Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fashionista Tutorial

 Fashionista Wall Hanging Tutorial starts here.  Well actually, above is the finished project and below is how my work space looked when I was done.....When I got up this morning I could hardly believe my eyes, where did I even have room to work, I think is see an inch or two near the edge of the desk.
Where to begin, well all products used are Close To My Heart, shown below, with the exception of a Cricut cartridge called "Fancy Frames"
Paper Packet and Stamp Set List:
 Inks Used: Cocoa and Lagoon
 Additional CTMH products used:
At least that what I thought.....when I start a project, there is no rhyme or reason, I jump in feet first.  I did know that I wanted to use the new Fashionista Stamp Set and this sheet of paper from the new Stella Paper Packet, and that's all I really knew.
  Then I begin the hunt, through my craft room looking for something to make with these products....I have a new Cricut cartridge "Fancy Frames" which I've had for about 6 months and I never used it :(  So, I picked my frame...
  First I thought to make it black,
didn't care to much for that, so
I decided to use White Daisy for the frame and background.  Then it was too white and the search began again for a background stamp and I chose Diverse Backgrounds, stamping the frame with cocoa ink with the polka dot stamp from the set around all the edges, then gluing together the frame, background and stella paper piece.
Now came the fashionista image, stamping the image in cocoa, black, lagoon, sunset, smoothie, and chocolate.  I even embossed her in cocoa and black.  Going with the cocoa image, lagoon for the skirt, a second cocoa for the blouse and the black embossed purse, cut and clue. Note: skirt and purse are glued to the image and the blouse is popped up, and don't forget the belt (in lagoon).
Next the flowers.
Cutting the flowers in 5 different sizes out of the tulip print and then the same cuts on the reverse side of the tulip print, distress all edges with cocoa ink.
 Next, glue the same color sides of the paper together, only adding glue to the inside edge of the flowers. When gluing the pieces overlap them so the two colors with show.
Prepare flowers.  Pretty cool, two toned flowers.  But guess what, I didn't like this combo, so I went with these....
Cut the center piece for the stamped wording, border strip, flourishes and leaves.

Then you're ready to put it all together.  Flourishes are distressed in cocoa ink and the leaves are scored and sanded for more dimension.
Have a great Monday.....


  1. Just GORGEOUS, Tamra! I love the combo of paper you used for the flowers.

  2. What a beautiful piece of art you made. Thank you for sharing how you made it. Love that you showed us your work space when finished--and that you let us know how you re-did the frame and flowers. I'm always re-doing, adjusting, changing and wonder if I'm the only one! lol

  3. Wow this is amazing. I love the flowers!

  4. Love this,love the flowers! Could you tell me the size at which you cut them please? Thank you


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