Monday, January 30, 2012

CHA Couture with Bonnie!...

One of my favorite things to do is to Alter things...i've been known to do that and get some things published in my favorite magazine called, "The Altered Couture". So when i was asked by Jessica and Marie from TGF, if i'd be interested in creating a 3-D something for them for CHA, i thought it would be fitting to use my ideas for them using the January releases.

I chose to use Miss Anya Garland and make a special "Fashion scarf" just for Jessica to wear at the CHA.

What i am going to "teach" you to make:

Jessica colored this image and allowed me to use her image for this project. It is a really fun thing to do with your images after you've colored them. Just scan them and reduce them to the size much easier than coloring an image that is less than an 1" high. (That's what did when i first started coloring the images for jewelry lol)

Supplies needed: MS Yarn (I purchased mine at Michaels)
Epiphany Crafts Oval punch
Epiphany Crafts Oval clear disk
TGF image
Jewelry pieces and pinback  

Okay let's get started. First you need to reduce your image to fit into the oval punch.

You can hold the oval disk over the image to gauge the size, but do not remove the oval disk until we need to use it. Now you need to put your image into the Epiphany punch and center it in the hole. Once you do that you can place the oval disk on top of the image in the punch.

***VERY IMPORTANT do not touch the sticky part of the disk, your fingerprints will show, hold the disk on the outside edges.

Place the insert that came with the punch on top of the clear oval disk, and close the lid and push down, just like a normal punch. (see instructions included w/the punch) Now you will have your own cute paper backed use on a card, on jewelry, much fun!! You can take your images to another level...and so personal.

What I did next was use 6000E glue (or your choice of permanent glue) to attach my charm to a piece of jewelry and then added a pin back to the piece i created. You can wear the pin as is or add it to the yarn scarf. The yarn scarf is easy to make and i didn't follow MS instructions. All i did was take an entire skein, take one loose end and find how long i want it to be around my neck, making sure i can pull it over my head. Once i determine the length, i keep wrapping it around until i get to the other loose end. I stitch the two loose ends together and then i stitch through all the other layers i wrapped so they won't come unwrapped again. I took the pin i made and pinned it through some of the layers. What do you think? Fun, huh?
...a little note from me, Jess...FUN?  FUN indeed!
I am SO honored to be wearing this gorgeous creation for CHA and cannot WAIT to post pics!

For now, be sure to go leave some love on the uber-talented Bonnie's BLOG because she has a Miss Anya Garland set up for grabs and you can leave a comment there to WIN IT!

I'll announce the winner when I return...good luck everyone and thanks again, Bonnie for a SUPER awesome creation!

Be sure to check back here for another fun post during CHA week tomorrow...with another special guest!


gobeagirl said...

OMG, Bonnie... This is just gorgeous! I love, love it! WOW, I am knocked out. This is truly truly just stunning and I wish I could see Jess wearing it. Too pretty my friend. You did so soo sooooo GOOD! Hugs, Lisa

GCLmom said...

Gosh, I love seeing TGF stamps used in such creative ways. Thanks, Bonnie, for sharing your talents and for giving such detailed instructions. :)

kris said...

AWESOME!!!! Way to go Bonnie!! This indeed takes TGF to a whole new creativity level!! Wooohooo!!

Denice said...

Kudos Bonnie for creating such a gorgeous work of art! Love the tutorial, very thorough.

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW that is pretty Awesome!!! Lucky you Jess to get to wear it too! Hugs, Heidi

My Scrap Diary said...

Fantastic piece of jewelry and scarf!!! It's great how you used one of Jess's creation for the piece. Thanks for the tutorial.
Jess Marin :)

Anneke said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing :-)
Greetings anneke

Jan Garber said...

What a wonderful idea! I am just seeing this Epiphamy tool for the first time and loving it!