Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here are a couple of projects I created using the BEAUTIFUL papers from Magenta. They are so pretty I had to make something with them where I could see it everyday. These wallhangings will go in my daughters room over each of their beds. What I really loved about these papers is that one of my girls is a pink lover, the other likes green. Well, I was able to use the same line of papers to create two projects with different colors for each girl. I found the frames at the dollar store, or was it the 99 cent store. Anywhoo, the chipboard letters are from Bo-bunny, and I used Glimmer Mist to paint the stamped images of the leaves. All paper, stamps, and chipboard butterfly's and birds are by Magenta. The flowers are from various places and companies that I can't exactly remember right now. I stamped the mat that came in the frame with the magenta leafy branch stamp and then painted the leaves with Lime Twist Glimmer Mist. I cut a square of paper to fit behind each cut out window in the mat. I covered the butterfly and bird chipboard pieces with paper and sanded the edges to remove any extra paper. On some of the chipboard pieces I stamped over the chipboard shapes and patterned paper with the same leafy branch stamp and black ink. The letters were covered with patterned paper, and the edges were sanded and inked with black ink. I attached the letters to the frame using ribbon.
I love using my dollar store treasures to create something cool for home decor. Now it doesn't look so dollar store-ish! You've got to check out Magenta's site here . They have some fantastic stamps. Please take the time to browse the online catalog. I know you will find tons of stamps to inspire you!