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Monday, 8 March 2010

UKS Weekly Challenge 2nd week March

I have the pleasure of setting the challenge on UKS this week -

The challenge is to use fabric/make your own embellishment and use old stash.

Here, everything on this layout is at least 4 years old, with the exception of the Prima Say it in Pearls, and the stamps. I also used a K & Co Life's Journey tag, and dry brushed paint over one of those paper self-adhesive borders. The title font is "Slobbery Kisses" (eergh!) and is a Sizzix 12" alphabet die. I painted over the black letters with purple and purple iridiscent paints mixed together so they have a shine to them. The flower is made from lots of layers - base layer is quilting fabric, next layer is like some coarse and stiff angelina fibre, the next layer is a fine lawn, and then centred with scrunched up 7 gypsies tissue paper, a shaped gold clip cut in half, and some twirled up lace coloured in with a purple Copic marker and glued in the middle of the rose.

The tissue paper and lawn were painted with a liquid mix of bronze Perfect Pearls, and there was also cinnamon Stickles splodged here and there intermittently around the flower.

The 6 x 6 background and tag were sent to me in a swap some years ago.  The postcard commemorates a visit to the Charles Hosner Morse museum of American art in Winter Park, Florida, made on a trip in 2005. (The museum pretty exclusively focuses on Louis Comfort Tiffany, who I just adore - and is a must see if you should ever go to Florida).  I used the postcard because photography was not allowed in the museum. 

I hope people firstly join in, but mostly - enjoy the challenge! 


  1. That is one L of a brilliant blousey flower Ali. Beautiful.

  2. Lovely flower, too good for the LO, WEAR IT!!!!