Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Time With Dawn Post from ODBD

If you're looking for my Sassy Cheryl's and Jbelle post...it's below this one...thanks for looking!

18th blk 
I love to find mark down and second hand items to alter! I got this plaque on some reduced rack somewhere some time ago! Perfect for this new set,
As You Graduate! I just covered up the picture with Prism cardstock cut to fit...embossed another piece with Cuttlebug folder, Victoria, and sponged it with Distress ink.

18th HangerI stamped the image in Black Soot Distress ink and immediately heat set clear embossing powder on it. Then I sponged it with more Distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone.
The Scripture is also embossed, edged with a black Copic marker to match the image, then lightly sponged and popped up on foam mounting tape.

18th trees18th FS closupI added Flower Soft along the pathway to match the paper flowers that also have Flower Soft stamens.

18th flowers  18th budsI used Beate's tutorial to make this particular flower. I used Spellbinders Daisy Heads for these, although I've used the scalloped dies before too, for a little different flower look. The paper is some older DP from my stash, Vintage Blue Flowers by Paper Pizazz. Then I added filler with Martha Stewart punches.
(I've had a question of how  I made the stamens and how I made the flowers so big. For the stamens, I used wire, put a drop of 3 in 1 Glue by Beacon on the end and dipped it in the FS and let it dry..it dries quickly. For the flowers, it just depends on the size die you use. Daisy Heads worked out to about  1 1/2 in across. I did cut between some of the petals to help it shape better. The 2 leaves are from the same die set)

I love the fact that this set is so versatile and not just for the grad!

Well, I hope I've encouraged you to try something new...pick up that alterable item at that yard sale next time! You never know what treasure it could turn into!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

8 comments :

Jill said...

This is amazingly beautiful! All the details are just stunning. Those flowers--Wow!

Robin said...

I saw Beatte's tutorial, but how did you make the stamens and make the flowers so big? How were the leaves made? They are beautiful!! Love the stamp set. I definitely want it!
Thanks,
Robin

Marlene said...

Wow. Beautiful!

Grace said...

Beautiful project Dawn! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

Velta said...

Hi Dawn ~ It has been a while hasn't it? I had just ordered from Creative Cuts and More and saw your name so I thought I would stop by and check on you...First off your flowers are gorgeous...Love that card window and the texture...How are the Llamas??? Hope you and yours are doing well...I have browsed below and cannot say enough about all of your splendid art work!!

Ann English said...

GORGEOUS! I love this, Dawn-simply beautiful.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Dawn, this is so cool!!! I love the plaque and the way you have altered it....love the flowers and the ideea with the flower soft center...awesome!! Hugs, Sabrina

- dlm. said...

Oh. My. Goodness...Your plaque is amazing! Love all of the flower soft touches.