While I was frantically trying to get my family history book finished in time for Easter, I had to also think about a birthday present for my son's partner, whose birthday was on 17 March. I have already blogged the card I made for her but as I didn't actually give her her birthday present until they came to stay at Easter, and the fact that I was still trying to finish it the evening before they arrived, I have waited until now to post it.
I bought a couple of little cardboard cases from Crafters Companion a short while ago, one of them specifically to give to Gillian. I decided to distress it but have never tried this technique before. The result was one extremely distressed case! The clear pva glue was very runny so I didn't add any water to it but think perhaps I should have done, so will do next time I try this technique.
Inside the case I put a cross stitch pattern that I made using Jane Greenoff's programme iStitch and the aida and threads. The pattern was made from a photograph of Gizmo which I altered in Craft Artist Professional before turning it into the pattern.
This is the original photograph
I am pleased to say that Gillian loved her present, and I have another case to work on to make another present for someone else so perhaps it won't be quite so distressed next time.
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