Thursday, 27 October 2016

Stampbord Mirror - PaperArtsy Squares and Grids Challenge


A great challenge over on PaperArtsy with some great inspiration so far! I thought I would make something that would be useful and I needed a mirror for my dressing table at Mum's, you know, the kind of thing you can grab and hold up a nose length to myopically put on mascara! I've had some wooden ones for ages from the pound stand at shows, which I thought would be perfect surrounded by Stampbord inchies.

I'm having a phase of watercolouring at the moment. Nothing to show you, and probably never will be, but I am improving. Anyway, as an offshoot, I decided to use some dabs of watercolour on the tiles as a change from inks. I have been using one of those mini travel palettes with a small number of colours in that you are supposed to use whilst sitting in a field of poppies. They are ideal for me when sitting in an armchair next to Mum at weekends or for taking to France. I used a selection of Hot Picks stamps for an eclectic look, and embossed them with a purpley-black embossing powder. As I've mentioned before, my room at Mum's is mainly purple, chosen because Col would hate it and I can please myself there. I tidied up the sides and the inner edge of the frame with some heathery-purple velvet ribbon which really finished off the boudoir look.

 I found the watercolours worked really well because where I found I had a blob of purple where a facial feature needed to be prominent, I could take a damp paintbrush and lift some of the colour away.

I am entering this into the PaperArtsy Squares and Grids Challenge which is here.

11 comments:

  1. Wow Lucy this is gorgeous. I love the purples and yellow - really lovely! xx

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  2. Love this Lucy, great colour combo x

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  3. This is beautiful mirror Lucy, I love the colours combo too. xx

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  4. this has turned out great, Lucy!

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  5. What a great idea. It looks lovely. That's one of my favourite HotPicks sets. Lx

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  6. what a great addition to your room - love the dabs of colour xx

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  7. Ooh this is beautiful! It's going to be a lovely addition to your room at your Mum's! Thank you for visiting me! xxx

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  8. Love this Lucy! I remember doing something similar at your house one time :-)
    Alison xxx

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  9. This is beautiful Lucy, I love the colours that you've used.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Really cool, Lucy - love the bright colours with the bold black stamping - so modern and sharp.
    Alison x

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