This is the finished plaque I made- starting with the .50 cent item I bought! Not bad, huh? Sometimes you just can't pass up thses buys- .50 cents for a wooden plaque with the wire hanger already on it!
I layered lots of yummy things- stickers, vintage text, stamps, and a reproduction picture. I added ribbon, crepe paper, buttons and some pearl and crystal-like beads. It was fun to make, and the JOY title fits it well (which is embellished with black Stickles- love that stuff). I bought more plaques the other day, so there will be more of these made soon.
Layering like this is hard for me. I tend to be more clean and simple when it comes to scrapping. I am learning a lot as I go. For instance, I probably should have really concentrated on layering the background first, before putting the picture on (see previous post). It worked out just fine in the end, but I am approaching my other ones more carefully and thoughtfully. My goal is to just keep improving. Marilyn Healey is the master of layering- go check her out. Of course, there are many artists out there who layer well, but I go to her site often for inspiration.
The crepe paper rosettes are easy and quick to make. They've been showing up on quite a few of my tags lately!
I hope you enjoy looking at it! Thanks for looking!