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. Well...it'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.
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!
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