26 April, 2015

"Come fly with me" off the page project.


Forgotten Meadows-Come fly with me by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone, the forgotten meadows papers was a beautiful range to work with and I knew straight away that there was a lot of fantastic projects I could do which excited me. I decided to complete an off the page project (my personal favourite), a hot air balloon.



I choose various 6"x6" paper from the Forgotten Meadows range to cover the balloon. I spent a long time deliberating over which papers to use, I cut a range of different strips and lay them out next to each other. There were so many sweet combinations! The large pink flower at the top of the balloon was sprayed with Zazz glitter in 'Crystal' and was used to hide the paper joins and attach the pink ribbon handle which the balloon hangs from.


At the bottom of the balloon I used a thick band of lace to create a border and add elegance. The lace border worked well to blend with the papers I used in the basket.



A delicate pearl sting attached the basket which I covered in 6"x6" Forgotten Meadows paper and used liquid pearls in 'Orchid' to create texture. The lace on the bottom of the basket reminded me of little sand bags, so sweet!



The embellishments on the hot air balloon consisted of a white and lavender flower sprayed with Zazz glitter in 'Crystal', green leaves and spiralled green wired paper. My lovely husband found me the perfect feather to complete my project- he is such a big support.



Thanks for taking the time to look at my project.

From Megs Garden-


From my own stash-
Hot air balloon from spotlight.
Wooden bird embellishment.
Feathers from my own  fowl.
Pearl flower trim.




13 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW awesome work,amazing work!

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  2. This is absolutely breathtaking! Love it!

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  3. This is absolutely breathtaking! Love it!

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed making it.

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  4. Wowzers .. this is fantastic!! What a gorgeous project Meredith!! Love how you've used the papers and the embellies are perfect!! It all looks so beautiful with the flowers and the lace!! Absolutely love this!! xx

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    1. Thank you. Megs garden supplies are fun to work with. So girlie.

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  5. Love the look of that glitter...definitely must look for that product. Such a Victorian project...just the right papers to carry forth the theme. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you . I liked how the glitter stained the edges giving it an aged look as well as glitter.

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    1. Thank you. Megs papers are so easy to be creative with.

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  7. Oh wow super stunning. Wonderful idea and it has come up great.

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  8. wow love this so much I may have already left a comment ,but this is an awesome piece of art xo

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