Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September Flamingo Five

As part of my month on the Guest Design Team for Flamingo Scraps, I participated in the Flamingo Five. I received the following five items:


Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland,Wonderland Classifieds
 
Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass

Craftables Flowers by Prima 

Pearls & Crystals Ice bling by Prima

Flamingo Scraps Vintage/Steampunk Embellishment Grab Bag

I have to admit... when I opened the package containing the Flamingo Five, I had a moment of panic. My style is simple, so it is unusual that I use five supplies on a single project, let alone five that someone else picked out!

Fortunately, it didn't take long before I realized that these items would make a great Halloween wall hanging. I found an old wooden plaque, inked the edges with black Staz-On, and then used Mod Podge to adhere the dotted paper. I cut out Alice from the other sheet of paper and gave her a bunch of coats of Mod Podge too. With a coat of paint inside and out, and a smear of Stickles on top, the glass dome transformed into a full moon. The grungeboard pumpkin got a coat of paint and Stickles as well, and I backed it with a scrap of black paper. Then I punched out the negatives from the grungeboard butterfly and sprayed them and the Prima flowers with Glimmer Mist to make the pumpkin leaves.




To make the green vines, I sprayed the off-white trim with Glimmer Mist. When it was dry, I wound it around the handle of a foam brush and sprayed it with Krylon. Perfectly curled vines!





This project was a real stretch for me! What fun to work so far out of my comfort zone. I'm happy with the finished product, though I do wish I'd thought to ink the pearls green while I was coloring the vines and leaves. Oh well!

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