Saturday, November 17, 2012

Little Miss Closet - So Far

The Little Miss Closet is a closet created by Kathy Orta (PaperPhenomenon) and I was challenged to make the closet by Eileen (BocaBabeArt). Thanks Eileen!

It was a struggle in the beginning as I wasn't quite sure how I would go with it, the tutorial was a bit of a struggle to follow sometimes but I got there in the end with the help of the video tutorials.

I was very lucky to have a couple of great online friends who gifted me the Ladies Diary packs (thanks Susan & Annette), along with the stamp set and die cuts (thanks Annette). This project screamed Ladies Diary so I couldn't wait to build the closet to get to covering it and embellishing. This paper line was made for a project like this!

I also loved the privacy screen, which sits inside one of the doors of the closet. Instead of wrapping it in black cardstock I used black chipboard so as to have less bulk - love love loved how this turned out!

So I'm not finished yet as I'm waiting on some strong magnets so the doors can stay closed against the mini album and the privacy screen. I cannot cover the album until I get the magnets, so this project will have to go on the backburner for a bit. Can't wait to finish it though. This one's going to my grand daughter, Amelia - but not for a few years as she's only 2 and too young to appreciate it yet!

So here is the link to the YouTube video showing a slideshow of the closet and mini album and privacy screen so far.

A Fishy Canvas?

Today being Friday, it was my usual day to stream and Mandy suggested I should do a canvas with a photo of Amelia (my grand daughter, Mandy's daughter). So that's what I intended to do, however ...

My idea of a canvas, my uneducated idea, was nowhere near what I ended up creating.

O - M - G !!! How stinking awesome is this technique??? I had Darcie, Darcie's sister Johnna, and Eileen advising me of what I should do to create the canvas. Now I was happy to go along with whatever they suggested - even when at times I thought "What the ???", but I persisted, and oh I'm so glad I did. Those ladies did an amazing job instructing me on this canvas. For those of you who have been to a few of my streams where I'm being "instructed" on how to do something will know I don't really take instructions too well LOL, so theses three were unbelievably GOOD!

I just wish Mandy had suggested I take photos of the canvas at the various stages in the beginning. You would NOT believe where it all started from LOL. Anyway, here are some pics of what it eventually became (it's not quite finished yet though, I need to add a plaque above the photo, and tidy up the sides).

You can watch how the ladies & I created this canvas on my Ustream channel here.