Sunday, February 27, 2011

OTWC #47

I admit it. Purple doesn't make it into my crafting too often... but this challenge seemed like great timing, as it is a color that always reminds me of my sister. Not sure if it's becasue she's a February birthday (and the birthstone is purple), or if it's because when her twin girls were born one was in pink & one was in purple.... (for the record, we could ALWAYS tell them apart- even if they were wearing identical outfits...!)


A long story to tell you that I made this for my sis's birthday:
I used PTI giga guidelines & guidelines 2 on vellum with SU! ink. The accent I stamped in versamark & added UTEE & while it was still liquid poured glitter on top. I know you're imagining how that worked, what with the embossing tool going & all. I'll confirm- glitter was EVERYWHERE.

I love the effect it made though! Looks like paper that I would buy if I'd seen it at the store! I machine sewed it on to the notebook cover, added some butterflies punched out (also sewn on- and stamped on the love lives here butterfly). I used May Arts crinkle ribbon & Glue Arts ribbon adhesive to secure it.
The inside I added some more purple cardstock & stamped it with PTI text for a finished look. A few pages have the butterfly stamped on them as well.

I think she liked it.
:)

11 comments:

  1. Well, you should use purple more often. This is gorgeous!! I'm sure that your sister loved this!

    I just might have to open that drawer in my craft room that is housing those "gift type" items that I always forget about. I probably should use that sewing machine that I rushed out to buy after seeing GinaK's video about it. Hmmm.....I think that I do need to add some of this yummy crinkle ribbon to my collection. Oh my......

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and so very detailed. Purple looks good here on your blog. And I hold a soft spot for anyone that has and/or is related to twins...

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  3. This is very pretty! You did a great job with the colors, and I love bit of glitter peeking out here and there! Lovely job!!

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  4. Wow, it looks so beautiful!!! Love how you added all the glitter. Bet you are still seeing it all over house. LOL.

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  5. How pretty. You rock that Giga Guidelines set like no other Jen.

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  6. Oh this is great, love the vellum layer...and you are helping me come round on glitter.

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  7. Stunning! You should use purple more often.

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  8. Hi Jen, I'm not a big fan of purple, either, but I'm loving your monotone project. I do love the glitter! It turned out beautifully!
    (PS. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me love, I appreciate it)

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  9. Girl you need to incorporate purple more into your projects because you craft it well my friend! Thanks for sharing your beautiful little work of art this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

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  10. LOVE!!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!

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