Sunday, March 4, 2012

Queen for a Day!

I don't know how it is where you are, but in Mississippi it is feeling like Spring! It seems like the past few things I've made have been a bit on the brown side - today I was in the mood to make something pretty!

I have had the idea of using the Scrollwork die as a crown base for ages. I finally was inspired to use it when I saw that the Grungy Monday challenge for this week was wearable art. Not sure that I will be wearing this a lot, but you never know! ;-) I cut the pieces from chipboard and gave them my Faux Tarnished Silver treatment. I joined the pieces together using Mini Fasteners to create the crown shape. Trim from the Lavish Trimmings collection was attached around the bottom. I added a little velvet ribbon over the top of that. So pretty!

I know most people probably polish their silver, but I leave all of mine tarnished. I love the vintage look of it (I'm also pretty lazy). That's why I love this technique so much. It really does look like old silver - at least I think it does!

The flourishes were all cut from chipboard using the Sizzix Elegant Flourishes die. They were covered with Martha's glitter. The flowers were cut from polyester lining fabric using the Sizzix Tattered Florals die. They were dyed with Antique Linen Distress Stain and then finished like this. Adding the little diamond in the center made them perfect for Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge this week!

The butterflies were cut from plain white paper using the Sizzix Mini Butterflies die. I stained them using Spun Sugar and Broken China Distress Stain. I also added a little Picket Fence over the top to tone them down a bit. Finally, I added rosettes cut from Tim's Vintage Shabby Paper Stash using the Sizzix Mini Rosette die.

I hope you enjoyed my ode to Spring! If you need any of the supplies I used to make my crown, they are all available at Inspiration Emporium through the links below. Don't forget - today is the last day to use the coupon code leapyear to save 20% off your order!

29 comments:

  1. Love this crown! What a wonderful idea! Very pretty indeed!!

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  2. Wow--that is springy awesomeness!!!

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  3. A lovely preview of Spring. It will arrive soon, right? In the meantime, a terrific idea to at least spend a couple hours with spring colors.

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  5. This is breathtaking, Shelly! How cow, girl, you really should wear this out on the town at least once, if only to show off your artistic brilliance! Way to bring the royal treatment to Grungy Monday!!!

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  6. Shelly, this is wonderful! I hope you are wearing it!

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  7. Wow this is gorgeous Shelly. So much work and totally worth it. Fabulous crown. x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly!

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  9. LOVE this!! So pretty and springy!

    Sadly, it's not feeling much like spring here in Michigan...we've got a ways to go yet. :-)

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  10. Wow, that's some crown, amazing work!! If I was able to wear that I'd feel like the Queen of all things Spring that's for sure. It's stunning!

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  11. Shelly it is awesome!!! I'd love to be queen for a day and wear your amazing crown!
    Hugs and creativity
    Manu

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  12. Looks good enough to eat! Beautiful!

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  13. Good fathers what a creation you have made. I have never seen anything like it! It is really beautiful - I would put it under glass!! Talk about the royal jewels!!!! Beautiful work - I am utterly amazed!!!!
    Sandy

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  14. Such a lovely creation - I love every bit of it! And I didn't know you could cur polyester lining with the Tattered Flowers die - ooh, know what I'm doing tonight! The little rosettes are fab too - I've got that die on my wish list (with so many other things LOL)

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  15. This is a WOW project!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

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  16. Shelly, this is absolutely darling! I love all of your soft, pastel colors you've used to create such a beautiful ode to Spring! Love the delicate butterflies circling overhead as well. So pretty!!! <3 Candy

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  17. You do the most amazing, out-of-the-box stuff! Absolutely stunning!
    Terrie

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  18. Now I want to see a photograph of you wearing this fabulous butterfly crown!! It is definitely a spring creation, Shelly! Please send a little of that weather this way.

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  19. Oh WOW!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!! I LOVE all the amazing gorgeous detail!!!!!

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  20. This is very beautiful love the colour pallet. Dawn xx

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  21. Cor Shelly, this is absolutely STUNNING, ingenious idea for the OTE die... I never know what to do with mine lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  22. LOVE it girl! Absolutely precious!

    ~Linda

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  23. Stunning shelly really beautiful xx

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  24. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Shelly!!!

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  25. Gorgeous!! you should wear it, let the world know you're the queen of art! I love it.

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  26. How Fabulous. A treasure that's for sure. I love it and the pretty colours you have used. Hugs Rita xxx

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