Sunday, 13 May 2012

It's That Mirror Again!

Just before Christmas I was in that rather famous Scandinavian furniture shop (their meatballs are to die for by the way) and I found THE mirror - the one that everyone alters and does amazing things with. Well if you've all got one I had to have one, so here is mine. Sorry about the photo, but I  had to photograph it without getting myself in - not easy with a mirror, but I'm not at my best on a Sunday morning - in my PJ's but that is what Sunday is all about.
I wanted to do the Union Flag, what with the jubilee and the Olympics, but quickly gave up on that idea as I couldn't even get the white paint on in a straight line. Sooo it's ended up as the Cross of Saint George, and the bliiiing is my red stripe.
The stamps are a mixture of Artistic Outpost (Moira at Happy Daze knows just when to e-mail me) and Creative Journey.
I wanted to keep with nice clean stamping, so just coloured with DI's around the bottom edge,  but that got a bit boring by the time I got around to the top, so the flag is edged in gilding flakes, and the bus in That Special Touch Embossing Enamel.

This is my favourite bit, it's been stamped in blue Archival then edged in the embossing enamel in silver. The piece underneath is a combination of silver and black. It really does look like metal - sticks in your thumb the same too!
This has just a bit of stamp, cut and stick in red and blue. I love this shabby flag.
The crown is a brad that's been kicking around for ages.

I'm entering this into the following challenges
Fashionable Stamping - Cities of the World
Sir Stampalot - Medals and Monarchs
Happy Daze - May Queen
Lets Ink It Up - Bling
Frilly & Funky - Alter It
Tando - Alter It

Thanks very much for looking and enjoy your Sunday x
(PS Jenson to win the GP)


  1. Great creation
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck !


  2. Gorgeous project, perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

  3. I love these mirrors from the place where they serve
    but have never found one hoo.
    Loving the LIM of the design Sue and great stamping. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze. Annette x

  4. I wish too Sue (JB to win the GP, alas they were both a long way off ~ the McLarens!!

    Anyways back to the mirror. Stunning George Cross, love the shabbiness of that Union Jack.

    Sam xxx

  5. Perfect for the summer Sue, great stamps and colours.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Great project Sue ! Love how you've incorporated the flag and your stamping is fab ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  7. oh Hun,this is brilliant,Hun what an amazing piece,this is amazing,the mirror is brilliant,Hun,oh love the images you have used too hun,this really does make one amazing piece of art hugs Cheryl xxxx

  8. I've had those meatballs as well Sue, they are rather good.

    Your altered mirror is fabulous and absolutely perfect for our theme.

    Thanks so much for joining our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot this month.

    B x

  9. It all looks fantastic. What a wonderful way to add interest to a plain frame


  10. Lovely mirror! I love IKEA, too! Valerie

  11. Fabulous creation, love it. Thanks for taking part in our Bling challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  12. Awe this is lovely Sue! It doesn't matter how many times I see this mirror altered they are always different! Thank you for joining us over at Tando Creative x

  13. You have done a fabulous job, Sue! We have the builders in at the mo(just a bit!), and they keep talking about the meatballs too as they live in there! Do you think Ikea think it is strange that none of us want to look in the mirrors -they probably think that is what they brought them out for!

    Lucy x

  14. Such a wonderful idea, great altered mirror. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  15. I surely think this is one fabulous altered mirror! Love the little meatball hint and I agree, very good meatballs! Well I get to thank you for both FSC and F&F!

  16. Love their meatballs, too! Fabulous job on the mirror! Thanks for joining us at FSC this week! Best wishes, Yvonne

  17. Love love love this! Your AO images look amazing here and I love the way you mastered them. You are very creative!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this challenge!

  18. It's gorgeous and so patriotic, those stamps are to die for!!
    Thanks for linking this to the Tando challenge.

  19. This is brilliant, Sue! Just right for our Stampalot Challenge this month. Thanks for sharing it with us and good luck.

    Lynne x

  20. Hi Sue
    A wonderful piece of altered art and not only that, a piece of home decor.
    A perfect entry for the FSC Cities of the World.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  21. You seem to have had a lot of fun! It looks great too. Thanks for joining in all the fun of our bling challenge at Lets Ink It Up!

  22. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. Wow, Sue! This is brilliant! I have one of those mirrors too, waiting to be crackled at the mo! Fabulous stamping and great images. Thanks for joining us this month at Sir stampalot and good luck!

  24. love what you made of the mirror it turned out great

  25. Great project. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU and good luck.

  26. Your decorated mirror frame is fabulous Sue and love all those patriotic elements you've added.
    Thanks for joining in with the FSC Challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  27. A lovely project for our Medals and Monarchs theme at Sir Stampalot. Ruth :)


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