Monday, October 11, 2010
Good morning all! Hope you are up and getting ready to go! As for me, I'm enjoying my second cup of coffee and thinking about what I want to achieve today. There is lots to do outside as we get ready to go into cold weather and that is probably what I will be doing today...cutting back plants and getting everything ready for a long winter's nap. There is also painting to be finished. Oh the possibilities!
Now on to my project. Have you ever needed something to sit around and do absolutely nothing except collect dust? Well this is it. I took an old nut tin and covered it with Designer Paper from BasicGrey. Then I needed to decide what else to do. Well I couldn't get a clear picture in my head so I just started trying things. I added some lace tinted with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo) Then a large Lacey Circle from Spellbinders cut out of more paper from BasicGrey and tinted with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then I just started to add embellishments, mostly that I made and just kept on adding until the top was totally covered. I used hand made flowers, roses from Prima Flowers, stamen from my stash...(Hobby Lobby) Punched ferns from Punch a Bunch and some leaves cut with Spellbinders. The hand made flowers and leaves are embossed with UTEE (several layers) and they look like porcelain.
Then as an added finishing touch I made a stick pin and pierced it through the lace.
I just love taking trash and turning it into treasure....well at least something I treasure. I hope you enjoy my little bit of whimsy!
Lace from Walmart
Punch a Bunch punches
Stamen (Hobby Lobby)