Monday, April 25, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 53: Technique, Sponosored by Spellbinders!

When I saw JustRite's technique challenge to create your own dimensional handmade flower, I knew exactly what I'd make! I recently saw several fabulous zipper flowers on the web, though apparently they've been around for awhile! Rummaging through my sewing supplies, my only long metal zipper was white. After considering coloring it with my Copics, I decided to keep the white/silver color combo.
I intended to make a card, but finally decided on a simple mini scrapbook, my first! Having seen Donna Salazar's projects and Mona Pendleton's recent creations with corrugated paper, I was anxious to try it. I LOVE how this turned out and will definitely be doing corrugated paper projects again!
I simply tore the top layer off a piece of cardboard, die cut the covers with Spellbinders' Creative Book Pages die and applied white Making Memories' paint with a foam brush. My JustRite Dream Big sentiment (Just a Note Borders & Centers) was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with silver EP on Bazzill paper die cut with Spellbinders' Large Labels #2. After embossing Spellbinders' craft foil with the same die, I cut it out by hand to achieve a sentiment frame. Inside pages are die cut using Papertrey Ink's Kraft CS, and the book is finished using a Zutter Bind-it-All with 1/2" White binding wire and a couple silver ribbon embellishments. Now I just need to work on filling my little scrapbook up with fond memories! Glad you came for a visit today -- happy crafting!

16 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Marge! LOVE your distressed corrugated mini! That zipper flower looks fabulous! Thanks so much for the BIG shout out ;) Hugs, Mona

Mrs Ham said...

Marge, I knew you would create something fabulous, and you did girl. This mini album is wonderful. I'm loving your zipper flower, it is stunning. This is diffently a winner. Great job.

Sheri said...

WOW! That's so AWESOME! I have some zippers but they're still in the package -- LOL!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome all around Marge! I love the zipper flower and the corrugated look is perfect with it!

Mary Jo said...

Marge this was worth the wait to see what you were planning. Love that flower and you have made this a perfect project.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, that is an awesome flower! I have never seen one like that. Love it!

marianne-g said...

I've never seen that kind of zipper flower. Love it and it looks fabulous against the corrugated mini.

Lynette said...

Very, very cool, Marge! Love the flower, too!

Wendy Mind said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorbale Marge. Beautiful!!!

Cyndie said...

Your zipper flower is awesome! I've never made one--looks incredible! Your little book is so cool!

Lynn said...

Love zipper flowers! So much you can do with them. Your corrdination of flower with distressed background is perfect. Stunning project!

Sharon Harnist said...

Would love to know how you created this fabulous zipper flower, Marge! Thanks so much for entering JustRite's challenge and congratulations on your honorable mention!

Stephanie Kraft said...

LOVE your distressed mini album, Marge and your zipper flower is beyond gorgeous!

Terre said...

Marge you totally rocked this album, love the cardboard and that amazing zipper flower, nicely done

Gwen said...

Oh my gosh! what the heck! love that flower & the card base too!

Veena said...

This is very creative zipper flower. Your cover creation is one of a kind. Love this.

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