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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Shades of Beauty

I'm sew excited and thrilled to be able to use this word art which is one of Paulette's Create with TLC newest creations: Shades of Beauty.

Guess, it's the overachiever in me but I am doing this image two (2) ways first being that of a journal cover:

  • paper background is DCWV Girlhood Stack which was cut to size for my notebook
  • butterflies were embellished with Stickles and adding "bling" from the dollar bin at Michael's along with black pearls from Queen & Co. for their antennae
  • image was colored with Spectrum Nor Markers with chalking around the edges
  • Queen & Co. pearls came to the rescue again with out-lining the image
  • flowers in bottom left corner was another dollar find from Michael's
  • Darice Satin Edged Organza ribbon is glued under the background to tie the journal together when finished
  • upper corner is a Large Ornate Bronze Corner piece from Miriam's Crafting Supplies which is the best place to find those great embellishments to use on your projects
I loved loved loved this image sew very much that I just had to print it on a piece of fabric also

  • paper was fused onto a heavy-weight craft bond interfacing and then cut 8.5 x 11 inches
  • image was selected and printed using my Canon 4-Way Ink Jet Printer
  • image was then colored using my Spectrum Noir Markers with hi-lights using Zig pens
  • to finish and make your image permanent get waxed paper and press with no steam on a low iron with the waxed paper, image face down, and press on the side of your fabric with the fusible craft interfacing
I just love this other option but just can't decide what to do with it now - I have a few options and asking for your assistance in how to finish this fabric printed digi:
  1. make into a tote bag
  2. make into a vintage wall-hanging
  3. create a denim vintage jacket around this piece with this being the center back

Let me know what you think and some lucky person may just win the above journal.

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  1. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  2. Stunning creation, I adore the image & great design of your journal cover...Simply Beautiful... Thank you for joining us at Craft my life.... Hugs May x x


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