Monday, November 22, 2010

~Baby Girl~

This is a picture of my DD Erin taken on Mothers Day this year. I just love her in red. Like most little girls she's usually in Pink from head to toe but occasionally she'll wear another colour and it's such a treat!!
This is a lift of one of my favourite artists Robin whose work I've always admired. All the embellishments have been handmade on this LO

I used the ribbon rose tutorial for this months ribbon and fabric twist for the DIY challenge I host over at These are really quick and easy to make and although it may be tricky to get them started in the beginning, they super easy once you get the hang of it. I then placed the ribbon roses into a layered flower I made using black satin and chiffon.
I made some more of the brilliant Lisa Gregory's ribbon rose bud vines using red and black satin ribbon. I painted over the green floral tape with some Onyx Creative Imaginations paint. These paints are sooo gorgeous and the colours are beautiful and rich. The paints are also a lot thicker than shimmerz and really add a lovely finished touch to a project.
For the 3rd set of flowers I just twisted some strips of black chiffon around and the made coils with the twisted strips and then added some paper roses on top of those. I then layered the coiled blooms onto some red organza ribbon I had in my stash 
I then took some black UTEE and mixed in a little white perfect pearls which I them embossed these butterflies and the title chipboard lettering with. It has a beautiful shimmer to it IRL and a great way to revive some old dated chipboard pieces you may have in your stash.

I then thought it would be fun to play around with some modeling paste and made some distressed paper edges by randomly applying some paste and then brushing it out using a very small paint brush. I added some red acrylic paint to the paste before applying to the paper. I then randomly painted some onyx creative inspiration paint over the dried paste.