I had sooooo much fun making this one! It was based off our our new sketch at Sketches in Thyme.....
I know the sketch really only calls for one photo, but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use the picture of the castle that I took!! I decided to use that photo more as a background and put the title right over the top!
I cut the out the title on a transparency using the Storybook cart. On this cart, the words are attached and stacked one on top of another. That really didn't work the way I wanted to use them so I cut them apart. Once the transparency was cut, I wanted to add some color to it without filling it in all the way. I decided to mist the back of the transparency with bubble gum glimmer mist. This added a nice pink color to it, but it was still too transparent for the photo I was placing it on. So... I got out some white acrylic paint and painted over the top of it and then topped the entire thing with Crystal Stickles! I LOVED the way it turned out!! I also stamped some flourishes directly on the photo to soften some of the bright blue sky!
I received these yummy flowers in my November Lucky Girl kit. I normally try to keep my embellies with the papers that came in the kit but these were just too perfect for this LO! I had to use them!! The journal block was stamped and then heat embossed. I thought the framed area looked too white so I covered it all with Perfect Pearls. I really like how it softened the stark white! I still need to add my journaling to this!
I was looking back at some of my posts and realized that I have gotten pretty bad about skipping the supply list... so here it goes!
Paper - My Minds Eye
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers - Lucky Girl Kit
Stamp - Kelly Panacci (Sandy Lion)
Glimmer Mist - Bubble gum
Title - Storybook Font
Gems - Paper Studio
Stickles - Crystal
Brads - Karen Foster
Misc. items - Perfect Pearls, doileys, white acrylic paint
Be sure to stop by Sketches in Thyme to see what my amazing design sisters did with this challenge!!
Now.... here is the tutorial I am sharing over at She's a Sassy Lady blog!
I was at a flea market a few weeks ago and I saw these fabulous flowers that someone was selling as a hair accessory. It was darling and I thought to myself... I can do that!! Now, I am not one to come home and research for hours to find the official directions for anything!! I would rather just jump right in there and get to it... and that is what I did!! heehee!!!! Here is a peek at the rose we are going to make today....
Do you like it?! Would you like to see how I made it?! Well... before I start, I am just going to go ahead and apologize for the quality of the photos. I enlisted the help of my teenage son since I was using a glue gun and couldn't take the pictures while making the rose. Some of the pictures were too blurry to use but I think you will get the basic idea......
You will need a circle punch, a glue gun and some satin ribbon that does NOT have wire in it! Punch a circle from a coordinating piece of cardstock.
Start by rolling up a small section of the ribbon, then place a small amount of glue in the center of the circle and place the rolled part of the ribbon in the glue.
Continue to put down a small amount of glue using your hot glue gun while wrapping the ribbon around the circle. You will want to wrap this loosely. If you get your layers too tight, you are going to lose the look of the rose. The picture above gives you the general idea of how you should wrap the ribbon.
If I am using a thick ribbon, like I did on this rose, I also take the flame to the side of the flower so that the sides melt a bit and curl in like a real rose petal would.
I decided to place my rose on a card. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The chipboard piece was something I had laying around my room along with the ribbon. The leaves for the rose were taken from some silk flowers I had in my stash. the leaves were huge so I cut them down to fit the size of rose I made! The fun little gems on the chipboard were done using my iRock tool!! I love my new toy!! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and that this little project gives you one more embellishment that you can make yourself to add to your cards, layouts and other altered art projects!!