The images show my contribution to the PaperWhimsy Banner Project. Let me explain; I am part of a trio - the other two are Carol and Lorraine - and we have to create a banner that we will share. Our word was FLY so Lorraine is doing the F, Carol the L and I am doing the Y. When these three elements come together we shall all have a hanging banner for our home/studio or wherever to display. We all have to do 4 of our chosen letter, this is my first Y.
The front is constructed with tissue paper and deep purple velvet down the edge with swarovski crystals. Flowers, and purple beading. The back is gold fabric, with part of the pattern highlighted with sakura pens and some more swarovski crystals and a couple of sequin butterflies.
Other words that other members are using are ART and JOY.
What a fun project it actually is, can't wait to see what Carol and Lorraine come up with, I just know there letters are going to be fantastic.
I may not do all of mine the same, there may be slight variations but the color scheme of purple, green and gold jewel tones shall remain the same.
If you want to check out Paper Whimsy group do so here. They are a great group of girls and do some amazing stuff.
So another 1st for me, I signed up for the Charm Swap on ARTCHIX and this is my contribution.
I so enjoy creating new and different things, I feel like I do at least one fulfilling thing for ME in a day now which is wonderful and stops me just doing housework, being a cab service,dog walker etc. This time is so valuable and I love that I can get inspiration from different groups to create....
Adults and children can do them, ideal for us mums whilst sitting outside school waiting to pick up children.
This is from my journal, the images have been changed by rubbing brasso round the edges to lift the ink - really fantastic results can be achieved; I shall play with this some more because these are my first efforts and I am sure that I can improve on them.
Give it a go - but remember to do it in a well ventilated room.