Hi everyone, Laurel here with another Friday Favorites. Raise your hand if you love the SMAK kits? What about the Angie Girls? Me, can’t get enough of them, both have so many uses.
Today I have an altered art/mixed media type of project. It is totally inspired by my youngest daughter. You know…. very stubborn, always knew what she wanted… difficult to raise but as a young 20 year old adult, she amazes me! She has definitely left ordinary behind.
Graduated, 2 months later left for Vietnam for a couple of months, then onto Australia to work. Came home 7 months later. Worked for a bit then did a quick trip to Germany to meet up with some friends she met while traveling Australia. Now here she is, almost a year later, prepping to leave for London to work and do her university degree online. She is also currently taking a German language course… did I tell you, she kinda likes a German boy 😉
Anyways, we are proud of her and can’t wait to see what the world brings for her.
Thus I used the Leave Ordinary Behind SMAK kit to make a little project that I will tuck into her suitcase just before she leaves 🙂
I paper pieced Bernadette Girl, I love that she is carrying a little shoulder strap, kinda looks like she is ready for a trip. I mounted her on foam squares for some dimension.
I used the Life is What You Make it SMAK kit to stamp some ‘grunge’ onto the burlap pennant. I then added some pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs) – isn’t it perfect for the theme?!
I stamped the Leave Ordinary Behind and then cut it apart and stitched it on. I love the added interest and detail this adds rather than just leave the sentiment whole.
The small sentiment at the bottom is from the You are important stamp set. I stitched it on as well.
Here is the whole project one more time. Once I was happy with everything. I added some messy stitching and then mounted Bernadette.
Did you notice the denim? Yep, more upcycling. Earth day is just around the corner and I am once again, challenging you to incorporate some recycled materials into a project. Be sure to share it in our Facebook Group