The challenge this week at OPUS GLUEI is:
We were going to label it Family Jewels, but thought that might be a bit too cheeky and offensive. To someone out there. Ah, well, here we are with CROWN JEWELS.
This, of course, is in honor of the impending nuptuals of this rather shy and attractive couple.
They are just so adorable. To me anyway. I love how they are so graciously doing things "differently" than tradition. While both of these pictures of them are great, I really love the one on the right. Diana is most certainly the boys mum. AND I LOVE that he chose Diana's ring for his beloved. (insert sigh)
Okay, now, on to the challenge. I decided to go with Postcards this week. They are just what struck my fancy. So I went with it.
First up is the Keeper of the Jewels.
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4x6. Glued down a piece of patterned paper. Then gel mediumed some fabric scraps on top of that. (I have started to make Melissa's quilt. Finally. See list of things to do in 2011 in the left hand sidebar.) Dog face is from a magazine. As is the silver bowl. Jewels are from my stash. Paint pens were used to accent the piece.
I still had a postcard sized piece of cardstock, so I reached for the Japanese motif stamps. The Gingersnaps at Gingersnap Creations want FAN inspired creations. This little number fits both categories.
(see left sidebar on the top for link to these adorable little stamps)
I used watercolor crayons for the background. Stamped the border and the Princesses. Then put the pearls AND Stickled the heck out of this piece. I had to let this baby dry for HOURS. As in overnight. I used black enamel for their hair. I really like the effect.
I'm thinking about calling in "sick" on Friday to watch the wedding. What about you? Is it a holiday in England? Canada? Australia? Or are you calling in "sick" too?