But, despite my current state of...dilapidation, I managed to turn out a project which I am actually quite happy with. I just picked up 3 fabulous images from A Day For Daisies, and couldn't wait to use at least one of them.
The challenge this week, over at A Day For Daisies is to create something with fabric and/or fiber.
I was thinking about using Shredded Wheat...I mean it's fiber, right?
OH...not THAT kind of fiber. Gotcha.
Instead, I used burlap (which kinda looks like Shredded Wheat) and a handful of various fibers from my "brown" stash. Don't ask me who makes 'em. I haven't a clue. Anyway, I hot-glued a chunk o' burlap to a piece of light-colored Kraft cardstock. Then, I grabbed about 6 different types of fibers and loosely twisted them together and formed it into a nest-like thing and hot glued it onto the burlap-covered background. I printed out this adorable image onto light-colored Kraft cardstock and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils. I fussy-cut out the fairies (sans wings) and the flowers. I printed the wings onto transparency then glued a light coating of micro glitter on the back side of them. I wanted them to look like REAL fairy wings (as opposed to fake fairy wings). I nestled the various pieces onto the...nest and hot glued them all down to create a VERY 3-D, touchy-feely likeness of the original image. I placed the finished piece into a shadowbox frame, hot glued some buttons onto the frame (WITH floss tied in 'em--you're welcome, Jodi)...and called it "Put-a-fork-in-it" done! I can't WAIT to hang this somewhere in my studio. I LOVE it.
And, here, is the original image:
I'd like to enter my project in the following challenges:
- A Day For Daisies - #50 "Fabric & Fiber" (but not Shredded Wheat)
- Speedy Fox & Friends: #119 Get Back to Nature
- Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion: #122 Anything Goes
- The Kraft Journal: Make it Monday "Needle and Thread"
- Make it Monday: Linky Party #101
micro glitter - Hero Arts
shadowbox frame - EK Success
embroidery floss - DMC