Thursday, 19 June 2008

My New Banner

I have had this old key holder for a couple of years. I picked it up at a car boot sale for about 50p, knowing that one day I would alter it!!

It said on the bottom something like "Enjoy your stay in Skegness"!!

I gave it a light sanding, painted it with black gesso and then applied a layer of Jo Sonjya's crackle glaze.
Once dry the cream acrylic paint was liberally applied on top. Then the magic begins! Don't ya just love that bit!!
The chipboard letters are a mixed variety taken from my stash, this is such a great way to use them up and they have all been given the same treatment.

After that it was a simple case of layering some torn, shaped paper and my favourite Making Memories paper to give depth. I couln't resist adding something "found" onto it in the form of the little key, that I picked up off the pavement!!
The key was glued in place with Diamond Glaze, perfect for metal objects.

Now that I have photograhed it flat for my banner I am going to add some red ribbon to the two holes in the top so it can be hung in my craft area for hanging things onto or as a door plaque when I get my own craft room!!!

TFL xxx


LazyKay said...

That's rather inspired! Such lovely colours and great element combo. What a good idea to have it for a door plaque too.


Tracey said...

Wow, I had an image in my head when you described your key holder project but was not prepared for this - stunning work Ruth, and it makes a gorgeously unique banner too, love it, and THANKYOU for the nomination at Inspirational - it made my day XXX

Helena said...

Cool alteration!!!