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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Charmed Rosette


Today's project is a special one that's going to be given to my daughter.  Last Christmas I was doodling around in the craft room and made a rosette out of paper cones and decorated it with feathers, a shrink plastic image (colored with Copics), snowflakes and ribbon.  OK, if you insist, here it is.

I joked about how she'd probably keep it hanging until I gave her a summery one.'s still hanging and I figured I needed to give her a new one more suitable to the season.  This one is a scored and folded rosette.  Sorry for the blurriness, I did my best to sharpen the pics but the light just wasn't cooperative in the living room, and using the flash would have ruined it.  Well, ruined it worse than the slight blurriness.  At any rate, here 'tis.

Hmmm...I think I'm going to fire my living room from having any more photos taken in it.

To start off with, and in keeping with this week's Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge (the theme of which is "Good to be Green"), the chains on both ends are recycled from old necklaces bought at the junk store.

The two little gold-embossed stamps are from Inspired By Stamping's Summer Postcards Add On set

A bow using hand-dyed seam binding, and a shimmery butterfly using fantasy film and fantasy fabric melded (or melted?) together.

This is a banner using turquoise crafter's foil and stamped with IBS Vintage Banners and a sentiment from the Arrows set, also from the Inspired By Stamping store.  I swiped on some white gesso then rubbed most of it off, taking some of the turquoise color with it and giving it a more aged appearance.  That little bitty spool of thread came from a real sewing kit I bought at an antiques store last year.

A little golden shoe button, wiped with some black ink to tone down the shine, is perched on the end.

The centerpiece consists of pearls and gems glued to a large button adhered to a rosette of IBS Scallop Border Crochet Trim.  This was placed on top of a shimmery die cut doily on top of a second, and very delicate, doily die cut.

And that about wraps this little gift up.

Oh wait, I almost forgot the charms at the bottom.  I made the circular one using a digital collage image and resin and added the scissors to go with the teeny tiny spool of thread.  A few pearls sprinkled about finish things off.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you are gearing up for a lovely, summery, crafty weekend!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Oozak #18 - Anything Goes w/Texture
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Good to Be Green (all chains are recycled from vintage necklaces, small spool is an actual vintage spool of thread)
Oldie But a Goodie - In the Garden (the chains are all from vintage necklaces, the spool of thread is from an antique sewing kit)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #76 - Sizzlin' Summer Colors + Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
613 Ave. Create - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a stunning mixed project. There are so many beautiful details to feast the eyes one.
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designermc said...

What a beautiful project! I'm sure this one will stay up just as long,(unless you make one for all seasons) So much detail and it's one of those projects that you just cant appreciate unless in person. (I'm a touchy-feely) Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue Create this week. Nancy

Kristie Goulet said...

This is just beautiful, Shea! So much to look at and I know it is much more beautiful in person! Your DD is sure to love it and have it hanging all the time! Mwah!

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh Shea, totally gorgeous!!! Bet your daughter loves it!

Claire H said...

Love your flowers! Thank you for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu!
Claire xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I imagine your daughter is in love with it, and will not take down her white one, but hang BOTH! This is beautiful, Shea! I don't even know how you thought to create this work of art. How magnificent - full of homemade love, femininity (without being too girly) and really lovely textures and combination of colors! Wow! Thanks for all the close up shots, too! hugs, de

Rose said...

WOW!! girl this is stunning!!! love all the details :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Sue said...

A lovely altered rosette Shea. I like your mini resin charm, very clever. Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. I hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

Fabulous project!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Samantha Casey said...

Wow! Beautiful projects, i love them! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!