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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Just a little something...

Hi all,
Well it has been pretty hot in my neck of the woods over the past couple of weeks and I am struggling to find the motivation to craft. For a while I thought I had totally lost my mojo completely!!! But I found it again on Wednesday and I created this mini album!!

I had so much fun creating and making my birdhouse wall hanging
that I decided to make a mini!! So I adapted my template slightly and here it is!!
The front cover



the back cover

I decided to really challenge myself this year and actually stop hoarding all my papers and get in and use them.....So..... with that in mind I took a deep breath...and pulled out my Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Collection. This wasn't easy scrappers! I almost cried when I made that first cut, but then the rest was easy and well worth the result....it is sooooooo pretty!! I have mainly used all of the pink papers and mixed in a few of the grey. I have more detailed photo's over on youtube.

Another one of my creations is my fan....I was inspired by my Masquerade Mask and the paper shoe!! I am really loving the whole Marie Antionette style so I decided to try my hand at making a paper fan and...well....
this is my first attempt....I'm not completely happy with it...
but I'm sure with some tweaking here and there...
I will get the look I am after lol.....



Here is a close up of all the pretty stuff!!



To make this I used some pink cardstock cut to 6" x12". I then used my Marthat Stewart Scoreboard and scored both pieces every 1/2". I then concertina folded them. After doing this I ran them through the Big Shot and embossed them with the "Jules Jewells" Cuttlebug embossing folder. After doing that I had to refold my fan, as it got a little squished! I then gave it a quick spray with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmermist. I then hot glued my flowers and feathers to a paper doily, which I then glued to my fan!! The to jazz it up a little I added some bling to the doily; added one of my crocheted butterflies and lastly a stick pin!!

Well readers thanks for sticking with me...it's been a pretty long post....
and I have rambled on enough....

Will be back soon with some more creative goodies.....*cross fingers*
Happy scrappin Crafters!



4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous mini album and altered fan!!
    Love them both!!
    Hope your having a good year so far!!
    Hugs!!

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  2. Hi Michelle...Thanks so much! My year has been great!! How about you? Thanks so much for dropping by. Hugs Kim

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  3. Oh girl!!! sis!! The birdhouse mini and the birdhouse wall decor is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, I love them the shoe and fan ...speechless1 I love the colors and the embellishments. Your style is so me, I love all that is pink and girly...TFS!! Keep up the great job...
    lov ya
    you cyb sis
    Elsa

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  4. Such Beautiful work! I love the birdhouse and fan. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments that you have left me. They are very encouraging.

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