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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Nautical and Shabby

Good morning everyone,

I know those of you who visited the challenge this month may just have noticed a new team member... right?  Well even though I'm sure you all know Bev Rochester I thought before Bev shares her first solo post we should introduce Bev properly.  So without further ado, here's a little bit about our newest DT Member


Hey!  I'm Bev from All The Things I Love.  I've always been crafty, starting off with crochet, knitting, cross stitch, tapestry, then I dabbled with jewellery making for a while.  After that I was doodling one day and discovered I could draw (yeah I was shocked lol) and moved on to painting portraits and animals in acrylics.  I got tired of that (as you do) and moved on to decorating eggs in the Faberge style where I got so involved with the UK Guild I ended up being a tutor and judge ... that's one expensive hobby I can tell you!  Meeting with a group of ladies once a week lead me in to cardmaking and rubber stamping and well, the rest is history.  I've been making cards for about 8 years now, but only seriously got addicted to stamping around 6 years ago.  Cardmaking took over my life up until a couple of years ago when ill health made me take a step back and reconsider things.  Now I make cards for me, and get great pleasure out of that rather than churning out a card or two a day as well as holding down a full time job.  I stood down from all bar two design teams to ease up on things, so to say I was thrilled when Tracy invited me on to the team is an understatement, I was tickled pink!

I love anything cute, with loads of embellishments although I am loving the vintage look which some of the Noor girls do so well.  I don't think I will ever give up rubber stamping, I get so much pleasure from taking an inked image and bringing it to life with markers or inks.  Then I dig out the dies, lace, ribbons and flowers and I'm in seventh heaven :)

So this is first post as a DT member for Noor! Design, and I’m thrilled to bits to be on the team.
I’ve a couple of Dutch Doobadoo MDF projects to share today, a calendar using the fab Ship’s Wheel and just because I have to have me some pink I also decorated a door hanger.
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I painted the wheel with gold acrylic paint, then a coat of crackle medium then finished off with white acrylic paint.  I added a brass 100 year calendar to the centre (this puppy was MADE for the wheel!)
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The embellishments are from the new paper art.  These are fab!  I embossed these with Old Silver Frantage embossing powder.  I love the look this gives, and totally transforms the paper art.
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For my next project I went so totally PINK!  I used the gorgeous Vintage wood papers
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Butterflies, flowers and gesso added to the shabby chick look I wanted for this.
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Thanks for stopping by
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4 comments:

  1. Good luck, love to see your creations!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  2. So great to see you here Bev.....you're a really perfect addition to their terrific design team. Love these 2 projects xx

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  3. Two beautiful projects, so different but each equally gorgeous. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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