Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Redd and Rosie's Challenge for June!

Hi Guys

This month is all about ribbon and lace at the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge blog.  We have been sponsored by Craft Shapes in Torbay - here is a little bit about them.

Craft Shapes Torbay is a husband & wife team run from workshops in the sunny seaside town of Torquay in Devon

It was created to help Kim, who originally set up her company Dotty Heaven who makes personalised and bespoke wooden gifts. She was finding it very difficult to source the right shapes and designs for her customers - and wanted to offer something a little different to the "run of the mill" craft shapes

available for purchase on the internet.

Husband, Ashley researched different methods of wood cutting and after a year of using a CNC machine they decided to invest in a Laser Cutting machine.

Craft Shapes Torbay is still in its early stages but in its first 6 months of business is going from strength to strength - with a portfolio of over 100 designs already. New shapes and designs are being created every day and they welcome requests on new deigns too

I must say the quality of the shape I was given was really good, although I did have a little bit of a fit as I've never actually used a wooden shape in earnest so I hope you like my first attempt

In fact this was also y first go at Crackly Paint and Chris (my son) raised his eyes to heaven and made that noise that only teenagers can make at my delight and amazement at watching paint crack apparently I am "so sad"

 I just love the sentiment on the back of the heart and I thought it fitted the back of the shape really well.

Anyway it is a lovely challenge to do, it can be on any medium so long as it contains ribbon and lace and don't forget to link back to  Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge blog.


Melissa xx


Anonymous said...

Just lovely. Great sentiment, love the flower.

Moira XX

Eileen said...

You are not sad ... I love watching paint crack too!! Lovely project well done you
E xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love your crackled paint too! Really pretty piece Melissa. xxx

Sandie said...

Absolutely stunning Dt make...I love the crackle and the colour choice.I knew you had a photo of the verse on the back,but it wasn't in the album,so I'm going to copy this one now and add it to the blog.

Sandie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the background and the pretty flowers and the sentiment is beautiful
Lindsay xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is stunning both sides. What a gorgeous idea and I love the crackled surface on the front. Beautiful.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx

Melissa Latchem said...

Thanks everyone!

Pauline Butcher said...

Fab projects Melissa, I really must have a go at doing a heart, yours looks so pretty. Hugs P xxx