Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tryptich for a Friend

I wanted to find a way to share a quote with a special friend of mine. I had a beaded wire embellishment that I wanted to use--somehow. I decided to try my hand at making a tryptich which would allow me to use the beaded embellishment as a closure.
I cut the tryptich template out of white cardstock. I then colored the front and back using a pale pink ink pad. Next, I used white ink to stamp the pink background with handwritten script. I printed the quote onto vellum, tore it out and adhered it to the inside of the tryptich. I added a pink dragonfly charm above the quote. To close the typtich, I created to slits through which the beaded embellishment could be threaded. I tied a lavender polka dot ribbon around the tryptich to complete my gift.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

To Imagine is Everything

I wasn't quite sure what I would do for this month's spread in Tamara's "Imagine" book. I got to thinking about the power of imagination and all of the wonderful things it can lead to. I brainstormed and came up with a healthy list of things that spring from imagination.
The color palette I envisioned was tiffany blue and antique white, crackle medium--very "shabby chic." I used the tiffany blue as my base color which showed through the "crackled" antique white top coat. Next, I created 36 windows to showcase each of those words. The fun part was rummaging through my embellishment stash to find shabby chic doo-dads to decorate each of the windows.