May 28, 2008

Sweet Joy

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!
hugs- Lee


The Other Side of Me said...


This came out really sweet. Love the Joy word added to it.

I hope you have a good weekend. Don't work too hard.


Rock on. You've done an amazing job!!!!
Ok so I have issues layer too, but I think you've got it going on the right way. You've done good and to think you got this piece for peanuts!!!!!

Paul Sears Photography said...

Very cool - I really like the use of mixed media quite a lot. I enjoy surfing through blogs looking for inspiration for my photography - thanks for posting!