I've been making flowers lately. Actually for the past two days... and I think I'm addicted to them! LOL! I love to watch on youtube, jennings644, Fiona! Oh my goodness, she just shares the most gorgeous things that she creates!!! Such shabby treasures and teaches you how to make them, too!!!! So I love lace and ribbon and buttons and bling and these flowers just are right up my alley!!! Some of them are quite large, about 5" across and I plan to use them on pillows or purses that I'll me making. The others are smaller and are perfect for altered boxes and such! I also learned how to make the paper "roses" from her, too!! I've had fun playing around with different size circles to make different sizes. Easy peasy, but oh so pretty!!! So, thank you, Fiona, for sharing your talents with us and you need to check out her youtube channel!!!!!
Oh gosh, two posts in one day!!! I forgot to post the Hello Kitty banner I made for my granddaughter! They just moved into a new house and the kids finally have their own rooms... Kaitlyn, of course, has a Hello Kitty theme going on, so we talked about it and she really wanted a little banner for above her desk! It's done, but not up yet, I have to take it over! When I talked to her yesterday, she told me we have to find a new spot for it, because Daddy hung her bulletin board above the desk!!! So I told her I thought a cute spot would be above her bed... she thought about it for a couple seconds and gave the thumbs up!! LOL! The next banner up is a Cleveland Browns one for Matthew, I have the letters all cut out, but couldn't believe I had NO brown cardstock for the base!!! His should be pretty easy though!!!!
Hope you like it!!! I think it turned out sweet!!!!!
I used the Pretty Pennants Cricut cartridge for the base and the Hello Kitty cartridge. Gathered some tulle for the flowers and had the cute gingham flowers for the centers. Of course, I had to add the buttons to jazz it up!!!!
Happy Monday! This weekend was so cold and snowy, we stayed in the whole time and on Saturday, I rarely left the art room!! It was a much needed day and I enjoyed every minute of it!!! I got a box finished for a swap I'm in, can't show it yet until it gets mailed!! I did make a couple sets of very simple notecards, the first set is using CTMH's January special... I won it from my friend Janice's drawing!!! It's so cute, the hearts come all together on one stamp, but I had a terrible time stamping different colors with it, so I cut one off and just used it like that! It lends itself to many different greetings you could use... I used a little Hello Friend from another set I had. The second set is done on kraft paper and stamped with little doilies from the Lost and Found collection from My Minds Eye. I used white Staz-on ink but wish it would have been brighter... any one know of a white ink that's really good???
We're in for really cold temps tonight and the rest of the week, glad I have leftover homemade chicken soup for tonight!!! I'm working on a little "treasure" box for a friend of mine who needs a baby gift... got the lid done and will work on the dividers tonight... then I'll be able to show that, too!
Keep warm wherever you are!!!!
Happy New Year!! Yes, it's the middle of January already, but that's kind of how I roll lately... late...late...late!!!! There's just always something going on that takes me away from what I really want to be doing.... playing in the art room! I have quite a few projects that I need to get done, so I'm going to try to make that a priority for once! I was in a swap with some wonderful girls and I made this altered box for my partner! I loved the way it turned out and it was fun using the different elements, like the spool and the vintage tree! Hope you like it, too!
The feet are little wooden spool wrapped in the same paper as the box. I got the gorgeous trim at a shop in North Carolina when I was visiting with my best friend! The tree and spool are from a little vintage shop here in Medina... love when you can find little treasures like that! I think with the button and ribbon on the tree it almost looks like an angel!