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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Bird's Song and a Mirror

If you walked the floor at Winter CHA 2013 and happened to stop by the Stampendous Impression booth you might have seen a collection of wonderful mirrors. If not you can see them over on Asia's blog post here (she has THE coolest framed mirror to show you).

So here's my entry on the wall. It looks subtle and it is, but the detail is just not as cool in any photo I took. So this will just have to do. :)

I embossed Botanical Blooms on tissue paper that I creased around the inner and outer edges of the mirror frame. I needed those creases as guides for stamping. Then I sponged around sections with Spun Sugar and Tea Dye Ranger inks. The last bit of distressing is done with thick cold coffee on a paint brush.

I colored Garden Gal with colored pencils and fussy cut her and three butterflies which were stamped in walnut ink stain distressed ink. I added A Bird Song sentiment by stamping on a tall rectangle and rolling the top and bottom edges to create a scroll and sponge distressing over the sentiment. Everything including the ribbon is  either glued or decoupaged with Beacon Adhesives.

Love Is in the Air...
The monthly challenge is coming to an end soon, but there is still time to link up your Love Is in the Air projects! Take this link for challenge details on the Stampendous blog! If you have one done and want to link up now... here you go!


Stamps: Botanical Blooms Background Cling, Garden Gal Cling, A Bird Sing Cling set and Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (Stampendous)
Paper: white cardstock (Neenah), white tisue paper, cream cardstock (Wausau)
Ink: Versamark Watermark ink (Tsukineko), Spun Sugar, Walnut Ink Stain and Tea Dye (Ranger)
Accessories: Shabby White Embossing Enamel, Detailed White Embossing Powder (Stampendous), lace ribbon (May Arts), cold coffee, Beacon Fast Finish and 3-in-1 adhesives

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  1. This is so pretty! Love your distressing and the scroll is so awesome!

  2. OMW Janelle, your mirror is absolutely stunning!!! The embossed blooms look so delicate and elegant, perfect backdrop for the Garden Gal! I just can't take my eyes off your project!
    And thank you so much for linking up to my frame as well :))) x

  3. Your mirror is incredible! Love the embossed blooms with the subtle coloring. Cool scroll too.


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