Thursday, November 8, 2012

Always learning something~

 
Hi everyone~ this is a fun project I did while in Florida at the Collins Group Convention.  The class was taught by 7gypsies and Canvas Corp.  I learned several new ways of distressing your paper.  One way is to fold it in 4ths, back and forth~it gives the paper a worn look and easy to tear pieces { to make a peeking window} that shows your underneath paper.  Curling the tips and corners is another way to give the paper an aged feel.
 
 
Some of the other girls in the class stamped all around the wood box~I loved the look  but never had a chance to do it to mine.  Next time, right~
The ribbon is by May Arts~learned how to crinkle and mist to get the color I want.  All you do is wet your ribbon {I used a spray bottle} and then I ran in through some pink Inka-Gold by Viva.  Scrunched it up and then let it dry.  I'm sure there are many ways!!!!
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Thanks for stopping by today~I have lots to show you!!! See ya soon~
 

12 comments:

  1. Connie I really like this one! Since I have a small collection of keys and door knobs this really hit me. I love it!

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  2. This is just gorgeous, Connie! LOVE your distressing (thanks for the tip!) and all the wonderful details on your project! The seam binding bow is sooo pretty and I also like the combination of female and more 'male' related embellishments, like the rolled paper flower and clock/buttons.. fab work!

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  3. So very nice...I bet it would also look fabulous with the stamping all around the wood box.

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  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous Connie!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos, the burlap, the distressing...and that is a cool tip!! TFS!!!!!

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  5. That is gorgeous. Love the photos, the goodies and distressing. YUM! And the textures. ooooooo!

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  6. This is gorgeous, Connie! So many fun ideas and trinkets in there!

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  7. So pretty! I love all the little treasures and the pop of color with the pink ribbon.

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  8. Your project is amazing and I like those tips, I can see where folding the paper like that would help.

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  9. Wonderful shadow box. I love your visit to the Collins Group. You brought back so many new ideas, tips, and projects.

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