Have you ever had one of those projects that you visualized in your head, it was AMAZING, and then when you went to put it together, something went wrong and it all just stalled out? Well, this is my most recent one. I had the gorgeous background done, the top border, and a selection of cute rosettes. Some were assembled, some weren't quite done, some were glittered and beaded and... and... and... well, it wasn't finished. None of them really worked, and something was just... missing every time I went to try and finish it. That was a couple of months ago. Turns out, it was just waiting for the right stamps to come along. Here is my finally finished wall hanging.
I borrowed the Eyelet Border Punch from a friend and punched a border from textured Soft Suede card stock. I laid it on the frame and got goosebumps - PERFECT! So I cut another border from Crumb Cake textured card stock (I love this stuff), offset and glued them together, and spritzed them with Early Espresso. A note here. I did this twice. The first time, I also sprayed the assembled border with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. I did use scrap paper behind it, but did you know: 1. that stuff sprays a LOT, and 2. it's not exciting to clean it out of the carpet when you don't think to put the to-be-sprayed item in a box first? Such is my life. Anyway! It was perfect for the space without the Log Cabin... all for the better, I guess - for me, if not for the carpet. Don't tell my husband.
the mess in my living room when I came across it, and I couldn't just move it as it was. ADD, anyone? Hmmm.... So, here is the finished project once again. What do you think??
Stamp Set: Creative Elements
Ink: Soft Suede
Markers: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Card Stock: Baja Breeze (smooth and textured), Soft Suede textured, Crumb Cake textured, Very Vanilla, old mystery brown...
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Soiree
Punches, Tools, Etc: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, Eyelet Border, Scallop Trim Border, Color Spritzer, Antique Brads, cheap-o frame, acrylic paint, matte & sparkle Mod Podge
So happy to complete another UFO!! (UnFinished Object!)