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DT Project for Elegant Embellishments March 2014

Altered Canvas - DT Project Elegant Embellishments

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Project #1 G45 2014 DesignTeam Call

Project # 1 Ladies Diary Tag
This tag was created with the Ladies Diary Collection. I love layers and have to have many on all my projects.  I started with a Large manila tag, covered with 3 layers  of Ladies Diary paper.  I also love to build with Chip Board or recycled items in all my projects when I can.  I hand drew a Window frame shape on a Cereal Box, and covered with paper and distressed all the edges with Martha Stewart Gold Metalic Paint.  All the Flowers, vines, clock and Ladies Diary sign are fussy cut from the designer paper. Clock and Flowers on the bottom of the tag are raised with Dimensional  tape, The clock face has a layer of lace cut in a circle with real clock hands - above the clock hands I layered a tiny white, nail art resin flower. Because I love all the little details I used stickles on the clock face, to mark each number, I also added stickle to many of the leaves and flowers that are on the top layer of the fussy cut embellishments.  I also layer lace under the Main "Ladies Diary sign at the top to create the illusion of curtains being hung under a valance and over the window panels. A White Seam binding Bow at the top of the tag, cascades on each side, with teensy white art nail resin flowers scattered randomly on the seam binding

Project #2 - 2014 Graphic 45 DesignTeam Submission

2014 - Graphic 45 Design Team submission - Project #2
Layout created with two Design Paper Collections to show coordination of different paper lines.  On the Boardwalk, Botanical. Starting with Black card stock, On the board walk paper, slightly distressed, painted, and sprayed with home made glimmer sprays, on a Large store bought Doily. Many layers of designer paper, vintage music sheet, and hand cut leaves.  Flourishes are Tim Holtz, painted with Martha Stewart, Gold Metallic Paint.  All flowers are hand made with G45 Designer paper Ob the board walk, and Botanical collection. I curled 1 1/2 inch strips of Designer paper to create dimension and interest for the eye, along with 1/4 in strips of paper, all glittered with Gold Stickles. Hand cut heart from a Paper doily, layered with Botanical designer paper.  Mat for Picture is layered with 3 designer papers and hand cut.  small bits of Venice lace, gifted to me by my friend Julie, across the top left corner and lower right Bottom of page. Top, Center of page, paper is torn, with a tiny layered doily, hand cut leaves, and a hand made teensy flower. stamps on the left side of the page are cut from the Botanical paper collection with stamp, shaped scissors. Tiny Diamantes, on top left side of picture are cut from Rhinestone Chain, another of my favorite embellishments to use on all my projects. Right, bottom, corner of Picture, I used Faceted, teensy, red resin, eye shaped, flat back pearls to add balance & add cemetery to the picture. Title "Beautiful" was printed on Printer paper and layered with hand cut banners made from all the scraps of paper used for this layout. I used 3 sheets of 12 x 12 designer paper, and 1 piece of Black cardstock, 1 large paper doily, to create this layout.

Project #3 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Submission

Project # 3  - Handmade Piano Trinket Box made of Chip Board

Made from the Le Cirque Collection,
I used 4 sheets of 8 x 8 papers from the collection
 2,  8 1/2 x 11 sheets, of Medium weight, Chip board to create the piano box. 
I hand drew the pattern for this trinket Box, and adhered all with a glue gun.
lined the entire Box inside and out with designer paper and glided all the edges with Gold Martha Stewart Metallic paint. 
Feet were created by cutting, 2 petals off a G45 Metal Flower staples, piece, then bending into feet for the bottom.  With the 3 remaining petals, I bent them into Box corners to add a bit of metal on all the corners of the piano. I used 3 Metal flowers total.
I then fussy cut a lady from the design paper and flanked her with a garden of flowers from WOC, and my own hand made flowers using the remaining scraps of the paper collection. Glittered, painted with gold paint and distressed all the edges of the piano and flowers and cut out images from the paper line. I used Prima Say it in pearls, Rhinestone bling, and punched out a Martha Stewart Butterfly, that was also distressed and edges painted. created a cluster at the top and cut banners using the title of the paper line to adorn the top of the piano, I also used cut words to flank the front of the piano to act as the piano name plate, and I used the Key board paper strip from the cut out tag sheet. A hinge was created for the top, so that I can open and store Trinkets inside.  I designed an arm to hold the door open for display purposes.  All edges of the piano inside and out were painted and distressed.

Project #5 2014 -Graphic 45 Design Team Submission

Project #5  "Dress Maker Boutique" from Recycled, Cracker Box
Starting with a Recycled Cracker Box, I sealed the top closed, then, cut straight down the middle of the box to create the doors.  I drew a Window template, and drew it on the box  doors, then cut out the shapes of windows.  I made a platform for the top of the Box and the bottom of the box to add stability, Using the "New" Couture paper Collection Gifted to me by my friend Natasha, I covered all sides of the box inside and out.
For the inside I cut 5 of the Tim Holtz Dress form die cuts, glued them all together, to make a thick dress form that looks more like a  Dress Maker, mannequin, I painted it with Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Paint, and then fussy cut the pattern image from the paper collection, glued it to the front of the Dress Form, so that it looks like someone was using the Pattern to measure a dress.  I made a Hat our of a scallop circle and flat Back Pearl Flower Center from my friend Dee.  I used 4 layers of Red Fibers twisted together to create a Boa that drapes over the shoulder of the dress form. I free hand made 2 little dresses to hang from the doors, and I bent wire to make tiny little Hangers for the dress, to portray, dresses already put together and ready for sale.  The dresses were made with scraps of rabbit pelt, lace, mini silk flowers, ruffled ribbon, ribbon with sequin, fibers, bead trim, and mini rhinestones.
On the inside of the back wall I made a large (RED) rose from recycled, egg carton (I have a tutorial on my You TUBE Channel Roxycar11) I used 3 small pieces of Chip board to act as Bolts of fabric, by using the design paper on each of the outsides of the bolts, and one with lace in the middle.  I created a tiny little parfum bottle from beads and a bead cap.  I scattered bits of sewing notions, a spool of thread, a bundle of white thread on the floor, a button image from the design sticker sheet backed on corrugated board and seam binding tied thru the button holes, for added dimension. I also created a hand made little purse and leaned it on the right side of the dress form on the floor.  The purse was created with scraps of the design paper.  A teensy nail Art resin flower for the clasp on the front of the purse. Handle made of Designer paper folded in a strip.
On the top I layered everything on gathered black lace.
The flourishes and Crown Die Cuts at the top are Sizzix and Tim Holtz, A large red paper rose, and roses from Prima and some WOC flowers.  I also used  strips of the sticker sheet to make banners across the top.  I used a resin white bird and a metal flour-de-lis, from Michaels, which I adorned with liquid pearls and seed beads in the voids of the holes... at the mid section I used red rhinestones. I also used a mini rose and a pearl and rhinestone flower center gifted by my friend Dee.  I also printed a butterfly image in 2 sizes and layered them together for more dimension.  Everything was gilded with Gold Metallic Paint from Martha Stewart, and all edges were distressed. I used the tiny little sticker stripe to line the entire base of the top of the Boutique.  The little chair (Project #4) is scaled to fit inside this little boutique.  All edges were gilded and distressed. and the doors are decorated with the mini note cards from the 8x8 pattern paper pad...They were the perfect size for under the windows. Flourishes on the side of the doors are all Tim Holtz.


Project #6 - 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Submission

Project #6 -  Chase Pin Cushion made of Chip Board

Created a my own template - transferred it to chip board, glued it together with hot glue.  The inspiration came to me from my friend Virginia, who actually owns a Mini couch that she found at a thrift store in Colorado.  Ever since I saw hers I just knew OI had to make one for my self.  I actually started this project, and constructed the body,  2 years ago, and never finished it.  Guess it was waiting around for the right moment LOL.
The design paper used for this was Le Romantic
after covering the entire Chase I thought about creating a little drawer under the Chase, that I could use for storage, but to be honest it would have been a really small draw that would not store too much inside.
So I made the cushion portion with a piece of foam left over from some packaging.  I covered it with material and adhered it to the base of the Chase.  I then gilded all the edges of the Chase, and distressed them slightly.  I used some flower sprays and a left over flower from my "Beautiful"  Layout (On the boardwalk paper collection) I used a  left over sticker strip from the Couture paper collection, to adorn the front bottom.  On the back I used the left over Image Journal tags, also from the Couture Collection.  I also used fibers along the bottom to act a the fringe and add some fun sassy movement to the Chase.  The feet for the Chase are constructed of rolled Chip board scraps and covered with left over Pattern paper scraps.  These are all my submissions I hope you like them. I had many hours of concentrated crafty time, to create. Thank you to my Hubby for his support of my obsession with art and the need to create something from Recycled items around the house. Also Thank to my friend Natasha, for pushing me to do this and gifting me the Graphic 45 Couture Collection which gave me the push I needed to submit projects.  Thank you to the Graphic 45 team for your consideration.

Project #4 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Submission

Project #4 - Diva Chair, from  -Recycled Toilet Paper Roll
 This little chair was created, to be a part of the "Dressmaker, Boutique Display" (Project #5)
By using 1 roll of Toilet Tissue I cut and formed the shape of a chair, created a seat and them covered the entire piece using the remaining scraps from the "On the boardwalk paper collection".  Punched out paper flowers and layered then used Prima bling and cut teensy strips of paper for the curly "Q's"  Painted, and distressed all the edges with Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Paint.

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