Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bling Challenge... My Results... Sparkley 'Framed' Artwork

This reminds me of this wallpaper in my Gparent's bathroom... it had the SAME pattern, but was silver, grey and pinks... I just HAD to use this paper...
I made a 'frame' out of the paper.... this stamp reminded of artwork you'd see in my Nanna and Pappa's home so I just tied the two together... I then scalloped the edges with our new punch, did my artwork on our Sparkle Paper (more 'bling'), wrapped it in Certainly Celery ribbon and our Styled Silver hardware... I adore it... Our Occasions Mini is really loaded with amazing papers, stamps and punches!!)

Getting a Photo that really shows the bling of the Micro beads I used is hard... but what I did was pocket the artwork into the scalloped paper and then using our Sticky Strip Adhesive I ran lines starting near the artwork and out... I then removed each red covering and did the next line.. until I reached the scalloped edge... after doing all four sides I dumped a batch of our Micro Beads and pushed the sticky strips into the micro beads... resulting in a 'frame' look... and sooo pretty... I first attached it to a Orchid Oppulance paper but removed it and put it on our Sparkly Paper... so the bling continues onnnn... in the cardstock and on the artwork... sooo much bling but so subtle!!
Sparkle (check), Bling (check), Spring (check), reminding me of some of my favorite memories running about my Nanna and Pappa's home (check), making my hubby say 'Wow - that does look like a frame!' (check), getting out of my funk from the past two weeks (check)... Stampin' and Havin' FUN!!! (check)... thanks LNStampers for this fun challenge!! ta taaa gang...
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