Monday, April 23, 2012

S... is for me

Wow, this weekend went by pretty quick, but I did get a lot of chores done.  I spent half of yesterday in my craft room.  
A while ago, I purchased an initial, from a national craft store, made of chipboard.  I had a scrap of a very pretty pattern paper that I just treasure.  The pattern paper is from Lost & Found.  There are pink and red roses with pale blue leaves, on a background of vanilla.  First, i painted the initial a similar shade of pale blue, found in the pattern paper.  Then, I adhered the pattern paper to my initial.  I cut as close to the letter as I could, and then used a paper file to clean up the rough edges.  I used E6000 glue to adhere some magnets to the back.  And then I went on to embellish the front of the initial.   

I cut a butterfly from some coordinating pattern paper.  Then, I layered a paper blossom on top of a different paper blossom.  Then I adhered this layered paper blossom onto a fabric blossom.  I punched out three leaf shapes from aqua mist card stock and crinkled and distressed them with white craft ink.  The completed flower was adhered to the body of the butterfly.  I added a metal note holder tied with a scrap piece of crochet trim. 

I added a mini clothes pin to the upper part of the initial.  I rubbed white craft ink on the top of the clothes pin.  Then I added some vintage white embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I tied a small piece of cream  linen thread thru a tiny pink button and adhered it to the clothes pin.  I added a tiny half faux pearl to the center of the bow.

 I added some half faux pearls to the ends of the initial.  

Here is my magnet!  I made it for my locker at work.  A little piece of craftiness at work {smile}

Thank you for stopping by!  Glad to have the company.  Check back tomorrow, as I am working on another altered spiral notebook to sell in my Etsy shop.  I am using the same pattern paper I used for the spiral notebook I made for my granddaughter.  I hope you have a great week.  

1 comment:

Debbie said... favorites colors!