Over at Anything But A Card we do a 5 Challenge when there are 5 weeks in the month.
My contribution for this November was to be totally different....lots of components done and ready to be put together until....
I was digging about in a box looking for something else and I came across this rather bedraggled Ginger Doll Banner made way before Time To Create and a blog, even before a reasonable camera.
When I want a very sturdy backing board I often use the covers of wallpaper or fabric sample books.
There is so much that we can recycle, it's a matter of looking really! I sliced the book apart and gave one cover a quick coat of gesso.
Each of the five Ginger Dolls got a little paint job and a tiny bit of cosmetic work.
The LOVE from the original banner was rather saggy and daggy. I didn't bother to look for any scrap paper. Even though I sometimes hoard paper pieces, I also love using bits to create complex paper designs.
A search through some oldish papers gave me two with compatible colours. Backing it all with a sparkly green card stock, freshened everything up. Christmas and Glitter go together!
As I wanted a strong finish to the edges - my piece is going out onto our verandah, when we decorate for Christmas, I used book tape from the hardware. I rather like the possibilities this tape has!
To finish off there is a little Darkroom Door Stamping. I also finger sponged a pretty blue Inka Gold onto the background.
Christmas celebrations will be quite different for us this year and I am hoping that a couple of our young visitors will be charmed by some of the decorations I am doing this year. My five Ginger Dolls now have a new magic about them.
|Piece measures 40cm X 65cm|
What can you do with FIVE? Five anything! Please come and join us!
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