Monday, August 3, 2009

It's Monday and it's a reveal of challenges....

At the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge this week is to emboss using your favorite embossing folder. Nilda sent all of us on the design team (courtesy of Provocraft) some of the newly released folders coming out. They are all fabulous , but of the ones that she sent me I chose the Morroccan Screen folder. This folder has a lot of potential to do so many things with it. I decided to spruce up a pillar candle for a wedding gift with it.




What I did was emboss a 3" x 12" strip of ivory card stock. I used the "negative" side of the embossed strip so that the impressions of go down in. I added a pearl into each impression. Added some lace around the bottom ( also added pearls in the center of the flowers on the lace) and added some ribbon on the top. The flower top was created with D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders. I made the flower from 18 2" ovals that I cut on my cricut them ran through D'vine Swirls folder. The center of the flower is a 2" circle that I stamped then ran through the Swiss Dots folder. I curled the edges up on the top two layers by just rolling them around the end of a thin paint brush. The bottom layer I curled under so cradle the candle and fit on like a topper.




Next project here is my reveal for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week to use up that stash of yours is to use eyelets in your project. I was trying really hard to use all my white eyelets up on this project and I have to say-- mission was accomplished! I was trying to recreate the front of a "MEAD" notebook. I even went as far as carving in with my scissors what kinds of things my son would doodle on his notebook. So without further ado-- here's my LO entitled 1st Day ( Layton's first day of Kindergarten):

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you stop over to http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/ and http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com/ and check out all the other design team work as well take part in the challenges. Nilda has a some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders up for grabs!

Thanks Again!

Kerri


2 comments:

~JulieH~ said...

Kerri I was just about to comment on your beautifully altered candle and we had a power cut and lost all power and internet! I could have used your candle!
anyway all is back now so I just want to say how stunning your project is, I love all the pearls they look so elegant with the Moroccan folder.
Love you LO too it must have taken ages to set all those eyelets but so worth the end result!
Juliexx

Our Little Inspirations said...

How did you ever come up with such a stunning project? Oh My Word, this just blows me away with it's beauty! All those pearls and curled petals.....it must have taken some serious time to do this, but the end result is SOOOOo worth it!! It's GORGEOUS!!!

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