Friday, February 24, 2012

Scraps of Elegance and Berry Bleu Design Team Project!

I have just a tad bit left of my ever so gorgeous Scraps Of Elegance February Kit titled "Vintage Elegance" and I thought I would create an altered project inspired by this beautiful tag from Berry Bleu.
I really enjoy creating altered projects with these tags. The tag I selected to work with this month inspired me to do a french theme and the Melissa Frances papers in Vintage Elegance kit blended so well and gave the romantic and soft feel I was going for.

This is a wall hanging. I used a round cardboard type cover that went with one of the round cardboard boxes you can use for gifts. I covered the top in the paper and embellishments. I moved a few of the little embellishments Marivic includes on the tags to suit the positioning I needed.

I had several chipboard Fleur de lis on hand. I painted them in pink acrylic paint and then after they dried I used a scrunched up paper towel to dab on white acrylic paint randomly so soften the pink and add texture. I then took one of my favorite stamps from Heartfelt Creations - the Large Elegant Word Background to stamp over it in distress ink. I don't even put it on a block. I press my ink on the stamp then press parts of the stamp down on the chipboard so it's random and vintage looking.

I used my masking tape technique on the sides. I used several colors of smooch, then a blue acrylic paint dabber to finish it off. 

Be sure to stop by the Berry Bleu Blog . There is always a ton of inspiration and fun challenges happening there!


Unknown said...


It feels so "spring-y" here...Love your new blog design, but most of all, love your project this month! You did a terrific job and the details are just incredible. If you own a full service car wash detailing shop, I'm sure you will make every car look like a showroom piece after it's gone through the wash..sorry for the analogy..just can't think of any other superlative words to describe your amazing work. Hugs, Marivic

Cindy Gay said...

This is so pretty--would be a great Valentine present!

Monica said...

Pretty soft and elegant... I loved that your base was a cardboard top! Just beautiful!

and thank you for your kind comments on my blog. That's my favorite pic I took from the lake... but there are some other cute ones. Off to work for me now. :(

lost coast scrapper said...

So soft and pretty and I love your masking tape technique!!!!!

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