Sunday, March 9, 2014

Distressed and funky flower mirror

I have had this boring mirror from IKEA hanging around for awhile now.  I finally decided to make it pretty.  I painted the base with a cream colored paint and then added some hints of pink, green, and brown to add interest.  My sanding block came out to distress all over.  Still pretty boring.  The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die was just what I needed.  I cut flowers out of cardstock, grungepaper, tissue paper, and tulle.  Once I had a bunch cut I just started to play with arrangements.  I added ink to some, paint to others, and perfect pearls mists to others.  Some I crumpled up and others I just put them on just they way they came out of the die.  The different brad and button centers added another layer of interest.  The final piece was the "Gorgeous girl" kraft tag.  It's not from a scrapbooking company, but a gift company called East of India.  They have beautiful items that work perfectly for papercrafting.
Now it is finished and ready to grace the wall of my gorgeous girl.
P.S. Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of a mirror and not get your camera, or your messy craft room in the shot.  Sheesh. :)

I am entering this mirror into A Vintage Journey's TIm Holtz challenge and Inspiration Emporium's  Splash of Color  challenge.  

What have you been crafting?
Jess

7 comments:

  1. Wow that mirror is now ultra smart with those beautiful flowers and they really do stand out with that muted palette behind them. What a fabulous make to take on A Vintage Journey, thanks for bringing it along to share with us xx

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    1. Thanks Brenda. I think it's perfectly shabby and girly :)

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  2. I am not a big flower fan, but your flowers looks gorgeous and make over is awesome! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  3. I am not a big flower fan, but your flowers looks gorgeous and make over is awesome! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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    1. Thanks Ana. I added just enough grunge to make it work!

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  4. What a beautiful decor piece! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and participating in the challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

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  5. Fabulous upcycling of the frame - your flowers are fab! Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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