Please excuse the poor photography and bent project! I had this hanging outside up against one of the living room windows so I could get a good shot, but I'm no photographer as you can see! The colors are taken from the Waverly fabric that I made the bed dressings and window treatments out of (Laura Ashley). I used some fab vintage sheet music and flower cutouts that Vicki sent me and one of the tassels that Rose sent me. It’s like they were conspiring together so I could finish the project!
I put so many elements to this you wouldn’t believe and I didn’t do all that I was going to do. I wanted to add some white ball fringe that I had pounced with the four main colors of pink, green, teal, and lavender; but decided it would be a little too much. I designed and printed out some cardstock to make the pleated rosette and one of the layers of the flower.
I used some lace left over from Kimberli’s wedding gown and some vintage buttons a close friend of mine gave me many years ago that I had been holding on to for the perfect project.
Aren't these little frames from K & Company adorable!? I thought they were perfect for my 'bell pull' center! As you can see, I also dug out the old edgers and used them a lot.
The clear plastic that the photos are mounted on is from the Dollar Tree! It was an 11” x 14” poster style photo frame. I did a lot of distressing with chalks and inks and a little zigzag stitching and a lot of bling! The centers of the white flowers on the green paper are tiny little pink rhinestones.
The little pink hearts on Suzy's frame are also rhinestones. That little yellow photo corner you see is one of about 10 that I have that my mother purchased at the G C Murphy Company back in the 1940s, it was originally white but I inked it.
I’m really looking forward to finishing up my little bedroom corner and enjoying my new finds and this hanging. There are a lamp and a shelf that still have to be finished before I can complete the area.
I uploaded the photos from Suzy’s eighth grade dance outfit and her cute little date. They are close friends and both seemed to enjoy themselves. Suzy is just too cute. Wait until you see her with her ‘Marilyn Monroe’ hair style! I’ll work on the photos and get them posted soon.
I finally heard from my darling grand daughter, Tabitha, last night. It’s been ages since she has contacted me and I was very relieved to hear from her. She will be 14 on Friday!
Okay, I need to get myself motivated to get up from this computer and finish all the projects I have in the works! Besides the layouts I haven’t done, and Suzy’s photos, and Tabitha’s birthday card, I still need to work on my designing and painting skills with the tutorials that came with my Photoshop Creative magazines. They are so super and I can’t wait to try some of the tools and tricks they talk about. Each mag is accompanied by a CD that has all the stock photos, brushes, pallets, shapes, etc. that you need to follow along!
So all you guys down under keep warm and those of you near the equator try to keep cool and those of you in the
PS: Here is my list of products used on the hanging:
Papers: Mustard Moon, Scribble Scrabble, Daisy D’s, Crate Paper, Miss Elizabeth’s, and my designed and printed out papers; Pearl Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Ribbon by Heidi Swapp, Nicole, Wrights, & Bucilla; Rick Rack and some Lace by Wrights; Other Lace by Sew Perfect; Tiny frames and buttons by K & Company; Bling by Heidi Swapp & Dollar Tree; Chalks and Eyelets by Oriental Trading Company; Inks by Color Box Chalks; Rubons by Fancy Pants; Flocked S and Foam Embellishments by Miss Elizabeth’s; Foamies by Darice; Acrylics by Liquitex and Making Memories; Lavender Tassel from Rose Long’s stash; Felt Petals, Cardstock Bird and Flowers, and Vintage Sheet Music from Vicki Chrisman’s stash; Antique Buttons from Linda Kaufelt; Sculpy Flower by me; Allover Lace Backing from Kim’s wedding gown; not shown: Lovely Pink Satin Ribbon to hang by from the Ribbon Warehouse in South Carolina.