Extravaganza 2012 Application Entries

Hello! I know that my blog has been very neglected for a very long time! As I get through these next few months, I will be posted exciting new events, artwork, and other musings for you. I may even open my heart up a bit and blog about some of the trials and tribulations I have been experiencing this past year.
First, I wanted to do a couple posts on the items I turned in for my Extravaganza entry. This first item is a lunch sack fabulously re purposed to hold some vintage gifties and some Close To My Heart Happies for the lucky recipient. As you can see, I love blending real vintage items with my products for an entirely original mini kit. I actually got this idea from another CTMH sister, Kathie Davis, at Creative University last winter.
This next entry is a card using the Spring/Summer 2012 Stella products! I just love sewing! Sewing reminds me of all those long nights my mother would spend creating clothes, Halloween costumes, school program outfits, and even all the animals for the Church Nativity scene and programs! I found this adorable Victorian girl .jpeg to cut out for this card. How cute!

This is the inside of the card. I did use a neat technique to make fabric flowers out of paper using retired adhesive twill, but any sticky back canvas would do.

First, you adhere the side of paper you want to see on your project to the sticky side of the canvas. Then burnish the paper with a bone folder, (Z1204, $4.95). It is important you use double sided paper with this technique and the paper from the Stella Paper Pack, (X7147B, $9.95), is just perfect.

Next, spritz the paper with plain water and rub away the first side of the paper with wet fingers to reveal the bottom side of the paper. I then just let the canvas dry and made these cute lil’ yo-yo flowers. I placed the yo-yo flowers on lace flowers from the Bohemian Assortment, (Z1687, $4.95), and topped with a sparkle button from the same assortment.

I also used my corner rounder punch, (Z578, $7.95), to make scalloped edges and stamped images from the My Acrylix Tailor-Made stamp set, (C1442, $13.95). I also edged the card front with Black Waxy Flax, (Z1089, $3.95), and sewed “x”‘s with floss, (Z1096, $3.25).

I have a few more entries coming your way very soon, so until then, Happy Scrappin’!


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