Wednesday, July 6, 2011
~ 2012 Calendar ~ Want2Scrap guest designing
~ felt grungy and therefore made grungy things. (okay, not grungy, but I'm getting tired of saying "shabby" so I need to find a new word)
~ stamped with paint ~ messy but fun!
~ hung a heart in a frame and I feel so pleased about it (nothing is prettier than a bling-y heart)
~ cut out rose motifs from scraps of cloth and sprinkled them with pearls ...
The lovely ladies at Want2Scrap invited me to guest-design for them this July. I have never before used their chipboard and goodies, but they got me started and I am afraid I am hooked. Here is a list of the Want2scrap goodies I used for this project:
~ scalloped chipboard album
~ chipboard embellishments
~ rhinestone heart
I painted the chipboards with wicker-white acrylic paint (FolkArt) and sanded it before stitching and embellishing. The rhinestone heart was originally a ribbon slide, but it was easy to clip off the "slide" section.
Visit the Want2Scrap blog today for more information about this calendar, AND photos and details of another project I am not going to share on my blog (so you better bop over there quick!) ;)
Other goodies came from Melissa Frances (5th Avenue patterned paper, resin frame, and crystals) and Crafty Secrets (Artsy Banner stamps and Tophat ABC stamps).
As you can see, I got an early start on next year's calendar. I thought it would be nice not to rush for once ... and I hope to get some special pages done for the inside. Maybe over the next few months I can do 2-3 pages each time and by the end of the year, the whole calendar will be ready for 2012.
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I hope my friends in the US had a wonderful 4th of July. Freedom is a beautiful thing!
I grew up in the American schools, so I know all about the war for independence and 1776 and George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and everybody else :) .. I even had to memorize the Pledge of Allegiance and ......... the Gettysburg Address (which is not related to 4th of July I know).
I still love every bit of American history I learned.
sorry for rambling!
hope your day is a wonderful one!
Posted by Viola Mahr at 8:00 PM