I'll be back later today to announce the winner of my Anniversary Blog Candy - but first I wanted to share a card and project I made for Stampavie's CHA booth! Both with the new Sarah Kay's "Juliet in the Field of Nasturtiums".
Then I went BIG! I took the same image, stamped her out and then copied her on my copy machine until she was big enough to be the center on a large wooden purse.
But first here is the inspiration of my wooden purse -
My version has more of a paper crafter feel to it - as you can see... But if Grandma had all the supplies then that we play with now... no telling what my little treasure would look like - she would have loved all these toys.. ahem... supplies.
So back to my purse -
When I saw this raw wood purse at Hobby Lobby.. I knew exactly which image had to go onto it. Juliet! My background I kept very simple. The wooden purse is “aged” and colored with a few different Distressing ink pads. Then a lace background punched with a dotted scalloped border punch. Yellow and white checked paper from my scraps, then my large Juliet that I have colored with my Copics and torn out. A few coats of Modge Podge is painted and let dry over night – For her “bed” of flowers I went through all my flowers and pulled lots of oranges, yellows and cream colored flowers, punched some Martha Steward Frond leaves and glued them all down. Centers again with lots of bling!
Will I carry this purse? Probably not, as I would tear off all the flowers first trip out. But it sits on my desk and holds some paper mementos from CHA. It is bright and cheerful and makes me smile. So have you ever enlarged your stamped images to make larger projects? Sometimes we forget we can do lots more with these beautiful images than just cards… think BIG!
Hope you enjoyed - and do pop back later today to see if you are winner of my Blog Candy!!!!