Thursday, July 21, 2011
My best friend has been complaining that I never make HIM anything when I craft. So, I decided to make a modified version of a scrapbook page I saw on a blog this week. I used a piece of ChipBoard that is approx 7-5. I covered it with black cardstock and then added a smaller layer of the Text DSP. I drew a heart on the DSP and tore it out by hand. After gluing it down, I smeared Liquid Tombow on the exposed black cardstock and then filled it in with tiny punched hearts. The hearts are from the Love Letter Collection, which I LOVE! One side is red and the other is white with black polka dots. I used both sides randomly to add interest. After I put all the hearts on I sprayed the whole thing with Shimmer spray in clear and brown. I also used a Stipple brush (remember those? I miss them!) to add some shading around the edges. I still felt like the heart needed to stand out more, so I took my black Marker and made some faint squiggly lines around the edge of the heart. The picture is mounted in the red DSP as well as black cardstock. I was excited to use the vintage tag...I never know what to do with them! I think it looks good here. I topped the whole thing off with tons of pearls on the hearts in the heart and elsewhere.
After I finished I realized I didn't punch holes or anything to hang it up, so I came up with a makeshift 'easel' on the back. I simple took a piece of chipboard and folded it in half. I stuck one side to the back of the project and used a ribbon with jumbo glue dots to stick a ribbon between the two 'legs'. This keeps the legs from opening all the way. It works good!
Hope he likes it.....if not, he can give it back, cuz I do!