Saturday, March 2, 2013

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge-Chevrons

This is my first post on the Frosted Designs Design Team.  I'm so excited to be a part of this talented group, make sure you hop on over and check out all that talent.
Frosted Designs is the perfect team for me....why you ask?  Well, they are all about designing with what you have and I like that....because I have a lot.  I am new to papercrafting (a little over 3 years now) and when I started, like most of us I bought everything in sight...with so much pretty stuff out there its hard not to, right?
Now, I have a chance to use more of it.... more often :)   
Now, let's get started.....This challenge is all about using love them!  Now, I like to think outside the box a bit, so I thought I would show how to use chevrons on a project in different ways....this post has a lot of pictures to look at, plus a bonus project and a video, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy.
Here's my project.
The display tray is from Close To My Heart and I've been saving it since July, just waiting for the right moment to use it.  My friend Kathi moved here from Tennessee in December and for this challenge I decided to use the tray as a gift for her daughter, Brandi. I'm an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart and they introduced a new paper line this Spring/Summer Idea Book called "For Always" and it has a B&T paper of chevrons, how lucky!
Chevron #1:  Used for a rosette.
Chevron #2:  Used here on the banner
Chevron #3:  Used here as an embellishment (hexagon)
Chevron #4:  Used here as a background.
More Pics:

Here we are with Brandi proudly showing off her gift.
 She was so happy.....from her hands......
to the wall in her room :)
Products used are:
CTMH Display Tray Z1750
CTMH For Always Paper Packet X7165B
CTMH Pear Cardstock X5764
CTMH Slate Cardstock X5930
CTMH Black Cardstock 1386
CTMH Black Ink Z2105
CTMH Black Pigment Ink (Basic Stack) Z2503
CTMH Honeycomb Stamp Set C1537
CTMH Artisan Studs Z1816
CTMH Sparkles Clear Flourishes Small Z1812
CTMH Black Assortment Buttons Z1821
CTMH Black Waxy Flax Z1089
CTMH Black Hemp Z282
CTMH Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Z1781 
CTMH retired products used:
Green Embroidery Floss and a variety of white rub-ons
Other products used:
A variety of goodies received while on a Tim Holtz cruise in 2011, mini clear bottle, chunky silver glitter, SU green ribbon and SU stamp set.

I've also made a bonus project from Close To My's a new line called "Canvas Art Kit" one of their home decor Workshops on the Go.  Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a 12" × 12" canvas display, which has a chevron background. This kit comes with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • (1) 12"x 12" pre-printed canvas display
  • (1) C-sized Canvas Art Workshop on the Go stamp set
  • (1) 1 yard of Cashmere Baker’s Twine
  • (10) Clear Sparkles (10mm)
  • (1) Sheet of Sparkles Flourishes
  • (2) 12" x 6" sheets of Dimensional Elements In Color - Art Shapes
  • Instructional Brochure
Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:
 For more info watch this video.

Have a great day and stay inky my friends!


  1. Tamra, this display tray is STUNNING! What a beautiful gift.

  2. So excited to read your first Frosted Designs post! I so love what you did with the display tray and all the ways you used the chevron paper. I especially love your rosettes. It's a spectacular project! Can't wait to see what else you come up with for future challenges.

  3. Congrats on getting this DT post! Yay! Love both your projects and feel blessed to have seen them both close up. Frosted designs is lucky to have someone of your caliber on the team :) So happy for you and love BOTH projects :) Kathi

  4. Hi Tamara, LOVE your chevron projects, which you totally rocked! Great show of different uses for them too! I really enjoyed reading about you and looking forward t getting to know you better on the DT! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolia ♥

  5. Wow!!! Both projects are gorgeous.... stunning actually! I love all the details and embellishments you used on the first one! I really like the chevron paper looks for the pleated flower! And the colors you used for your layouts is one of my favorite combos!!

    barb :)

  6. WOW the tray is exceptional. I am going to pin to pinterest as I have a couple and would love to do a page like this. I love that paper with the print and all the little trinkets!

  7. Oh Tmra this is perfect! Love all the wonderful details!


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