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Gifts from Fiona

Published March 7, 2013 by theodoodles

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These are a few projects I have been working on this week.  I received these mdf plaques as a gift when I placed an order with Fiona @ jennings644.Etsy store.  Fiona has the most beautiful stuff in her store and very reasonable priced as well.  She is also  as you can see a very generous lady.   The first little plaque I gessoed and painted with three coats of black acrylic paint I then went round the edge with docrafts Artiste Metallic White acrylic paint.  The border of little singing birds is from Marianne design Springtime paper collection.  The little fence is made from lollipop sticks and wire to hold them together, and the little sayings are a free download from Cuddly Buddly.  I had great fun making this little plaque and I think it will look nice hanging on the wall.

The next one is I think it is called a configuration box.  Mine is made up of papers that I have tried to connect with the charms that are in the box.  First is a victorian chocolate box cover, hence the victorian cameo.  The second large one is named journey and shows part of a chinese parasol, a square in either venice or russia and a clock named Kensington London.  On this I have put a charm of Big Ben, a taxi, and the Eiffel Tower to represent travel.  The third large one is a bird singing in a tree, and a bird in a cage.  The first small triangle is of an old fashioned sailling rig in the ocean, hence the ship’s wheel, the middle triangle is a script background with a camera and a pen to represent journalling on your travels.  The small triangle in the middle is a background of the Eiffel Tower and has a little charm picture of the Eiffel Tower.  The last little triangle is of a branch of  a tree with a little owl sitting on it.  The box is surrounded with chinese braid and a Wild Orchid Rose at the top.  The rest of the flowers are from my stash.

The last is a doorhanger, which I gessoed and painted pink. then I did two coats of the metallic paint which gave it a lovely shimmer.   I put some cream broaderie angliese and some  cream crochet lace as a background, then I matted a picture taken from Magic Moonlight Studio 58, (she does some beautiful vintage photos and she allows you to use them on your work, which is very generous) on to a piece of Kraft cardstock and distressed with vintage photo.  I then distressed the edges with my knife then did them with walnut stain.  The bottom roses I made myself and the other two are from WOC, the trims are from jennings 644.Etsy store and the small roses are from my own stash.  I really enjoyed making these and thank you again Fiona for your generous gift.  I still have another plaque which I am keeping till something nice I want to do comes up.  I hope you like these and thank you for stopping by