Monday, May 18, 2009

Love Monologue



Today I'm the featured designer in the Taylored Expressions Newsletter. If you aren't signed up for the newsletter, you can do that from the homepage. It's free and you'll be the first to hear about the latest TE news and happenings.

For my project, I'm showing you this Love Monologue from the Alterables Section of the Taylored Expressions store. It also features some of Taylor's yummy satin ribbon (willow and ivory), adhesive pearls, a Spellbinders die, and stamps from JustRite and Taylored Expressions.

I love the size of this wooden piece. It measures 11" x 10.5" x 0.5"...a great size for a wall-hanging so I decided to make something for my daughter with a picture of her and her boyfriend. I used a sanding block to lightly sand the edges. It didn't need a whole lot of sanding, just a tiny bit. Then I painted it with FolkArt 515 Vintage White acrylic paint.

Next, I stamped all the flowers from the Fresh Flowers set on watercolor paper, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, watercolored them with reinkers, and cut them out. Some are glued directly onto the wood with Ad-Tech adhesive, others are glued down with Dimensionals. The pearls in the centers of some of the flowers were colored with a Y11 Copic marker.

The ivory satin ribbons were made into ribbon roses following Christine Okken's tutorial that you can see HERE. They're really easy and fun to make!

The sentiment, from A Year of Sweet Sentiments, under the picture was cut with my Spellbinders Double Ended Tag die and sponged with Always Artichoke ink. The sentiment is stamped with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink and then heat set.

The vanilla hardware in the center of the willow satin ribbons is SU's vanilla hodgepodge hardware. The tails of the large willow bow at the top is tied onto the Love Monologue with mini eye hooks that I picked up at WalMart.

The JustRite Hugs & Kisses sentiment was stamped with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink onto Very Vanilla CS and then heat set. That vanilla circle is up on Dimensionals. It's matted with Prism Sage Medium, which is also up on Dimensionals.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: A Year of Sweet Sentiments, Fresh Flowers, JustRite Harmony Classic Circle II Ensemble
Paper: Prism Sage Medium, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamagic Spanish Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black Craft, Pink Pirouette, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, Y11 Copic Marker
Accessories: Wood Monologue, FolkArt 515 Vintage White Acrylic Paint, Sponge Brush, Willow Satin Ribbon, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Natural Burlap String, Kaiser Craft Adhesive Pearls, SU Vanilla Hardware, Dimensionals, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Double Ended Tag, Eye Hooks, Clear Embossing Powder


Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!

33 comments:

Connie said...

Oh MY!!! This is just amazing, Denise!! WOW..all the details are stunning! Anyone would love to get this as a gift!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Denise...this is just amazing!! You've made into a beautiful keepsake!! :)

Wendy said...

How beautiful, Denise! Once again, I LOVE it!!! TFS

Rose Ann said...

What a gorgeous piece, Denise!! I love your ribbon roses and all of the pretty flowers!! I bet your daughter loves this!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is just lovely. I love the subtle detailing, nothing to overpower that adorable picture. What a handsome couple. I also love the colored pearls. I always forget to do that and I was looking for some hot pink (gasp) pearls the other day -duh! Hugs,

Alex said...

This is STUNNING Denise - WOW!! You totally outdid yourself with this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Janice M said...

Beautiful!! Turned out great!

Renée said...

This is awesome, Denise! Love the flowers, what a ton of cutting ... Your daughter must love this!!

Chris said...

Just beautiful!!

Melanie said...

great altered project! terrific photo! :)

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful, I love all the extra touches that you put into this. It's so soft and pretty.

Riet said...

What goegeous creation Denise.

Hugs Riet.x

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is beautiful Denise!

Silke said...

WOW - Denise - this is so pretty - love how you decorated it!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the cute flowers... and the ribbon roses... TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, this is BEAUTIFUL girl!!! Love all the embellishments!!

Gretchen said...

Holy Macaroni!! This is fabulous! I love those ribbon flowers- thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Denise!!! Love the placement of the flowers! Great altered piece!!!

Sankari W. said...

how absolutely LOVEly!!!! Love the little flowers and the sweeeeeet picture!!!!!!!awwwwwwww!!!! too cute!!!!
hugzzzz
Sankari :)

LeAnne said...

Very cool--nice write-up on Taylor's blog, too!
LeAnne

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage colors and all the little flowers! And the B&W photo looks awesome!! I bet she adores this!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You put just the right amount of flowers on this pretty creation, Denise! What a wonderful memento for your daughter!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

*sigh*....so gorgeous Denise!! LOVE your L-o-v-e wall hanging!! And that rose ribbon...I really do hafta try that!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Denise! WOW! What a wonderful project!

Robin said...

This is AMAZING Denise!! What a beautiful gift for your daughter too!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Just gorgeous Denise! What a keepsake to treasure for years to come! LOVE those ribbon roses!
Carol

Carol said...

WOW... that's awesome! I GOTTA try those ribbon roses!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful project, Denise....I love all the awesome details on this..the satin ribbon roses are sooo gorgeous and I love how you added the picture...perfect for your DD!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! This is FANTASTIC Denise!!!

Lori said...

Terrific!!!!! I would love to do a project like this!!! DS1 is going to love it!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful idea for a gift and super sweet! You did an awesome job.

Susan (rainy) said...

There are so many sweet details here. What a wonderful project for your daughter.

dpkennedy said...

This is just beautiful! Your daughter is so lucky to have you make her such a thoughful and lovely gift (and that you like her boyfriend too, lol)!