideas & creations. Be sure to visit my blog or my facebook page and become a follower as I have some exciting things happening very soon.
I am the kind of girl that just loves to dabble in all kinds of things and I especially love teaching others how easy it can be to try new and exciting products! I hope you love what I have created using these amazing products from Basically Bare.
My first project to share with you today is a gorgeously shabby tin that I have altered using the Basically Bare Pennants-Large. This fabulous tin started off looking like this….
The tin was actually a fabulous packet of Prima flowers that I simply had to keep empty as I knew one day I would alter it. Here is the finished project.
To create this gorgeous shabby chic style, I have adhered some Crochet Trim to the outside of the tin base and lid using some Decoupage Paste from Helmar. After this was dry I have simply added layers of White Gesso & Ink to gain the effect I was happy with. Next up I have altered the fabulous Basically Bare Pennants-Large using Cherub Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and some Frayed Burlap Tim Holtz Distress Ink. It is fabulous how each of the different materials (canvas, chipboard & felt) all take the colours so differently and I think this just added to the overall effect I was hoping for. Of course I could have added a layer of Gesso to prime the surface first if I had wanted the colour shades to be exactly the same on each piece.
Again after everything was dry, and I may have been impatient and sped things up with a heat gun, I then started to adhere all the gorgeous elements to the lid. The pennants were adhered first around the edges of the lid with little bits sticking over the top. I wanted it to look like these gorgeous Basically Bare Pennants-Large were wrapping a bouquet of flowers so to speak.
Following the pennants, I have added some amazing Antique Bronze Charms from Handmade Halo and topped them off with an array of beautiful flowers and butterfly. The flowers are a mixture from Prima, Manor House Creations, Green Tara & Kaisercraft.
I am still not certain exactly what trinkets I will keep in this but at present this beauty just has pride of place on my desk and makes me smile each time I look at it J
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have enjoyed my first Guest Designer Blog Post and Project. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I will share another gorgeous Shabby Project but this time in the form of a Tiny Tabs Mini Album!
Amy Prior xxx
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