Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Perfect Reminder

Hello and hello and hello!

I've been working away happily in my craft room these past few days, aimlessly but happily.  I was browsing around the sale at MelJen's Designs and just absolutely fell in love with the Divas and I picked one out to practice my shading.  Every time I walked into my craft room and saw her sitting on the table, she brought a smile to my face so I decided I wanted to keep her and planned to make myself a card.  That card turned into a wall hanging LOL.  But oh my, does she look ever so pretty hanging above my craft table.

I used a section of an old cardboard display board as the base.  The paper used for the flowers and butterflies is linen paper that I sponged on Barn Door and Victorian Velvet distress inks and water splattered it before running the dies through.  For the red flowers I used two of each size of the Cherry Blossom die from Cheery Lynn and shaped them to my liking.  I just love these Cheery Lynn flower dies- they are so versatile.  I already have my eye on some more of those!

The two sentiment panels were fussy cut from the My Mind's Eye papers I used.  I added the words "You are" in turquoise Stickles... sometimes you just need a reminder that you are perfect the way you are :)  The beaded heart I made with Swarovski crystals and 22 gauge wire I had sitting around from my jewelry making days (7 years ago, ha!).  Likewise with the hat pins.  I framed the image panel with red lace ribbon and added some blue ribbon that I rescued from a Christmas present to frame the whole thing.  The white ribbon used to hang it was also rescued from a Christmas present.

How about some close ups?

Here is one of the Diva herself

Some of the flowers

The hat pins

The crystal heart

And here she is hanging on my wall :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me!  Hope you have a glorious weekend!!

Meljen's Designs - Love is in the air
Forever Friends - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Ribbon and bling 3/8/13
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Handmade embellishments (crystal heart, hat pins)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes 3/1/13
Jenn's Digi Stamps - Ribbons and lace

Glitter and Sparkle - Anything but a card
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - 3 and 3 (3 butterflies)
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13
DL Art - Anything goes


Size:  8 x 8
Papers:  My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found (and I think Lost and Found Two)
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Cherry Blossom, Cutie Fringe 4, Oval Stackers XM, Mini Dimensional Butterflies  Spellbinder's Dies:  Foliage 2
Stamp:  Diva from Meljen's Designs
Ink:  Barn Door and Victorian Velvet distress inks, turquoise Stickles
Embellishments:  Swarovski Crystals from, red lace ribbon from The Paper Studio, blue and white ribbon from stash


  1. What a Great Job.
    I love the artistic colors and the layout.

    we are so glad you ,
    entered into the challenge this week.
    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

  2. She is adorable. Love all the flowers and bling. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    Jen's Digi Stamp DT

  3. Super cute!!! I really love that heart that you made for this. Awesome design!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  4. hehe.. She is gorgeous!! I had a little giggle too when I saw her.. Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  5. Hello Jenn! :-) Oh my goodness, what a FUN card! I LOVE all of the embellishments! As I said in the email I just sent you, I am so happy that you're having so much fun with the Diva. :-) Have a beautiful day, Jenn! - and good luck! (hugs)

  6. Gorgeous wall hanging, love the colours & embellishments you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. This is beautiful. Love the blues . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  8. Thank you for joining Jen's Digi Stamp Challenge. What a lovely creation. This is too cute.

  9. What a fun card and cute image..Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

  10. Love that you created a wall hanging with this image! She looks amazing!!! Great job! Thank you for joining our Meljen's Challenge this week.
    Ruza, MD DT

  11. Me again! :D
    Same as before! Truly love your wall hanging! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  12. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love that royal blue ribbon trim!!!! stunning!

  13. Oh wow what an amazing and wonderful card your image is absolutely stunning ....thank you for joinging in our challenge at Forever Friends "Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H XX

  14. She makes an adorable wall hanging! Yes she does make you smile just to look at her! You did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for joining us at Forever Friends. Hugs and God bless.

  15. This is adorable I really like the image and your coloring
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.


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