In the latest issue of Somerset Studio Gallery, Winter 2017, amongst the items I am so very lucky to have published, is this shrine to Frida Kahlo.
Yes, this is quite removed from my regular colour palette but I wanted to work with the Frida theme and knew I had to attack this with colour.
The shrine is from Calico Crafts Parts
PaperArtsy Metal Card was perfect for this project, painted with Frescos. The stamped shrine and Frida are Oxford Impressions stamps El Corazon with the panel behind, the stamped words, from Redlead Paperworks.
The stamped sentiments are all fussy cut, after again stamping onto the painted metal card, from the She Makes Art stamp – this stamp is a “must” in my eyes!
Two Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts were used on this shrine. This is the smallest heart from the Flaming Hearts Ex Votos I set
The shrine has amazing depth to play around in. I incorporated this arch shaped panel which was a piece of “waste” from the shrine – expect nothing is waste for a crafter!
Another Relics & Artifacts tops the shrine, this time from Ex Votos II, although this particular R&A can be found within a few of the packs.
On the left and right sides, after I had painted and carried out some distressed stamping, I stencilled two wonderful sentiments from Redlead. She Shares Her Story is the stencil and if you love sentiments with a positive feel to them, then a visit to Redlead is a must.
I actually made this in 2015 to submit to Stampington and Company. Some might say that is a long wait until publication, winter 2016, but for me, there is such fun in opening a magazine and making the discovery of a project that I had actually forgotten all about!
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