Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Handmade Box Pleat Trim Flowers

 You can buy box pleat trim at the store or make your own as I did here but creating stunning flowers for your projects is easy using this trim.

 Start with lace or ribbon trim and dye/distress to your liking.  I used the below products to make the blue flower by dying cream lace trim with teal Color Shine (excellent product), then distressed with inks and made small box pleats and secured with sewing machine.  Added some glitter with Uhu glue, coiled onto a 1 1/4 inch circle with hot glue and adhered center embellishment.
Flower Centers

Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Dancing Girl...

Oh my... it has been almost a month since my last post... busy time for us.  My youngest daughter, who is 11, is a dancer and dances round the clock this time of year.
I made this little plaque for her room.
We are right in the middle of her competition season, tons of fun!

Used 6x6 heavy chipboard, covered with paint and Crackle Accents, layered with tulle, paper and lace. Altered frame with stamped book paper and ink. Colored Stamping Bella Missmatch Ketto with Copics and adhered to altered paper background.  Added altered seam binding, lace, button & key.  Used lace and seambinding to hang.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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