Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Creative Challenge-Die-namics Home Decor

Hey everyone, and welcome to this month's Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things. This month, Joanne has challenged us to make a home decor item using some of our WONDERFUL Die-namics.....I almost died when I saw it. You all know by now, that I don't "do" altered items, so I knew this was going to be hard. In fact, I think I told Joanne(numerous times) that she was trying to kill me, and I MAY have said something about getting an ulcer...so what, I'm a drama queen. Sue me!!! LOL!!

My project DID not kill me, and in fact, I actually kinda like what I made!! I started by getting a frame out of my stash....it's one I found on sale at Kohl's for 80% off...what a deal!! I then covered the back with some Garden Variety paper from Cosmo Cricket. I then added a strip of SU ribbon down the center. My main image is the super cute, Oh Baby à la mode, which I stamped on an X-Press It Blending Card, and then colored with my Copics. It was layered with Crushed Curry and Red Hot.

My sentiment is from the Clearly Sentimental About Parenting set, which I LOVE. I cut it out using the Polka Dot Frame Die-namics, and then hand cut a Red Hot layer around it. To add some interest to the frame, I used the Heart's a Plenty Die-namic, and Button Quartet Die-namic. I cut SEVERAL different pieces of the Garden Variety paper and the card stock colors mentioned above. I added some twine to the buttons, too.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head to Kim's Blog to see a list of the other designers participating in today's challenge.