Friday, October 18, 2013

True Friends with Barb!

Hello! Barb here to host the blog today! I have had so much fun working with Quick Quotes Back to Basics line, that I have two projects to share with you! And a video!

We moved from Texas a year ago. My daughter was missing her best friend a lot, so we sent her to Texas for 11 days this past summer. They took this photo of them making a heart with their arms and I couldn't wait to get it on a layout. When the Back to Basics line arrived at my door, I knew it would be perfect for this photo!

The watercolor looking brush strokes behind the photo were made by soaking a paintbrush in water and then inking it up with Java PowderPuff Chalking ink. I love the look! I also used the same technique with the Biscotti PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I love the colors of this line along with the mixture of patterned papers. They look great layered!

I found this lantern when I was shopping last week. I liked it, but the sad, little bow they had on top had to go! So, this is my bow....

I used the Back to Basics Patterned Paper along with some fabric to make the flower in the center of the bow.

And here is what the completed decorated lantern looks like... much better! :) If you would like to see how I made the flower, check out the video tutorial I made!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Back to Basics
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Biscotti, Mocha Mama, Java, Lemonade, Mango Mai Tai

Other Supplies Used: 
Inka Gold Metallic Rub: Creative Imaginations
Shimmering Mist: Creative Imaginations
Flowers: Prima
Punch: Martha Stewart
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Websters Pages
Chipboard: Maya Road
Fabric, Burlap
Silk Flower

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!
~ Barb
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Karen M. G. said...

Wow, both of your projects are stunning.
Thanks also for the video.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Double Wow! Your layout and altered lantern are fabulous!!!! LOVE them.

Donna said...

Love your video, love the tip using a clothespin to hold the flower, genius! thank you for taking the time to share thiis!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Gorgeous work Barb! I love both projects -- you are on fire!!!

Dana Tatar said...

Wow Barb! I LOVE the layout. All the layers and textures under the photo are so fun. Awesome job on the home decor piece! Your bow is amazing!