Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Baroque and Bling!

Have set a challenge this month on the Art N Soul Flickr group to make a fan. The template is for a folding greeting card but it can easily be adapted for a mixed media piece of art. Looking through the Flickr site the possibilities are endless - there are fans made from paper, fabric, canvas, tin and all are uniquely beautiful. I have a couple of favourites which are Marie Antionette themed - all pastel pink and blue with lots of froth!
    For my fan I reverted back to the 'Paris Night's paper - flocked and embossed and strokable! I thought on reading the instructions that the fan would be really difficult to do, but this was a project that as you made it, all things became clear! I was really bothered about openoing and closing but it works just fine!
I cut some of my precious lace into single pieces and stuck onto the paper and added a bit of bling in the centre of each. On the top fan blade I glued some pearls. I am a wee bit disappointed that the small lace doesn't form a perfect circle when the fan is opened despite me trying very hard to align it. I cut into the black version of the white lace and popped a pearl brad in the centre for the bottom of the fan.Finished with some ribbon and pearls. 
Crafts and Me have a theme this week of Monochrome,
Crazy 4 Challenges' challenge is 'Vintage or Shabby Chic'
Stamping Vacation - Use paper that resembles cloth (and I think the flocked paper would make terrific curtains!)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Girlie
The Three Muses - Black and White

25 comments:

  1. Hiya Viv. You should be very proud of this because it is STUNNING. What a lovely piece of crafting. Love it.
    Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  2. Wow! Viv this is a magnificent creation,
    Teresa x

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  3. That fan is so pretty, with such a lot of work in it. it must be so hard to get everything to line up.

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  4. wonderful Viv, I love it,luv Georginaxx

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  5. This is fantastic Viv. Great challenge, thank you. Jan x

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  6. What a gorgeous fan, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  7. Its gorgeous Viv, love the monocrome style.

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  8. wow, very creative idea and how elegant done - love it!

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  9. wow, this is stunning viv, so beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. What a lovely, delicate fan. So much work, and so well done! Thank you for sharing the story of its creation, and for bringing it to our Three Muses challenge this week!

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  11. It's very pretty. I wonder what Mari A would have made of air conditioning!!

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  12. What a beautiful fan.... roll on summer when you could use it!!!!

    Karen

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  13. This is gorgeous Viv, no idea where to start with mine. I really want that paper stack but haven't been able to find it anywhere:(

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  14. This is so amazing, Viv. It's so rich and textured-looking, and yet so very girly and chic. I love it!

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  15. Very beautiful crafting. A lot of work in this piece. it's just beautiful.xx

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  16. Oh wow, your fan is absolutely stunning Viv, and I loved reading about your creative process too. Thank you so much for sharing it here at the Three Muses.

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  17. WOW, how beautiful!! what an awesome creation, I Love it!!!

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  18. Wonderful !
    This is so lovely. Last year I made some fans aswell. I love fans and yours is exquisit.

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  19. Wow how stunning is this! you clever lady x J x

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  20. STUNNER! What a classy colour combo!

    xxx Monica

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