Monday, April 18, 2011

Victorian Scraps, butterfly wings and Stickles...

I had planned to use flower Victorian Scrap (die cut) images in my tag class. I printed off a collage sheet of the flowers, cut them out with finger nail scissors to get in all the little nooks and crannies and tried to come up with a design idea. In the end I went a whole other way with the tags. Which left me the Victorian flower scraps to use in making cards. The Victorian Scarps are resting on this young girl wearing a bonnet, along with a punched tissue paper flower with a beaded center, purple Stickles, butterfly wings and a few paper flowers in her bonnet.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Decorative or Useful

At Scrapbook Barn we have be playing with canvas. We each received a Donna Downey canvas apron, butterfly and flower iron-ons plus some canvas flowers. We painted the canvas flowers and apron using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints...created fabric flowers, added ruffles and ribbon...each apron showed off the different style of the designer. My apron was displayed in the store on this lovely dress form.
Having been a floral designer in a previous life I went wild with the flowers...
I kept adding more and more. You can never have too many flowers!
I have been asked how I plan to wash the apron... I don't cook, so it will never need to be washed.

Somethings are decorative, somethings are useful and somethings are both.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is here and Easter is not too far honor of the season I have been working on some new tags ( and you were wondering what had been keeping me away from bloggin') This Spring tag is created with Tim Holtz's Caged Bird die cut, and Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. I placed the "blue bird" outside her gold embossed cage...Hey, it's Spring...nobody should be inside!
I used an embossing folder to create the leaf pattern for this tag. The little girl hatching out of the egg is from a vintage postcard.
I had used these chicks on my last years Easter card. The are so cute they are making another appearance.

I know you are saying to yourself..."these tags are so fun, I wonder if they are a class?"

Yes, the tags are a class! They will be taught Thursday April 7th 10:00am to 11:30am and again Tuesday April 12th 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Scrapbook Barn...give them a call to sign up!