Well as you can see this isn't a card or scrapbook LO but rather a door hanger. Michelle Perkett Studio at Paper Craft Planet (http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/michelleperkett ) has reached 300+ members ( once you see her stuff you'll know why) and as part of the celebration Lynne--http://doodlebuglynne.blogspot.com/2010/04/door-hanger-tutorial-challenge.html---has posted a door hanger challenge and if you hurry you can still have time to play. She is also offering a $15.00 gift voucher to Michelle's Etsy store--http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelleperkett--(I can only dream of winning that!!). Lynne used a wooden door hanger for her creation but some of us used good ole chipboard, aka cereal boxes or the likes.
I used an Anna Griffin paper for my first layer and had just planned to use that as it was lovely but alas little ole me messed it up. However, since in crafting I never make a mistake (wink) I added a second layer of paper. Not exactly sure what it is-some sort of vellum but feels like a soft cloth. I do know it cost me nearly $2.00 for an 8.5x 11 sheet a couple years back!!! You know it had to sparke my buds for me to pay that for it. After the first layer was glued onto the chipboard I added the bigger trim, thus the huge mistake because I tore the paper trying to reposition my trim. I wanted to cry but that is when I chose to add the 2nd layer and go on. I then added the thin gold cording. The stamp I used is called "Marry, Mary" and comes with a saying and some flowers . I printed her off onto my tracing paper then colored with the Martha Steward markers. I added glitter to the centers of the yellow flowers and the water. I decided Mary needed just a littlemore so I got out my button collection, picked some flowery one then decided to highlight some of the raised swirls on the paper. To top her off I put on a couple dragonflies and a buttterfly as well as the big white/gold flower on top.
Granddaughter is waiting patiently for this creation but I'm going to be a bit selfish for just a couple days so I can admire it!!!