Big deal ! Have you heard? I’ve joined the Treasured Memories Design Team !?
Ain’t life sweet !?
The lovely Design Team co-ordinator, Nadine, puts together a small kit for me to work with. I glue, paste, cut, zing, ka-pow and return a layout to the store. Here’s a peek at what’s happened so far:
My craftroom was all abuzz with a fun Design Team challenge last week! We each got a mini clipboard to work with. Instructions? “Design *anything* you want”. The skies the limit? Eeeep!
You’ll probably pick my out in a heartbeat. First off, it’s the only one that hangs askew, LOL ! That’s me, a bit wacky-doodle 😀 But then obviously, it’s also full of sparkle and shine.
I called my creation ‘Bee’ 😀
I began by creating a bee hive’ish mosaic using Tim Holtz, Paper Mosaic Kit. The paper is all from Crate Paper’s Flourish Collection, which I absolutely love! I used a die to cut out all the tiny hexagons.
Once glued, glazed and dry on the clipboard, I added a heart made of paper roses. Each rose was made with hand-tinted watercolour paper. I use various sprays and inks, then die-cut the roses on my Big Shot.
I wanted little Bumble Bees to float over my rosey heart. So, I wrapped a couple layers of tulle around the project. You still see everything through the tulle, but it gave me a place to add the bees so they’re a bit above the hive and roses. I think everything looks a little more ethereal under a veil, don’t you?
The clip was layered with jewels and gems. I tinted some of the clear gems with Rangers Alcohol Ink to match the project. Have you ever tried that? It works great. Can you guess which ones were dyed?
The cherry on top is this small music box I found on our recent holiday to Australia. It happily plays, ‘What A Wonderful World’. A few affirmations for a wonderful world, dangle from beaded wire, like charms. To keep them in place on the handle, I made a small paper bead. The bead’s big enough that the charms don’t slip off when you play the music box.
PS, I always love finding little music box’s on holidays. This one’s a bit more special because it plays the same song we played in a garden park as I married the love of my life. April 12th was our 17th Wedding Anniversary! So how fun to have this challenge to work on the whole week. Thanks so much Treasured Memories!
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