Beautiful Friend

Happy 2019!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are slowly getting back to a regular schedule.

After Christmas I took a couple days off work, it was a much needed break that I fully enjoyed with lots of time in my craft space!

During my break I decided to make a gift for one of my best and most beautiful friends!  Not only is she beautiful outside but she has one of the most beautiful hearts I have seen.   Yup love this girl!

I wanted to give her something to display in her home, which she previously owned with her sister who moved into a new home with her husband.  I also wanted her to have a reminder how beautiful she is!  We all could use that right!

Of course the gift had to be a surprise, so I ‘borrowed’ a photo from her Facebook page…sneaky right! LOL  I knew she wouldn’t mind, and she did give me permission to share what I made here for all of you to enjoy.


When designing this I knew I needed to work with colours that would match her house, and use a colour she loves.

The base is a Tim Holtz Etcetra Tag, I think it’s the small size.  I started by covering the tag with some sticky back canvas, then added some texture past using Tim Holtz stencils.


I slowly built up layers using these cute paper straws, and a variety of embellishments.  Once the embellishments were all glued in place everything got a coat of white gesso.


I used Dylusions spray in purple and pink to add colour while keeping some white space too.  The white space helps draw the eyes to the focal point, which is of course my friend!


For extra texture and layers I added some random stamping using grey Archival Ink. The wood word Beauty was finished off with old siver embossing powder.

It was fun using colours I don’t normally gravitate to, but also a bit of a challenge for me.

My friend was surprised when she opened her gift and loved it!!

Thank you for joining me today for the first post of 2019, I can’t wait to share a year of inspiration & projects with you!!

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