I have family visiting this weekend, my aunty and my cousin from up north (my mum's coming over too), so I have to get busy organising the spare room and shopping for supplies!
There will be no blogging for me this weekend but plenty of fun and laughter with my family!
This red, black and gold frame was one I didn't have long to do given other commitments and the date it was required by. Another sixtieth birthday frame which I did last night (after work, making dinner, getting KB out to his Taekwon-Do, getting the washing done...you all know how it goes). Needless to say, I was up until around midnight completing it ready for collection today.
The 'J' was prepped with white acrylic then once dry, I layered it with black and white spotty tissue and a lovely black/grey/white/gold flowery tissue combo. The background fabrics were all from a fat quarter pack (my Mum used the fabrics to make me a patchwork wine bottle carrier and these were leftover bits). I threaded some lovely small glass beads in red and gold onto jewellery wire and looped three strands around the 'J'. The gold beads used to hang the 'sixty' were from some I had in my collection from a long time ago. I used a mixture of black and gold embossing powders to ensure all the letters toned in with the theme of the frame. The border on each side is red satin ribbon and I added a slim gingham ribbon at the bottom. The bows at either side of the ribbon were layered up and the top one was embossed with gold to give a sheen (they were from some Christmas card toppers, again of old). Hopefully it is well received!
I know it's a little early but have a great weekend everyone no matter what you're doing and