Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year & A New Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it is already 2011??? Where does the time go... Since it's a new year, Imaginisce would like to start it off right with some new challenges. Not to worry, I'm sure we'll still throw in a few sketches here and there, but for this month, we'd like to see what you can alter with stuff you have lying around at home and some of your awesome Imaginisce products. Please see the Imaginisce blog for more details on the challenge. Below are some monogram letters I have had hiding in my scraproom for ages, just needed the right kind of inspiration to get them out.
I used the Imaginisce Garden Party collection to cover the letters and then used my Brand spankin' new d-stress tool from Imaginisce to sand the edges of the papers so they are flush with the letters. It was so easy and the result is really nice.
The d-stress is battery operated and super handy with it's three different crafting tips. I know I will find a million uses for this creative tool. It's also small enough to easily store and big enough to get you into to the right kind of crafting trouble.
Don't you just love the Imaginisce Roly Rosies? They are so darn cute and easy to make. They are already perforated and ready to punch out and come with a special rolling tool that makes it easy to create this effect. I merely added some ink to make the edges of the paper stand out more. The netting is from a large Fashion Fabric Flower.
For this embellishment, I combined the Roly Rosie with some of the Garden Party flowers and added some netting from the Fashion Fabric Flowers. The leaves were made with my Martha Stewart leaf punch, some ink and then a bit of bling with my i-rock. I wanted to keep the paper simple and let the embellishing do all the talking.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the first day of the New Year -

81 comments:

Angie said...

I think we all have some of these letters in our craft stash. Cute choice of papers! I am a follower.

Elisabeth said...

Hi Liz! This is so sweet. I will be on the hunt for something to alter in our aparment! Thanks for the inspiration

ruth said...

Super cute! I have some of those letters sitting in my scraproom too. :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

These letters are so cute! I have a giant letter P that I bought to cover for my oldest daughter... I'm going to have to make sure I add some Roly Rosies to it, the look great!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful letters, love how they turned out. Happy New Year! Many blessings to you and to your loved ones.

Karen Pinsonat said...

love your letters, and those flowers are beautiful!

Sue said...

Super cute and I love those flowers!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

those are awesome Liz, I love your flowers you added to it! so so cute!

Staci
Staci412 at optonline dot net

Jenn K said...

Really cute!

XXOO AMY said...

adorable! that's all I can say!!

Pinky said...

It's AWESHUM Liz!!!!

sandyh50 said...

Wonderful! I have a few large letters too, this is a great idea!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Love your letters. And those flowers are right up my alley! Happy New Year to you and yours, Liz! It was so nice having you as part of my 2010~

Colleen said...

Love your letters. I have been thinking about making some for my daughter's rooms. Thanks for sharing

carrie said...

Very cute!

Lauren said...

So cute! I have some of these letters too!

Lauren

Khristen said...

Oh I just love what you did to the letters, and the flowers are perfect! TFS!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

The letters are fabulous and love those rolly polly flowers.

Carol said...

Too cute! I am really liking the new d-stress tool and love the roly roses. TFS

Leah Crowe said...

Where have I been? I didn't even know there was a distress tool.. I will be putting that on my wish list.. looks like a must have. Beautiful job on your altered letters.

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

I LUV THIS i need this line and those Roly Rosies OMG. ~already following

Paper Dolls said...

What sweet little flowers on those yummy letters!

Amy said...

Love the altered letters! Those roses are the perfect embellishment!

Melissa D. said...

Love your letters Liz! I need that d-stress tool! Great work!

Reneeleeak said...

I love your monogram letters! They turned out so very cute. I need to buy some of the Roly Rosie flowers to make. They are darling.
Have a Happy new Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Brittney said...

Love the altered word - beautiful!

Kristal said...

Love your letters. And how I loved seeing the distress tool on your blog ... I can't wait to get my hands on it!

scrappin_in_AK said...

these letters turned out so cute - love the cluster of flowers

Sophia said...

Totally love the monograms...

Kris said...

Love your monogram letters, Liz!! Those roly roses look adorable on them!

Lydia said...

Very Very Nice Liz!! Love the letters, great for a shelf or mantle!! Love it!!

Candi Ladwig said...

love the flowers! a tool on my list!

Kathy said...

I do love those roley posies! Cute alteration, Liz! Happy New Year!

Cassie_lu said...

lovely letters

me said...

Love the posies

Kelly Sas said...

My goodness Liz you used so many of Imaginisce wonderful products to alter your initials beautifully! I love, love what the d-stress tool can do and those Roly Rosies are sooo beautiful.

mimisimon said...

I'm having fun at the "hop". I think I have some of those letters somewhere around here.

Sherri Thompson said...

Adorable project, Liz-I especially love the flowers! I can't wait to get my hands on the Roly-Polies! :)

stephanie said...

Very pretty. I love altering letters.

Rhonda V. said...

I love these fun letters and how you embellished them with those gorgeous flowers!!!

So excited to be a part of the fantastic Imaginisce team with you in 2011!!! I love your sketches!

Happy New Years to you and yours!

Chelle said...

Great project.

Auntie Em said...

Your letters look awesome! I'm sure they will be a great addition to your decor!
Happy New Year and thanks for sharing! :o)

Wende said...

Your letters are great. On the hunt now! Thanks for the chance to win!

lesleyw1 said...

those roses are great! i have to get some of them!

ErinJean said...

Those letters are beautiful! I have a few I was going to paint but now I'm thinking I'll have to cover them!

Kim said...

CUTE LETTERS!! Loving those flowers! TFS! I am already a follower! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Tracey Taylor said...

I cannot wait to try the d-stress and roly rosie tool. Love your details!

Pearl said...

awesome with the altered letters ! I should look into taking part !

& a very Happy New Year to you , my friend !

joni said...

Cute!!! Love tho roly rosies!! This is the first I've seen them and am loving them! TFS! Happy New Year!
hugs,
joni

Drayia said...

Love the Letters and the emblishments are incredible. Thanks for sharing.
http://drayia.blogspot.com/

Nicolle said...

Pretty altered letters..and I love your handmade flowers..thanx for the inspiration..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Janet Z said...

Love those flowers on your letters!

Becky said...

super cute

Sandi said...

I do love those roses! Beautiful work!

mommyof5kidz said...

I do have some letters like that! Hmmmmm...maybe I will use them for a certain challenge this month??? LOL.
LOVE yours, Liz..absolutely ADORABLE! And I am a follower!

SpunkyOne said...

Those letters are so cute! just love the flowers

Debi
2spunky4u@bresnan.net

VinDeeLoo said...

Gotta have the destresser. So kewl.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Kim A. said...

I have seen these letters at the store, but never have seen them so cutely decorated!!

My Hideaway said...

I Love the letters; I have always wanted to get some to decorate,and this really inspires me to do so!

Happy New Year
Olivia

Gypsyangel said...

Omg I want one of those tools. Your letters look awesome.

xoxo
Karen

Denine said...

Very cute! I have been thinking about getting some of those letters but never knew really what to do with them.... now I do. Thank you!! I love the flowers.

Melx:) said...

Great altered item....I am a follower and I love your blog! Mel xx (melfield.blogspot.com)

Pammejo said...

Very Cute, love the letters. pammejo1@yahoo.com

Liz said...

I looooooooove those flowers and garden party kinda hate to cute into it.
Looking4ward to a new year with imaginisce and all the designers u all work so hard

Sharon Peele said...

Well I definitely learned something new!! I never seen the d-stress tool before. I will have to do some research on it. And I love your monogram letters! Your very creative!

Jessica said...

Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win :)

mommyfink said...

I have some little wooden school desks in my craft room sitting their waiting for me to do something with. I bought them awhile ago and have not been inspired by them yet.....this might be my chance :)

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous repurpose, my next project I want to make the roly rosies, there so cute!!

connie said...

I have some of these that needs to be altered! love the flowers.

Kathy said...

Beautiful letters! I love all the embelishments! Thanks for sharing!

Carlene said...

Thanks for sharing how to use this tool!! LOve it!

Karey said...

Love the rolys. Hope to find them and the tool soon.

Michelle said...

LOVE these altered letters! I think I need to make some for my craft room.. it needs some decor pieces!

Pammie Kay said...

Thanks for the inspiration

Ann said...

Great job with those letters! The layered flower is gorgeous!

Debc06 said...

This is such a cute makeover.
love your style.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Those rosettes are adorable! Love the colors....love pretty much everything about them ;)

doris said...

Love the roly rosies and I must get that d-stress! :-D Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Aimee said...

Fun! I have some letters I bought for my son's room that have been sitting in my room for quite some time. You've inspired me to pull them out!

Tonya said...

Great letters!

cindy said...

Very beautiful. Love that tulle or what looks to be tulle.