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Friday, February 21, 2014

Thinking Spring With OFG

Hello, hope this finds you all well.  Another week has flown by and I'm running to try and keep up!  I've been working on items for our Old Farmhouse Gathering team's 'New Beginnings Spring Celebration' which will be starting on Etsy on February 24th (don't you love the graphic Deena of Ewe 'n Me Printables created for the celebration?!).

Also, I made up a tag to include with my ATC's that I sent to my swap partner and I've been working on a special order for an Etsy customer.  I then made a very quick trip so I could go with my Mom to an appointment she had with her specialist, so it's been a jam packed week :O)

Here's the tag I made for my swap partner, she loves all things 'winged' so I hope she will like it.

The background of the tag was coloured with some Tim Holtz Distress Stains ('Picked Raspberry' and 'Peeled Paint') and then I oversprayed through a floral stencil from my stash with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray in 'Tinsel'.   I used a Tattered Angels "Nature In Flight" stamp set for the script and swirls and then added some butterflies from a couple of Clear Art Stamps sets "Born To Fly" and "Sew Special", all stamped with some Ranger 'Jet Black' Archival Ink.  All of the stamp sets are from Crafty Vintage Girl.  Then I aged the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in 'Walnut Stain', added some butterfly charms from my stash onto a little lobster claw clasp and attached the charms to the fibers I used for my tag tie.

And the Twigs 'n Sprigs embroidery that I showed you here, has now been made into a pillow cover and will be one of my new items for our OFG Spring celebration.

Love how it turned out despite my misgivings about the dry brushing so you were all correct LOL!  I then worked on some new 'Daffodil Beauties' flowers:

and while I LOVE how she turned out, they are very labour intensive to make and so I've decided to skip them for now and work on something a little less time consuming for my OFG celebration items.  Having said that, I've nothing else to show you because nothing is ready for pictures, so I have to get a move on since the celebration starts on Monday, yikes!

The special order I'm working on involves transferring some lovely images that my customer purchased from Cottage Rose Graphics to tea stained muslin but as I have discovered, these delicately coloured images don't transfer real well to the muslin.  So I've ordered some of the Lesley Riley TAP (Tranfer Artist Paper) sheets to see if that technique of image transfer will work better for these light coloured images as compared to my usual tar gel method.  I've never used it before, so I'm hoping it is going to work.  I've heard nothing but good things about this transfer paper and am hoping it will live up to it's hype!

Hope you've had a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend.  Although I'm trying to think spring as I create, the snow we are forecast to get over the next few days is making it a bit difficult!  Maybe if we all get together and 'Think Spring' it will materialize for us all :O)  Have a great weekend and happy creating!



  1. Great projects! You certainly have been busy. Love that tag, and the trim fabric you chose for the pillow looks great! Good match. I'm definitely thinking spring on this end!

  2. Yesssss the pillow looks great. Cute daffodil's too.

    happy crafting.


  3. 'Love your new items. The tag is pretty also. That pillow looks so fantastic as well. Looking forward to the Celebration starting :)

  4. Beautiful new items and I love love love that angel pillow! It has the sweetest face! Waiting...for spring....

  5. I've heard remarkable things about that paper..have yet to try it.

    Right now I am deep in delete mode, almost everything else is being ignored.

    Happy soon to be spring, lol.


  6. Such pretty colors in this tag! Love the way you added the stamps. Thanks for playing along in the March Crafty Secrets Linky Party!

  7. WOW what fabulous projects you have shared today! LOVE the beautiful colors & design on your tag! Thanks so much for playing along in our March Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

    Crafty Secrets DT

  8. Hi Deb, your projects are are beautiful, love your pillow and how you colored your tag with the stamps you got from us! Thanks for sharing and joining our March Linky Party.

    Have a great weekend

  9. I love those sweet little Crafty Secret birdies flying around. Super cute! Thanks for joining our March Linky Party.


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