Sunday, July 31, 2011

MFT - Guest Designer Challenge - Embellish Me!

It's that time again!!  Time for the MFT Guest Designer Monthly Challenge!  This month Jody and Joanne have challenged us to "Embellish Me".  I chose to embellish my six year old darling daughter!  It was beyond fun!  I made the following:

  • Rolled Flower Die-namics Inspired Pure Innocence Bottle Cap Headband
  • Double Sided Pure Innocence Locket with Daisy Die-Namics Clasp
  • Set of Six Embellished Backpack Pins
I'll start with the headband:
Bottlecap jewelry is SUPER hot right now. I started by making rolled felt flowers by hand (inspired by the MFT Die-namics). I purchased a plain headband at my LSS and wrapped a luscious red, satin ribbon around it followed by wrapping it in MFT Baker's Twine. I added grey felt to the interior so that it would slide on my daughter's head easily. I pulled up my PI digis in MS word and sized them perfectly to fit inside the bottlecaps. I colored them with my Copics (which runs slightly when coated with Glaze) punched them out and adhered them to the interior of my bottlecaps. I then coated with my PI images with Glaze. I set them to dry overnight. I then nestled them all snug in my flowers and hot glued the flowers onto the headband! Sooooo much fun and my daughter has not stopped wearing it!!
My second creation for my DD is this sweet double sided locket finished with a MFT Rolled Daisy Die-namic clasp:
 
I found the locket in the jewelry section of my LSS. The interior measures 1.25". I started with the interior of the locket. I used PI Birthday Princess and Emma Blowing Kisses. Both images stamped and colored with my Copics. Trimmed out and added to the locket interior. I then used 6 pieces of sheer hot pink ribbon (my DD's favorite color at the moment) as the hanger for the locket. I didn't want a tie as I wanted her to be able to easily get it on and off her neck so I used my MFT Chocolate Felt and my Rolled Daisy Die-namic, 2 velcro dots and their matching counter parts, 2 buttons and some MFT twine threaded through the buttons to make an easy to open clasp for her. She is in HEAVEN!

My last creations are a set of six backpack pins for my daughter to keep or give to her friends.  We went out shopping today and she wore all six of them on her shirt at once!  SO CUTE!  I've used the following MFT sets:
  • PI - Being Cute Is What I Do
  • PI - Meet Emma and Wyatt
  • PI - Lather, Rinse and Repeat
  • PI - Better Get Better
  • PI - Ladybug
  • Flapper Doodles - Hug Me Tight
These pins measure at 1.25" each. I found a six pack of the pins at my LSS for $1. I punched 1.25" circles out of fun DP scraps, Mod Podged them, ran them through my Xyron and adhered them securely to my pins along with their embellishments. 

The following MFT Die-namics were used:
  • Notched Tag 
  • Pinwheel
 I'm sorry for the relatively brief descriptions but I'm SURE you'd get sick of me going on and on and on about all the embellishments and steps for these creations!  Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments section and I'd be happy to answer you!!

If you'd like to come play along please do so here!! 

Thanks for looking!!

4 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

MEREDITH - these are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Wow - I have to pick my jaw up off the floor now. :) xoxo

KC said...

these are so cute! you are so inspirational!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow, Meredith! What a FABULOUS bunch of projects! I especially LOVE the headband...so SWEET! I wish I would have ran into you shopping...your DD must have looked adorable with all of those pins on! The locket is simply LOVELY too! Good Luck! I truly hope that you win! :D

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