This is a work in progress and I had no idea what way I wanted to go with this but I have decided on the shabby chic distressed look which I love. Firstly I sanded down all the edges and gave them a quick swipe over with distress inks - Vintage photo - I have then used a heart stamp that had beautiful swirls on it and stamped all over the outer edges in distress ink and then covered gold embossing powder. I didn't want the actual heart shape just the swirls. I rubbed off some of the embossing powder in places and then dried it with my heat gun. This took an age possibly because it was on wood and not paper.I then sanded the edges again and gave then another go with the distress inks. This is what it looks like now.
I have noticed one side along the little pockets that I will have to redo as it has a very obvious straight line!
I am married to Stephen and we have two daughters and a little grandson. We live in the centre of Northern Ireland in a town called Portadown. I work part time and spend most of my free time between crafting and looking after my grandson Ryan who is now three.
Thank you for popping by and looking at my blog. I don't mind you getting inspiration from my work but please don't copy any of it directly or pass it off as your own work, enter it into competitions or to magazines for publication. I try to come up with my own ideas and all my work is copyrighted. Thank you Linda