Wednesday, June 27, 2012

glorious flowers

my favorite summer flowers are dahlias. i love their layers of petals and bright colors. and with July 4th coming, i was inspired to create some special dahlias of my own.

authentique is having a cross-promotional this week with want2scrap so i used papers from Authentique's "Glory" collection to make oversized flowers - i accordian-folded strips of paper, attached them together and formed them into circles. Want2Scrap's "Nestaboards" and matching "Nestabling" came together to create the flowers' centers. next i covered the "Nestaboards" with more pieces from "Glory",  sanded the edges and embellished with the bling!

stay tuned as things heat up for CHA-Summer. i am busily creating and building projects for authentique and will be highlighting them throughout CHA!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

authentique is "fresh" for june

hello gypsies and happy summer! 
authentique is under way with their color challenge for june. this month's challenge features the colors of their "fresh" collection, and the collection itself! 
i love that authentique's collections all come with 12x12 sticker embellishments. it makes it sooo easy to create. featured is my personal favorite image - the bathing beauty. she's actually featured on the "free" sheet from the collection, and is fancy-cut and inked. 
authentique would love for you to play along!
just use the challenge inspiration to create as many projects as you'd like. a winner will be randomly selected to win an authentique paper prize pack {the more projects you create, the better your chances are of winning!}

i also had the opportunity to feature "fresh" during the authentique&epiphany crafts cross-promotional last week. the epiphany shape tools are really cool and made creating this locket a snap!
i used a pair of epiphany's oval metal charms to create a locket. on the front casing i used the shape studio oval to cut a bit of "fresh" paper and seal it under an oval bubble cap. then i added tiny pearls and a shell, creating a three-dimensional cameo.
for the inside of the locket, i cut a tiny bit of text paper from the "fresh" line, inked the edges, added a little sand paint and "life" from the "fresh" miniwords. the phrase "the tiny life" came out accidentally, but it's perfect for this tiny treasure!

the portrait is cut from another piece from "fresh", and is set in an oval bubble cap for added depth. the tiny clam shell is attached with a handmade wire spiral.

thanks for stopping by the caravan today. i'll be gearing up for CHA with authentique, and there will be lots of great surprises coming! so stop by again soon!