When I think of spring, I think of flowers, butterflies, and the garden. So that is how I came up with this layout.
Kalista looks like she is sitting on a garden bench, It inspired me to make a garden gate. I thought I had one of Dusty Attics chipboard gates, but I must have already used it, or not put it where I generally put my chippies. So I used the Ornate Iron cartridge and cut one out on the Cricut.
I used THIS same technique that I shared on a previous post.
Aren't the butterflies gorgeous? I printed assorted sizes out on glossy photo paper then cut them out. I inked the edges with distress inks, then coated them in clear Rock Candy crackle paint. Then I embellished them with pearls. You really can't see the whole effect in the photo, but I LOVE the way they look.
I made the shabby blue flower with a strip of fabric that I had died. The edges are really frayed and stringy giving it a pretty shabby look.
Using one of Tim Holtz grungy brackets, I pounced on white acrylic paint, dabbed on some ink and coated it with the rock candy as well. I attached some brads then gave them a little hit of the hammer to dent them up just a bit.
Here is a shot of the beaded fringe trim, as well as, the rosette fabric trim.
Look how adorable this tag turned out. There will be a step by step tutorial on how I created this coming real soon. I hid the journaling on the back side. I didn't realize how slanted it printed until I was editing pics. oh well...LOL.
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