Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Damask Divas November Blog Hop -- Flirty
Hello! The first of the month means one thing around these parts--the Damask Divas Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the Flirty Paper Packet. This gorgeous combination of raspberry, orange, gold, and green is wonderful for scrapbook pages from spring flowers to fall leaves. It also proved to be perfect for home decor projects.
If you came from Stephanie's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, you can start at the beginning at the Damask Divas Blog.
It is such a relief to finally post my project. I have been waiting patiently because I had it finished WAYYYY ahead of time. I could just not keep my hands off this gorgeous Bracket Frame--so I didn't! Here it is, FINALLY!
When I first saw the colors in the Flirty Paper Packet, my mind conjured up images of the 70's. I was just a kid back then, but I can distinctly remember avocado colored appliances and tupperware, orange shag carpet, and Mustard colored tweed chairs. Tell me it was just a bad dream! HA! It really happened, and so the perfect picture for me to decorate this frame for was one from that decade. This pic is of my dear sis and I making faces in my Grandma's Texas backyard. That's right, ya'll--I am part Native Texan! ;)
Back to the present! Let's start at the top. I used Close to My Heart's Rhinestone Sparkle Brads to anchor each side of this "sisters" banner at the corner of my frame. The banner comprises several different products. The very Autumnal Orange Flirty B&T Paper backs the triangles of Burlap Ribbon. I attached them all to a strand of embroidery floss with liquid glass. Then I pulled out my new Pixie Glitter Alphabet stickers for the first time. Sigh. This is a first cousin to my FAVORITE product--Shimmer Trim! I outlined the letters with a black sharpie to make them pop from the light background.
This bottom corner is decked out in Fabulous Flirtyness. I cut out a couple of beautiful flowers from one of the papers and added some layers with foam tape. These are backed by strategically trimmed Sparkles Flourishes. One of the flowers is embellished with a large sparkle from the Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment. Then I inserted two pins from the Autumn Lane Assortment into the foam that backs the flowers. Perfect! This organdy ribbon is an older product that I was able to get my mitts on for this project. I really try not to use retired product for my hop projects, but just look at it! Sorry!
You can see the different textures I have going on in this pic. I used my paper distresser and foam tape to add visual interest and dimension. The Flirty Raspberry paper is matting the photo. I used the large rose stamp in the Love Blooms My Acrylix Stamp Set to random stamp the pattern in New England Ivy.
This frame came together so well with our coordinating products. That is one of my favorite things about our papers and inks--they are all coordinated! It is such a joy to grab a B&T paper packet knowing that everything I need to create a paper project is right inside! Instead of spending my time searching for papers that work well together, I got to concentrate on the creation of my fabulous frame! LOVE it!
Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop. We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Before you get too busy making your wish lists from all of this amazing inspiration, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Damask Divas Blog for your chance to win some blog candy from our very own Diva, Gloria Shirr! Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!