Happy (inter)National Scrapbook day! Bella Blvd has been celebrating all day long, posting a new "All About Me" projects every hour (one from each 10 designers and 2 giveaway posts). You can see them all over on the Bella Blvd blog!
Here's what I came up with this year (no, your eyes are not deceiving you - it is not a scrapbook page *gasp*)...
I'm going to share a secret with you. Please don't throw anything at me, ok? (((grin))) I very rarely scrapbook. Don't get me wrong, I love to see scrapbook pages! I would really like to create some of those as well! I just, well ... never do. Honestly, I prefer card making. And creating gift or home decor items. In fact, when I see a gorgeous piece of patterned paper, my mind is already putting together several cards! Since we are sharing projects that tell our story, I opted to create a home decor item filled with my favorite things. Since the process of making it qualifies as one of my favorite things, I thought that would count as well.
I started by painting a black acrylic wash onto a wood frame. To distress it a little bit, I sanded all of the edges after it was dry. I chose all of my favorite colors to include in this frame, many of which just happen to be Bella colors! The background paper that I chose (the back side of the IF She Blooms Art Prints sheet) is my all-time favorite Bella paper. I machine stitched (another favorite thing of mine) around the focal image. Just below that, I added a sticker that pretty much sums up my all-time favorite Bible verse (Philippians 4:13).
For decoration, I hand cut some wonky circles out of coordinating patterned paper and then distressed all of their edges. I combined my handmade flowers with some of the flowers included in the She Blooms Paper Pieces. And because I can't resist a pretty butterfly, I added a wood one from my stash.
IF She Blooms: Art Prints, 3x4s, Tiny Floral, Take Root Pink, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons, Treasures & Text; IF Say It Clear stickers; IF Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy
You can read more about me over at the Bella Blvd blog! :-)
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