Friday, May 30, 2014

This was a special project for me.  At my son's elementary school his 3rd grade teacher had a wonderful idea to have a ladies tea for the 3rd grade girls that needed a little extra attention and instruction on being a lady.  So she suggested a tea and I asked if I could be apart.  She willingly said yes, not knowing what she was getting herself into.  LOL  I took a giant leap and was so incredibly blessed! The girls learned a lot and we had so much fun with them.  They really touched my heart and I am a better person for having had this opportunity to be apart of their lives.  
As a thank you gift for Mrs. Huttie, I started working on a project, about a month ago, using Graphic 45's Botanical Tea paper collection.  I used a small box I found at the dollar store and recovered it with different papers from the collection.  I used liquid glass on the teapot on top, some great metal embellishments and bits and pieces from the paper collection.  I painted small wooden balls and attached at the bottom like feet and sewed on a metal teapot and rose to the ribbon attached to the lid.  

I decorated inside the box as well.  On the inside cover is a small pocket that a tag fits in.  (my thank you note)  The quote "Keep Calm and Act Like a Lady" is the one we used through out our tea and had put on Tea-Shirts for the girls.  The box holds a mini tag book album I made with pictures of our weeks of tea as a memento.  It was a fun project.  I love altered art projects and mini albums, and this project combined them both.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oops!  Forgot to blog my last two Mosaic Moments design team challenges!!  Sometimes life gets so busy I lose track.  This was our 1st challenge for May.  We were to take our inspiration from the Book/Movie "Letters to Juliet."  The book is based on the real group in Italy called the Juliet Club.  They answer letters sent to Juliet of Verona, Italy.  Yes, that Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet.  People all over the world leave letters in the wall or mail them to ask for advice or to tell of their love story.  I wanted to tell of my grandparents love.  You can see the details and full story on my Journella page.

Our second challenge for the month was Flowers.  I have had these great sunflower doilies that I got from the dollar store a few years ago and I was just waiting for the right time to use them.  Creating this page really made spring seem as thou it had arrived.  You can view the full story on my Journella page.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

G45 Botanical Tea

I have loved playing around with the new Graphic 45 papers that we got in the Scrappigators store.  I created the following card so that we had a project for our display board at our show this weekend, Stamp Scrap and Art Tour in Oaks, PA.  

I started with the following papers from the Botanical Tea collection: Love Notes, Spring Duet, Herbal Infusion and Hello Friend.  
I choose the Hummingbirds from the Love Notes page.  I measured 3.5 x 5.5.  I knew I wanted to layer so I went up .25" on the measurements with the Spring Duet paper and then .5" on the Herbal Infusion paper.  I also cut the Hello Friend from the border strip on the Hello Friend paper. 

 I inked all the edges first, then used my distressing tool (edge scrapper).

I wanted to highlight the breast of the hummingbird since they are, in nature, very beautiful, so I added diamond stickles to both birds.  Because the measurement of the largest paper was 4 x 6 I decided to make my own card base at 8 x 6 and scored it on my scoreboard.

On the card front I placed the Herbal Infusion paper then the Spring Duet.  I then took a paper doilly and using the same ink I inked the edges and cut it in half, placing each half on opposite edges of the card and off set them for a different look.  I put the Humming bird piece on next.  I then attached, using foam dots, the Hello Friend tag to give it some dimension and also on the butterfly I cut from the other side of the Spring Duet paper.  I found some decorative pearl embellishments in my stash and cut two curls out and placed them on the card.  

Glad you stopped by!  Stay tuned for more!  :)