Sunday, February 20, 2011


The following projects were done for the Fancy Pants design team call, last fall.  I didn't make the team, but what I have are three layouts and a project that I wouldn't have spent as much time on, otherwise.  I love taking on challenges.  It's a good way to
hone your skills and try new techniques.  For this layout, I created a branch with beading wire, covered with embroidery floss.  I cut floral accents, for the branch, from patterned paper, popping some up with 3-d adhesive.  I used a border punch to create the frame and printed the photo in sepia on canvas, to give it an aged look.  There is also a lot of machine stitching on this layout.

Island in the Sun

For this layout, I cut along the edge of the flowers on this paper from the "Rustic Sun" line.  I aged the paper a bit, with chalk, and inked the edges. 
I popped up the edge of the paper with 3-d adhesive, and also embroidered the flowers, adding beads to the flower centers.  There is a stamp of a little bird in the sky, to give Timmy something to be looking at.  I love this shot of Timmy.  He loves laying in his little sunny spot, on the doily that my mother made, all nestled into the plant.  It's like his own little piece of paradise.

Mirror, Mirror...

I absolutely love this photo, taken at a Renaissance Faire last summer.  I used paper from the Fancy Pants "My Family" line for the background, taking advantage of a large journaling area.  I created a mirror image of my photo, for this spot, and printed it on vellum, placing the original opposite, then stitching each to the page.All of the accents are hand cut from patterned paper.

Altered table

 One of the requirements of the design team call was to do an altered project.  I chose to do this table.  I decoupaged papers from a few different Fancy Pants lines, both on the table top and on a piece of illustration board that I attached as a "topper" with velcro.  I also used adhesive backed velcro to attach the tulle skirt to the topper.  This was a fun project to do and my daughter loves her new table!