Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Create Art!

This has to be one of my favorite creations…maybe ever! I found (and fell in LOVE ) in love with WeRMemory Keepers new White Out line at Just Scrappin’ in Meridian. When approached to make a special something for a special someone I knew exactly what I was going to use! This project was a “by the seat of my pants” kind of project, each piece was uniquely made and evolved as I created, I never really had a vision to start with I just went for it!

I cut out 5 tags out of the White Out Line and then I started to create. Everything used to create my tags was from my personal stash. I enjoyed “throwing out the rules” and just getting lost in art! When creating art like this layers is really key. usally I’m a less is more scrapper, but in this case when I was finished I would stand back and ask myself what else can I put on there, the more the better!

Durring the summer I scout the garage sales for frames and fun items to alter. I found this frame for a whopping .25 (It did have a ugly picture in it-but it was the frame I was after anyhow.) After pulling out the original picture I used the backing to be my guide and base to create on.

Since the frame was longer than my 12x12 paper, I sliced my paper and pieced together on the base cardboard. I did carefully plan where to slice the paper so that the pieced together part would be covered by a tag in the end.

This first tag uses a large Scrapworks photo corner painted then sanded (so to have only the dots painted) attached to chipboard to create a fun & trendy arrow. A Queen & Co. charm that reads “be daring” and lots of fun plastic confetti flowers from Queen & Co. lastly stapled ribbons to the top of the tag.

The second tag was probably the most difficult to put together. maybe because it was the last tag I created, but this one really threw me for a loop. Gladly it all finally came together in the end. Using a junkitz felt flower popped on top of a MAMBI transparency flower. A Making Memories label framing “be Yourself” a rubon from TLC. Punced holes and a soft sheer peach ribbon added to the tag.

The third tag was my favorite to create! Luckily the paper already provided most of the art work. I just layered prima flowers, dusted with glitter in the corners, added a little bling, a great quote rubon, and the darling butterfly was a sticker from doodle bug that I used liquid glue & more glitter to add bling. A sheer dot ribbon tied topped off the tag. (I purposely created different ribbons at the top of the tags to add interest to the finished product)

Tag 4, I used some Doodle Bug paper frills inked with a tangerine chalk. Prima Flowers, Queen & Co. Brads with the words “Be Happy” , an acrylic heart by Heidi Swap with more chalking around the edges and a pretty v shaped ribbon at the top.

And lastly the 5th tag used a coordinating paper form the White Out line as a strip edged with a mini rick rack. More rick rack to make the flower stem. A flower cut from another paper from the same line. The centers of flowers were given an epoxy dimension with crystal effects. Making Memories eyelet word painted and sanded quoting “be an original” (see a theme here? It really wasn’t intentional it just happened that way! I Love art!) And a double looped ribbon stapled to the top.

After I spaced the tags (double checking with the frame edge) I used pop dots to adhere to the black base cardstock.

using a staple gun staple the art back into the frame (making sure to pull out all the old staples first). Also don’t forget to sign the back of your art work as handmade and original!


Courtney said...

Heather! This is absolutely awesome. Great job!

LoRi said...

Adorable project! Love all the little tags!

cjknick said...

this is so much more BEAUTIFUL in real life. the photos don't do it justice. i know the person that ended up with this is more than tickled and am sure it's a very treasured item.


Kim Scraps! said...

Wow! I still want to be you, Heather. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Kim B in Texas

April said...

Beautiful Heather!

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.

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