Hey there! I'm thrilled today to be spotlighted at Simply Sassy & be sure to use the link to go & check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration there. As I'm sure most of you will know, the Sassy range is by Sugar Nellie & is one of their newer, exciting & extreemly stylish & trendy ranges which I just LOVE! Before being asked to do this I'd only recently discovered the range myself whilst looking through the Finky Kits site which supplies for Sugar Nellie, where I ordered 'Fabulous Darling' may fave stamp, so when I was asked to make 3 creations I immediately ordered 2 other stamps (well...any excuse!) haha. So the other 2 stamps I ordered & will be showcasing today are 'Star Dust' and 'Vintage Boutique'. If your not allready familiar with the Simply Sassy range then its defo worth checking out here.
My first creation is a topper I've used 'Fabulous Darling'. The papers which are to die for are 'Chanteuse Collection' 6 1/2" paper pad by Kaisercraft. I was absolutely overwhelmed when I ordered this pad & would highly recommend it to anyone. Apart from the designs being stunning you get little die-cuts in the back; tags; borders - that kind of thing & its just so usable & a pleasure to work with...
I've cut around 3 different sized frames from the paper pad, 2 are foil & the big one is velvet - total luxury!
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Cheeks: Fired Brick, Barn Door
Hair: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Top & Shoes: Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Stockings, hair-bow & jewellrey: Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
I've also mastered my little sewing machine & sewn around the edges of the papers as well as distressing them for that autentic, vintage touch. The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts & the pins will be available from my e-bay store shortly. The pretty butterfly is on a wire & bounces up & down like its flying!
Notice the tag which is one of the die cuts from the paper pad. I've stamped with fancy pants butterfly in Sepia ink & cut the letters also from a sentiment from the pad & adhered individually. I've then set with an eyelet & tied with some organza ribbon...
I'd like to enter this make into the follwoing challenges...
Scrap it with a song - Poker face (looking at 'face' in mirror)
House of Gilli - ribbons & bows
A spoon full of sugar - ribbons & bows
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
My time to craft - Extra images (main image & stamped butterfly image on tag)
Crafts & Me - We're in stitches
For my second card I've used 'Vintage Boutique' from the Sassy range. How cool & 'Sassy' is she?!! She actually reminds me of me, when I died my hair bright red as an older teenager & dressed with major attitude just like her! haha. She ROCKS!!! v. cool....
Skin: Tattered Rose
Cheeks: Fired Brick
Eye shaddow: Tumbled Glass
Hair: Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Top & Boots: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Corset & Spats: Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Skirt: Old Paper, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Tights: Pumice Stone & Barn Door. Frayed Burlap & Walnut Satin shading.
Papers are 'Classic K Bailey' 6x6 paper pad by K & Co. The fab die-cut corners are by Marriane Design & have been cut from Prism card-stock in that gorgeous teal colour, as has the card blank itself. Notice the 3D aspect if you look at the top of the card. This is because the inside is decorated & layered, so this allows the card to still close properly.
All the edges of the paper have been inked with Olp Paper, Frayed Burlap & Walnut Satin ink, to give a graduated shaded effect using a Tim Holtz blender tool. I've then distressed them with a craft knife, before adhering & sewing to card-stock. Edges have then been decorated with 3 shades of Flower Soft; Russet Red; Baby Blue & Ivory. The flowers have been made using a Woodware punch.
For my third make I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided on a tag & used 'Star Dust', isn't she enchanting looking?!! I was really pleased with my first 2 makes, but thay wern'y quite as pretty & girly looking as I thought they would be, so I wanted to make up for that & went for a pretty pastel colour scheme & a shabby, enchanted look. I used my Shabby Chique papers by Tim Holtz which incidently is one of the best collections I've ever had!....
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Cheeks: Fired Brick
Dress & Shoes: Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, Walnut Satin
Hair-bow, socks & trim: Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Walnut Satin
Hair: Pumice Stone
I've highlighted the 'stardust' with Crackle Paint
The paper flowers have been made using the spiral technique. Over sized pink pin available from my e-bay store soon, tied with twine. Metal fastner on right side is from We are Memory Keepers metal hardware tin in pewter & has been fastened with a pearl brad. The grungeboard flourish by Tim Holtz no other, has been painted with white pearl acrylic paint, then covered in Crackle Paint. Notice the little butterfly charm on the end!
The over sized hole has been die cut, then I've used a K & Co metal piece in the hole, before tieing with ribbon. I've made the crinkle ribbon from 3 pieces of white/ cream organza ribbon, 2 of which I sprayed pink & blue rtespectively using Tim Holtz Spun Sugar & Tumbled Glass re-inkers, mixed in a mini-mister with water & a spoon full of white mica powder for a soft shine. I then wet them & scrunched up. I've mixed together 2 shades of Flower Soft Baby Blue & Baby Pink, then decorated the edges with it, which I'm majory diggin the effect of right now. Flower Soft rocks!
Hope you've enjoyed my spotlight post & many thanks to Simply Sassy for featuring me!!!xxxx