Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I interrupt my project posts to share my son's brush with fame. Ha! I uploaded this picture this morning to our local tv station's website at my mother in law's suggestion. Well, MY mom just called and said she saw it on the 12:00 news already and I missed it!! Boo hoo. She said it was super quick and she didn't have time to record it. I'm hoping they show it again tonight.
Hope you're having a great day!
Hi again! I've got a few more projects to post so I thought I'd share my friend Michelle's project. I found Michelle's blog quite a while back and was immediately inspired by her work. She's participated in one of our swaps and I was a lucky one to receive one of her ornaments and knew I wanted her to be a Guest Designer!
Do you recognize which shape you used?? Yup - the seashell shape that she turned into this gorgeous and vibrant peacock!
*a Uni-ball Signo pen for the fine white lines
*Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for the lines around the feathers
**note: if you use mediums that aren't waterproof you'll want to spray them with a Workable Fixative to save yourself a lot of grief
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Hello sweet blog readers! Did you notice I've posted a couple times this week? :) I'm trying to get on a bit of a schedule. So hard with summer activities and warm weather to play outside!
I wanted to share a Guest Designer project that I know you're going to love! Isn't this strawberry beeeautiful?! Our Guest Designer is the lovely Andrea Singarella. You can read more about Andrea on her blog, Velvet Strawberries. She also runs a webshop, One Hundred Wishes full of vintage treasures and yummy sweets! Andrea's blog used to be a daily read for me.. up until I had little ones when I don't have quite as much free time. Ha! I still love to check in and get inspired by her photos and see her adorable boys too! Read on for steps on how to create the pocket strawberry.
First, I covered the entire piece with vintage ledger paper and then hot glued pink velvet ribbon along the outer edge.
I wrapped the stem with green velvet ribbon and glued on some velvet leaves that were saved from an old hat. Then, I added a green bow and some white flowers to resemble strawberry blossoms.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I wanted to finish showing you the Design Team projects. They did a gorgeous job with the Seashell shape. The first design is by Julie Masse with the adorable shot of the little feet on the beach. I love the added touch of pearls - so pretty. Here's more details....
Next up is Chrys' piece for her friend's scrap room. Cute added touch, don't you think? I really like how she outlined the shell with paper.