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I am a little excited today and a little nervous, well actually a lot nervous, lol. Sandy and the Team have been receiving quite a few emails about the frantage that we have all been using, so I have made a little tutorial. It's my first video, so please go easy on me, although I would really love to read your thoughts on it, but before you do I would like to show you my DT card for this week's theme with is "Spring". To me Spring signifies daffodils so I have done my card using yellow and blue for bluebells.
I have used the new Maja Designs Spring Basics 12x12, 1st, 2nd and 3rd April and the little calendar is from the Maja Designs Spring Basics 6x6 pad. I have used an image from one of my favourite artists, Sarah Kay, I just love Sarah's images, and yes I have have frantaged this card too, lol. All products used on my card and on the video are on the thumbnails at the bottom of the post, just click and you'll be directed to the product within the Live and Love Crafts Store.
Here's a close up of the floral display and you can just see in the corner one of the metal corners which I have also frantaged along with the beads, check them out, they are sooooo cool, well not at first when you melt them, lol. Isn't the Penny Farthing just awesome, I absolutely love it!
You can see that I have cut out a magnolia corner and also added a little frantage. The little peg had a dose of gesso, another favourite of mine. All the edges have been distressed with walnut stain distress ink. Again, you can see the beads clearly in this image.
And wow look at this wooden butterfly that I have frantaged and the beautiful mottley effect that it gives. Love, love, love it.
Lastly a close up of the image, coloured in distress inks.
O.K. now it's time to show you how I made all these embellishments using the FRANTAGE. Hope you enjoy it and I'd love to hear what you think of my first video.
If you have made it to the end then thank you. The time just flew. Just for a recap for you I have put some of the colours below.
And here's the products, all frantaged in their glory. You will see in the bottom right hand corner one of the new prima clocks, doesn't it look fab frantaged, lol.
Hope I have inspired you and I look forward to popping back to see what you thought of my card and the video.
Hugs Tracy x