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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"D" is for DIVA!!

Here is some fun altered art.

My upline (Sue) challenged us to alter this wooden letter "d". I’m not good with challenges and let alone letters. My first thought was "d for duh!" I was at a loss at what to do with this. I thought I could turn it and make a "P" or better yet a "q" for queen. The "d" is for DIVA. All the gals in our DIVA group got one. I was at a loss at what I was going to do with it until my Berry Bliss decorative paper arrived. Oh my, is that ever a fabulous pack of paper!!! I LOVE every sheet (both sides) in this package. I even had to order another one!!!

This "d" was too tall for one 12" piece of paper so I had to add a bit more from another sheet. I hid the seam with a piece of white grosgrain ribbon. I added some white feather boa to the side. I just went overboard on the foo foo here!! This is SO girly!!! My favorite part of this was the butterflies. I stamped the butterfly on vellum and embossed it in white. I cut them out and glued them in place with Crystal Effects. For the top butterfly I folded the wings inward just at the body part on each side. I added a thin line of Crystal Effects on the body part and set it in place on top of the butterfly I previously glued in place. I added a layered flower from the Pretties Kit and a hat pin with some pearls on it. Hey, I did say I went all out on the foo foo.

The pink ribbons on the side holding the boa in place were threaded through holes I made in the wood using the Crop-A-Dial. Man is that tool a "MUST HAVE!!!" It goes through metal, wood, chipboard and paper. Amazing tool!!!

I did punch a hole in the back of my "d" but I did not open the hole in the front of it. I am going to put a tiny hole in the wall to hang the "d" and hopefully will be able to keep the front solid. The "d" is light enough that I should be able to get by using a common pin in the wall. If it doesn’t work I’ll be sure to let you know!!!

There are so many things out there you can alter and decorate to hang on your walls, give as gifts or sell at craft fairs!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Stampin_Melissa said...

You've won an award over on my site. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alex said...

I think this is really really cute so I guess you met the challenge Wanda - LOL! Congrats on your award! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dorothy said...

Adorable! Nice job! I would love that hanging in my craft room!