Thank goodness we are at the start of another week. Last one about killed me. I am so tired right now you guys are going to be spared my witty banter. (I know, you’re all sad about that, huh?) So, without further ado, here is my final project *sniffsniff* for the Paper Dolls – a pretty paper parasol. You might have remember me saying last week Thienly and Tamara’s Paper Dolls blog was in its last week. I thought I would go out with a bang.
Not having a lot of time this week but wanting to get in this challenge, i didn’t go simple. It took me three days to make my parasol *phew*. Oh, and two blisters from the glue gun. I hope you enjoy. How I suffer for my art. *snicker*
We were given three different rolled roses for the challenge. I decided on the scalloped one. I have always wanted to try my hand at them. This was my first time and needless to say, it shows. Details after the picture overload.
Beautiful, isn’t it! I normally wouldn’t say that with something I made but I put a lot of heart and effort into this. The papers are perfect for this project I think. I just wish there wasn’t kinks in the ribbon, I’m sure they will straighten out in time. Sorry my pictures are a little off too. I really need to stand out of my shots. I see my shadow in a few of them. LOL
I got this idea from Terry over at Mixed Muse-ings. She also has the free parasol top SVG for download and put a lot of effort into the how-to video. I won’t bore you with how it was put together, please, go check out her site! She has a video that takes you step by step with hers. Don’t compare mine with hers, she did an amazing job. I need practice. You will see lots of great ideas from a fellow MTC-er.
The papers are from K and Co. Best of stack. It is pretty thin paper, I would do it again with thicker except for the handle. I think it worked better with thin. I can’t remember what ribbon I used. It was wrapped around a cardboard hang tag. The gem at the end of the handle I purchased in the dollar bin at Target and the glitter I put around the top and border at Michaels. It was the Studio G glitter glue in an orange. The border was from Lettering Delights Scalloped Borders and the butterflies too.
Like I said, I am so tired, I am sure this post doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you have any questions, just post a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for looking and happy crafting!