Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sometimes, inspiration leads to frustration !! What I expected to be a fairly simple ATC Christmas ornament to construct became an all day affair yesterday !! I modpodged paper and lace to a card, glued ruffled lace in a triangle for the tree shape, then layed vintage and new white buttons out onto that shape. After much ado, I was finally happy with the layout and glued them down. I especially like the vintage button at the top -- it was "one of one" in my collection of white buttons. The tiny satin bows were also frustrating, even with the bowmaker. I may redo the NOEL label. I am happy with the hanger, however. Fine silver wire wrapped around the handle of a small paint brush to produce the "springy" look proved to be the easiest part of the entire project. I added a few seed pearls with a touch of glue to keep them in place.