Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Catch a falling star...

And put it in your pocket, never let it fade away.

I just love how easy it is to create with Graphic 45 paper.  It is so beautiful.  This past Saturday I spent the entire morning toodling on this project; decorating a star box and filling it up with goodies.  I love aqua and cream.

The paper lent itself to this water nymph definition.

I covered the lid's border in sea and water dictionary paper.

Glitter glass on the top and Stickles everywhere else.  Lots of love and drying time in this star. :)


Saturday, July 07, 2012

Fabric = happy

I have come to realize how much working with fabric makes me happy.  Especially smaller projects where I can curl up on the couch and hand-sew details while hanging out at night with my hubby.

This is my most recent happy fabric project, a Folded Cloth Heart. 

The center is stuffed like a pillow.  I used a faded sort of "shadow" image of Marie Antoinette.  She's there, but just barely. 

Here is a closer view of the barely there Marie.

On the outside of the heart I used a corner of a vintage tablecloth over turquoise satin. 

Then made a little tattered rosette and bows to add at the bottom of the pearl hanger.

I made this heart for Thespoena in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art swap group.  The group has totally cultivated my "fabric = happy" gene.  It's such a wonderful creative outlet and the projects these ladies come up with are totally inspiring.