This project started as a kit I purchased from The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie (an AMAZING store). The original design was by one of their teachers- Annette Prudhomme. Once I got it home though, I decided I really didn't like the paper and some of the embellies that came with it so I turned to my stash and decided the Close To My Heart Level 1 Magnifique papers I have been hoarding would be perfect. I really love how it turned out with my changes and it is a great addition to my dining room. Since I added buttons, I am submitting this project to the Button challenge at www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com.
I loved her technique for the denim and cream felt flower. You simply take a 1 1/2 x 12 strip of the fabric. Fold it in half lengthwise and sew or glue the open edge closed. Once dry, cut the folded side at short intervals and then roll and glue the fabric on itself until you are happy with your flower. The booklet is just 2 pieces of cardstock cut to fit the opening of the frame, I used waxy flax tied around the center to hold them together and then adhered the back cover to the glass with a tape runner. For the Peacock, I used a resist technique by stamping it in Versamark and embossing it with white emb. powder. I then used the 3 shades of ink and sponged it over the cardstock and embossed image.
Close To My Heart products used
Level 1 Magnifique paper
Colonial White and Pacifica Cardstock
Circle of Love Stamp Set
Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue and Pacifica Inks
spray pen using pearl paint, water and dutch blue reinker
Colonial White Waxy Flax
White embossing powder and Versamark
Products from kit
denim for flower
felt for flower
From my stash: Brown ribbon and mod podge