Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sweet Life - DT Project by Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans... as promised I am back again with my second offering using the fabby 7Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection papers designed by the wonderful Finnabair and the Hero Arts Stencils we have been playing with this month.  The base for my project is a firm papier mache 3d board which is perfect for taking lots of layers of the gorgeous papers in the collection.

I started by covering the whole base with a darker patterned side of the paper and lightly sanding around the edges to get rid of any snarly bits (I am a bit rubbish with a craft knife... and if you too are a bit rubbish with a craft knife, sanding the edges makes the papers fit nice and flush)  Next I cut some more papers to layer over in graduating sizes, with the smallest bit making a border across the board.  I used the Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add some dots in two sizes and then sanded off all the edges of the layers of paper so they had a nice shabby finish that matched the base piece too.

I used some dies to cut a tab, in which I added a Rub On and then added a tag cut from the papers and again, sanded on the edges and some tattered lace to the border over the middle.  Tearing the tops of the layers was a bit of a doodah accident.... I hadn't meant to be quite so rough with my edge distresser and went a bit bonkers and off came the corner of the middle piece... so I improvised, tore the corner of the top piece and then stapled them together... aha, a cunning plan to avoid it looking like I made a booboo!  

I made a 3d rose using diecuts... and added Iced Spruce DI and the large dotty bit of the stencil to add a bit of variation on the flower and also cut a banner and some leaves which I coloured with Forest Moss DI... again, sanding all the edges so they matched.  Finishing touches were black paint around the edges of the base board, an acetate butterfly and a sweet little birdy and some pearl pins.

As ever, there's a "random commenter prize" up for grabs this month so please do pop over HERE to Gillian's first post where you can join in and have a chance at winning a cool prize.  Thanks for looking.. have a great day!  TTFN