Thursday, October 21, 2010

A few of my favorite things, PLAQUE

This is what I've been working on. I took a wood plaque that I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2. and painted it brown. The large dress form on the right is My Minds Eye paper (lost and found) Along the bottom I used a Tim Holtz measuring tape. The iron fence is a Halloween Martha Stewart punch I cut the little bats off of.
The other dress form is a stamp from Oxford Impressions (the dressmaker) I stamped it on canvas and frayed the edges and inked them to age it a little. I put lace along the top edge.
I cut the flowers from Tim Holtz tattered floral die and the leaves from his tattered leaves die. I cut them out of grunge paper. On one of them I stamped the text first then used Tim Holtz distress inks and colored them. I added old buttons in the center and a few feathers to top them off. I used Tim Holtz swivel clasps to hold some charms I made out of his fragments. The paper behind them are also Tim Holtz.

I've never entered any challenges before but I really like the way this turned out, I think I will enter it in a couple of challenges.
I think it will qualify for the Practical Scrappers challenge. Distressing.
If you know of any other challenges I can enter into, I'd appreciate you letting me know.
What do you think? I love your comments, Shari


  1. Love it! What do I think? Well its simply fabulous! Love the distressing and antique look of it.

  2. I am a newbie to everything. I just recieved a cricut for my birthday. I have never scrapbooked or stamped or anything. Hubby was told by someone in his office that I needed one and my obsession is beginning. I LOVE your plauqe. It would be a perfect gift for my niece. But I think for this year I will stick to the gift card. I may have to give up my weekly coffee to fund paper alone.

  3. Shari, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Love it, love all your elements and colors, very, very pretty!

  4. Wow, Shari, I LOVE this plague!!! And what a great idea you had in removing the bats on the fence to fit it!!! I'd say it's a "favorite" thing!!!

  5. Shari, it's simply beautiful!!! TFS! :-)

  6. What a grate take on this weeks theme,
    love the vintage colours,
    how did you do that fence at the bottom?
    is it a die?

  7. I love those fragment charms! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

  8. That flower is gorgeous! I love how it flows! TFS!!!

  9. This is just way beyond cute. Everything...every detail. I love the flower, the bingo card...every little detail is wonderful.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment and to play in the BBTB2 blop hop.