Welcome to another great Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! This week our wonderful sponsor is the Freckled Fawn.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to this fun store that features crafting accessories and embellishments.
This week's challenge is to use textiles somewhere on our project. I decided to make a desk decor item for my sister-in-law, whose birthday is this week. The project was inspired by a digi stamp that I have had for quite a while. It was long before I ever really thought that I would use digital stamps, so I have no idea whose work it is, which makes me sad because I like to give credit where it is due.
Here is my project:
I love this little gal walking in her garden. I started with a piece of 4 1/4"x 8 1/2" chipboard. I covered this in denim from a pair of my boy's jeans that he has outgrown. I purchased a puzzle for a dollar at Wal-Mart and had my daughter paint the pieces with blue acrylic paint. I used my hot glue gun to adhere them in several layers around the board. I coated them with Mod Podge to give them some gloss. Then I adhered my cute stamp...I colored her with MS dye ink markers, some SU markers, and some gel pens. I used chalk on her skin. I also added some stickles to the flower centers. Then I started adding embellishments. I cut the pocket out of an old patch and used my white gelly roll pen to add stitching. I made some bows out of strips of denim from the same pair of jeans and adhered those. I found some pearl buttons in my stash and added those. Finally, I added some pearls and some roses (made out of old lace that I had in my stash).
The little denim pocket holds a hand cut tag that says "May all your wishes come true" from the Whimsical Designs "Everyday Sentiments" set. I colored the stamp with a SU marker before stamping it on the paper. I like the flexibility of using brush markers to color stamps.
The tag is tied with baker's twine that I made with white twine and the same SU marker.
I finished the project by adding a stand to the back. Here is a closer look at the cute digi I used:
Be sure to head over to Whimsical Designs and join us in this week's challenge. Even if you are new to using textiles (like me) give it a try and let your creativity take flight!