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Friday, 20 June 2008

More Tim Burton Than Tim Holtz ...

That's how I'm describing my current style! LOL. I luuuurve this altered project so much that I've had to get an extra shelf in my scraproom so it can have pride of place. As soon as I had the Fleuriste paper pad & blackboard shapes, I knew just what I wanted to make! The box is also by Cosmo Cricket: the Storybook Cigar Box (OK, I confess I bought it for the box & the chipboard letters were a bonus! LOL) I left the acetate window intact & cut the papers to shape ... difficult to photograph but really sets it off IRL. I added a 'make a wish' rub on (Fleuriste again) - check out the door knob ... another of those real ale bottle tops!

The birds have real feathers & I have quite a collection now ... Love birds!! I created the 'broken' picture frame from a blackboard frame & a journal card from the paper pad - just added Diamond Glaze to the bottom edge & gently pressed in plenty of Diamond Dust. Once dry, it looks just like a pile of glass shards.

I'm particularly pleased with the hanging sign over the garden 'door'. It's just a length of a wooden bamboo skewer, painted black. The sign is hanging on black wire, which wraps along the whole length of the pole. I can almost imagine it creaking ominously in the wind as the crow caws and flies out of the garden. OK, is that too weird?? LOL.
It's almost midnight in the UK, so I guess I should be thinking about sleep. I have a couple more Cosmo Cricket posts to make tomorrow & a whole load of other posts that are starting to mount up ... So I guess it's gonna be a busy blogging weekend! LOL


elliemook said...

Wow, I really love this. See what you meant by the Tim Burton comment now lol x

crissi said...

wow this is amazing Beverly love the birds love it all deff needs to have center stage on that shelf.

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!