Good Morning (sorry its afternoon!) and Happy Thursday.
I'm going to show you the prizes I made for the Pass the Parcel game at Eleri's birthday party.
The main prize was a notebook which I covered - the images and papers I used are from a digi set Emma the Mermaid from Fred She Said (I have the pre-coloured set because I didn't think I would manage to colour all this very well). The fish with the balloons is one image, which I cut out and added with 3D glue gel. I cut into his mouth and used some paper thread for the balloons.
The notebook already had a flower shaped cut out, so I thought it would be nice to have Emma peeping through from the page inside. I created the scene using the different digi elements (ie Emma is separate, the different seahorses, crab, fish, plus a background, etc). I've sprayed over the page with Crafters Companion Glitter Spray, to give it some protection really.
I added some stickles to the waves and around the flower shape on the front cover (heck, I can't remember the right word to use (der!) - oh it's come to me - it's an aperture isn't it (yay!). That's about it for the notebook.
Then I decided to make up some similar little scenes to make into bookmarks, and I put these in each parcel layer for the first round (so that each child had a bookmark as the layers were opened). For the shape at the top I used my Nestabilities Labels die, and I laminated the bookmarks, and this is what they looked like - the threads at the top were plaited.
I'm going to enter this set in the following challenges:
Ai Factory - Drop in the bucket (water theme)
Crafty Creations - Feminine, blues and greens
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes plus something old (I've had this Emma the Mermaid set for ages but not used it before, but I'm sure I'll use it again)
Digital Tuesday - Celebration, and they have their 100th challenge blog hop going at the moment
I also decided to make a second prize - ie something in the penultimate layer - as all the girls liked the brooch I made for one of Eleri's friends in January, I decided to make another one.
I have used my Papermania Layered Flowers template for the flower shape and for the central circles (the back is a yellow flower with a pink circle for the brooch fitting to be sewn onto). The edges have been sewn with blanket stitch. This is my favourite brooch so far - sure I'm gonna make more of these.
Because I used a template, I can enter this in the Creative Inspirations challenge.
Well, that's probably enough from me for now. Thanks for calling, and I hope you can come back again soon.
Love, Andrea xx
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