Thursday, February 28, 2013
Damask Divas Chantilly Blog Hop
Welcome to another Damask Divas Blog Hop! (March 1st all links will work!) Thanks so much for stopping in to see the many ways you can put your Chantilly Paper Packet to use! If you came from Shirley's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, just check out the line-up at the Damask Divas Blog.
Chantilly just might be my favorite paper of all time! Of course, I am a girl who likes to change her mind, so let's just be realistic and call it my favorite for the moment, shall we? ;)
I made this shadow box frame for my cousin and her hubs who had their second darling little baby girl in February. I simply love creating these personalized frames for people who order them from my Etsy Shop. They are fabulous gifts for new parents and easy to customize. This is also my entry for the Heart 2 Heart February Challenge, Love is in the Air. It has been tortuous waiting to link it up until we had the blog hop because I finished this project before Valentine's Day!! ;) It was totally perfect for both assignments though, so well worth the wait.
The background paper for this frame was made by dabbing my Twilight Exclusive Ink onto a piece of White Daisy Cardstock with my handy dandy sponge dauber. I used it all over the paper and then cut out the section that I liked the best.
I used a few different Close to My Heart My Acrylix stamp sets for this one. The Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop size C set I used for the clouds is currently available and the retired sets I used are Capture the Date, Moments in Time, and February Word Puzzle. I used all these retired sets for numbers and lettering, so they would be very easy to substitute. :)
The hot air balloon is a gorgeous cut found on the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It usually has a flag on top of the balloon, but I just cut that off. ;) I added a bit of baker's twine to attach the basket.
These letters that spell out "olivia" are the glamour glitter alphabet stickers.
I placed one of the Chantilly zip strips along the bottom of the frame for a bit of grounding effect. I really love the looks of this particular strip. The sentiment at the bottom of the artwork melts my heart. I positively had to place a heart in the basket being carried away...snif!
I hope this has inspired you to create your own beautiful paper piecing! Have fun on the rest of our blog hop--you won't believe your eyes! Cydney's blog is your next stop! :) Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway on the Damask Divas Blog for a chance to win a Close to My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set!!!