I really LOVE the inspiration that challenge sites give me, but sometimes Ijust want to "set my creativity free" and create for the sake of creatin'.
I spoiled myself and bought a few NEW sheets of patterned paper yesterday (hey, don't tell anyone, ya here?)...as it turns out, when I looked at the details on the sheets of paper so I could give kudos to the paper companies, I found that a few of the sheets I bought aren't that new after all...BUT they are STILL new to me!
Still workin' on my vintag-y style, lol...I did buy some patterned paper that I thought felt vintag-Y to me...I thought maybe they would help bring out the "inner vintage" in me:)
Now, ya know I just LOVE a lucious piece of G45 paper...and the "Once Upon a Time" line is just to die for!!!!!...well not really, but in those "Once Upon a Time" stories, the PRINCESS always survives, right?
So then I added a piece from Foof-a-la (I have to be honest and say I've never heard of this paper, but since I do like the paper I bought, I'll have to look them up).
Then I added some things from my stash, like the gold pearls, a REALLY OLD sizzix diecut, and a scrap that quickly became a rolled flower (instructions that I found can be viewed here on Irene Tan's blog).
And what about this close-up of this Christmas tree? This TOTALLY reminds me of the cut-out sugar cookies I used to make. Since I glued the paper over corregated cardboard before diecutting the shape, I got some really good dimension on this tree. Adding a bit of distress ink helped make it look even better. When I added the finishing touch of the beading, it really reminded me of those little confection balls we used to add to our cookies...one of the things I remember most is that they always rolled all around and more ended up OFF of the cookies than stayed ON, lol.
Lori M, FSE:)