Thursday, April 04, 2013

Little Me Layout

Sometimes projects come together in a very strange way. My friend Charlene scored some beautiful lace and was willing to share. I wanted to create a layout that would do the lace justice. I know that is kind of the opposite of how we normally do things.  Funnier still is that the last thing I looked for was the picture!

I can thank my brother for digging this one out. I'm especially grateful to him because due to fires and floods (that is a whole other story) I didn't have any pictures of myself that young and only a couple of myself before the age of 30. Strange that in this one picture  I'm wearing an outfit that matched the look and feel and the color of the lace! I did not change the color of the outfit in any way.

This is a very lacy, layered look. All but the lace under the actual flower is Vintage lace. The peachy coral is the lace I received from Charlene. The buttons are from Websters Pages and I hoarded them for a very long time!

Here is a closer look at the lace and flower.

As for the photo corners, they are from Michael's and were originally silver. One I dried them with my heat gun, I put a coat of gesso on them  and dried them with the heat gun. Once dry I sprayed them several times with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Cocklebells Coral  drying them with the heat gun between coats. Finally I touched the corners very lightly with the daubber head of my Picket Fence Distress paint to ensure the raised portions and the edges stood out more.

I really do have fun doing this! Thanks for stoping by and have a super day!


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A Lil More Secret Garden

It's actually quite funny that I'm making so many things with the pink/coral shades from the Graphic 45 collection. But it seems to be what is in my head or what I'm being driven to do by my friends! 

First up is a Mother's Day card. 

I used one of the six cards from the 12x12 May Flower's paper as well as a couple of strips of  the 8x8 Secret Garden paper.

Some flat back pearls and lace bridge the two papers.

I used the Spellbinder's "Ribbon Banner" die to create the sentiment and unfortunately, the stamp purchased at Archivers yesterday has an smudged  company name. I'm just glad that it fit in the banner, LOL! I inked the banner with Distress Ink, (spun sugar) while the die was still on the paper. I both cut and embossed the banner.

The flower is from the Secret Garden collection. Graphic 45 now sells matching patterned paper flowers in packs. I cut the petals on all 3 layers in more towards the middle and rolled each petal in the end of a paint brush handle.  Then I gathered a piece of lace and put it behind the assembled flower. I made a bow our of more lace and added a Wild Orchid Craft white rose!

I lost my mom years ago, but there is someone pretty special in my life that deserves this card!

Hope you like it! :)  Check back tomorrow for a layout and I've got another one of my chipboard projects running around in my head! Have a great day!