Monday, July 25, 2011

Paper Dolls Guest Designers ~ July 25, 2011

   We just returned from CHA and it was so fun having people know me!!!   My mom introduced herself, Bunny Vance, to Jinger Adams and she said “Oh, you must be Jillian’s mom, I keep an eye on her on Facebook!”  OMGoodness, I must be famous!

So Mom and I  are thrilled to be Guest Designers for Paper Dolls:  See Tamara's Blog here: and Thienly's Blog here:, we look up to these two fantastically creative gals and then to have THEM ask US ~ Wow!  What a great feeling!  We waited til after CHA to do this project but we had in mind what we wanted to do before we left home.  The theme for our county  4-H booth is “4-H, It’s a Green Thing”.  So we will be adding this to our booth at the fair so we decided a Topiary out of recycled Kraft paper was in order!!! 
Mom and I made this a team project!  We have cut the wonderful SVG files out of Kraft paper at various sizes:  3.75 and 4.75 inches for the scalloped edge flower
3.0 and 3.5 inches for the carnation
2.5 and 3.75 inches for the smooth edge flower.
We wanted a mixture of larger and smaller flowers.
Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to ink them to the colors we wanted: the Golden ones are Spice Marmalade, Pink ones are the NEW Distress Stain in Picket Fence (it is a pigment based stain and is more opaque to give you a brighter color) under Worn Lipstick and the Purple flowers are Distress Stain in Picket Fence with Dusty Concord on top.  I used Forest Moss Distress Stain for the leaves!  So wish we had the other colors in Stain, it is so quick to apply! Gives them all a very vintage shaded look!  We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Picket Fence Distress Stain!

Then we used corsage pins with tear drop pearls to pin through the base of the flower and leaf (cut from a random cartridge) added some hand dyed by me, seam binding to give the softness and flair it needed!  By accident, Mom wound the ribbon around a Jelly Roll pen to dry it as otherwise she burns her fingers!  That is what gave it the bouncy curly look! The butterfly was cut from Home Accents Cricut cartridge and of course “everything is better with Stickles!!!” That is my famous saying in the craft room!  The tin bucket came from IKEA.  Then for the final touch ~ Bling in a Bottle!!!  Perfect Pearls Mist in Sparkling Sunflower!  Our favorite color of Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger!
Close up ~ Scalloped Rose.
Close up ~ Carnation.

We want to thank Thienly and Tamara for asking us, it has been a pleasure and tons of fun!
There will be three lucky winners of A Jillian Vance Design Clear Stamps!!!  I am donating three pairs of sets for this  final Challenge!
See the Challenge on Paper Doll's Blog here:
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We would love you to “LIKE” A Jillian Vance Design on facebook ~ we will be giving away a set of stamps at our next fan goal of 300 "likes"!
And visit our website where we have brand new stamp designs!!!  Our own PINK acrylic stamp block and Pear Pins!!!

Good luck to everyone and please follow and leave me a comment, we will have our own drawing for a set of stamps ~ or two!!!!
Stamp Set #1 ~ Flower Power and Down on the Farm

Stamp Set #2 ~ Stitches and More Stitches ~ BRAND NEW!!!

Stamp Set #3 ~ Tender Thoughts and The Lord's Prayer Background Stamp