I am so over the top excited to be Guest Designer, this month at Gauche Alchemy!! Love their kits!! They are full of vintage goodies and ephemera, and odds and ends, you won't find anywhere else!! For my GDT spot, I got to play with the Happy Housewife Kit....gorgeous!! Gauche's kits, really force you to think outside of the box!!!
Here's my first project.....
That is not a frame, ladies and gents....that is a stainless steel tray, included in the kit! I fell in love, and had to turn it into a frame. I first painted my piece pink, then glued down a catalog page, and the doily over top. I felt it needed something on the border, so I added some Modellier Creme from Viva Decor using a stencil I purchased at AC Moore. Some stickles dots carried my theme throughout.
That is one of Julie Nutting's stamps from Prima.....I think that's only the second time I've used it. I stamped her on a book page, then on a red napkin (kit) as well as on an old envelope, also in the kit. I added more stickles to her top, skirt and shoes. The skirt was colored with Distress Ink in Black Soot. The wallpaper piece in the background was stencilled with Mini Flower Frenzy from Crafter's Workshop and Pan Pastels in Magenta Extra Dark. The cameo 'pictures' are washi tape (kit), and I fussy cut a Hambly Screen Print chandelier. My title was printed from my computer, and yes, you guessed it....stickled!!
I am very please with how my frame turned out!! So if youare looking for something that is totally different, then you need to check out the Gauche Alchemy store!! You won't be disappointed!!!
Happy thinking outside the box!!