I finished up a couple of more swap items for our Mixed Media Studio group. The first project was the banner for our monthly banner swap - June to me means Father's Day and the start of camping and fishing season so those were the inspirations I used to make my banner.
I used a masculine plaid fabric for the background and then transferred the vintage image of these two gents admiring their catch onto some unbleached muslin.
I then backed the picture with a piece of burlap and sewed on some vintage buttons from my stash. Since the pictures theme was fishing, I then dug through our tackle box and found a couple of fishing flies and a lure to embellish the bottom of the banner.
Hee-hee, I love how it turned out! And yes, I did cut off the hook ends of the lures, don't want my swap partner to catch herself :O)
The next swap project was to make a faux embossed metal box using a small jewelry box, some glue and tinfoil.
Love how this turned out, it's fun and easy to do, check out the 'how to' tutorial here:
I used some black acrylic paint to age mine rather than shoe polish and it worked like a charm, love how it has a tarnished silver appearance. And what better to put into a butterfly themed box than some butterflies?
Embossed butterflies, punched butterflies, stamped butterflies, die cut butterflies - they are all in there. In a lovely twist of fate, it turns out that my partner for this swap has rather a soft spot in her heart for butterflies, I love it when stuff like that happens!
I'm working on some projects for the multitude of June challenges that began at the start of the month, so I'll post some pictures as I get them completed. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a picture of some of the lovely columbine flowers that are bursting out all over our property, such beautiful flowers and they come in all colours of the rainbow. Ain't Mother Nature grand?
Have a great week everyone and happy creating!