February 14, 2013

Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary: Boutique Accessory Challenge

Dear Reader,

Today on Nichole Heady's blog is a different challenge in honor of Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary: a boutique accessory challenge to make something to adorn your person.  This is certainly a challenge for me...in fact I considered sitting this one out.  Still we don't grow unless we push ourselves, right?  So I pushed myself.  Actually the hardest part of my project was locating a needle after recently going through a large reorganization of my studio.

I have one piece of felt from Papertrey Ink in true black so that is where I began.  I cut out of it with the middle sized die from delightful doilies die collection.  A little aside: this was my first time using the felt and like others have mentioned before it cut like a dream.  I found a cool black and gold mesh fabric in my stash that I cut a couple of hearts out of.  I attached the layers by sewing on buttons for a punch of color.  I added a hair tie to the back of each piece.

I decided to decorate a tag to place the hair ties upon for presentation or gifting.  I used aqua, red and black inks to stamp images from Delightful Doilies.  The tag ended up too busy so I added a layer of vellum that I attached with a piece of ribbon and tiny attacher.  Before I attached the vellum I added an edge of gold with a gold leafing pen.

It is pretty elementary, but I am happy I attempted this challenge.  I hope your day was a delightful one!

Thank you so much for visiting.

Happy creating,

Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Papertrey Ink
Ink: speckled egg, chili powder and fountain pen, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Paper: vellum; manila tag
Other: delightful doilies die collection, Papertrey Ink; true black felt, Papertrey Ink; aqua mist twill tape, Papertrey Ink; holiday mix vintage button mix, Papertrey Ink; black emboidery floss (no. 310), DMC; gold leafing pen, Elmer's; TIm Holtz Tiny Attacher


Joni Andaya said...

Nice project...I like how you incorporated the vellum on your tag :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the black felt with the mash.

Leigh Penner said...


Mulberry Mindy said...

I had to read your post, Shay. When I first saw your tag, I wondered how you were going to accessorize that! As I read, I saw the hair tie, and then I knew you weren't flipping out and starting a new craze - wearable tags! Very beautiful black and gold ties, elegant enough to wear out. Thanks for the inspiration!


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