Monday, April 8, 2013

Love lives here...

I found this coat/hat rack at the dollar store and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it (a bargain $3.00) and alter it. The actual top of the rack is 14¾” x 5½”. So I used the purple card stock for the background and since the paper is only 12” wide I cut a strip 12” x 5½” and then a piece 2¾” x 5½”. I knew that my top paper layer would cover up most of the seam between the two papers and then cleverly used my butterfly and flowers to cover up the other bits of the seam.
I used the 12” x 4” strip of the “Summer Beauty” paper and then cut three pieces 6” x 3½” one from each of the “Buds of May”, “A Summers Dance” and “Summer Bouquet”. I distressed all my papers, except the purple cardstock with my distress tool and distress ink. I did the cutting a rolling back of the papers before I glued them all together. For the “Summer Beauty” paper I also cut a piece 6” x 3½” from the 12x12 paper and glued that to the back of the 12” x 4” piece so that when you rolled it back you would still see the patterned paper. For the next two pieces they would be laid face down and the paper rolled back so you would then see the patterned side of the paper. The bottom piece, the Summer Bouquet, would just be laid flat and my little white heart would be laid down on top as shown.

I used one of the French White Open roses which I had used my ink to die the edges purple and placed it right on top of where the papers start to open and stuck a couple of little purple petals from my stash tucked in to the paper rolls behind the rose. On each corner I used a white gardenia, a mia green flower and a yellow handmade flower. My words were cut out on my Cricut machine and the purple letters painted with “Diamond” stickles to give them some glitter. To finish it off I added some white pearl flourish strips I had in my stash which, for some reason, do not want to show very well in the photo but look quite pretty IRL, lol. Here are a few close-ups.

Meg’s Garden Products Used
Papers - Summer Beauty P6334
                  Buds of May P6335
               A Summers Dance P6337
               Summers Bouquet P6336
Flowers - White Gardenias
                 Mia Green
                 French White Open Rose
Other Products Used
"Diamond" Stickles
"Vintage Photo" Distress Ink
Recollections white pearl flourish strips
Small piece of white cardstock for title
Purple cardstock for title
Yellow cardstock for handmade flowers
Prima Hydrangea petals
Small White Heart
Prima Butterfly