Friday, February 19, 2016

Black Tie Affair Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Tie Affair Blog Hop
We are so delighted you are joining us for this very formal occasion where we will be showcasing projects with class, from weddings to homecoming dances.

 Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 2/24/16 here at Connie Can Crop.
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Hi - I'm Mama LoveBug and Let's Celebrate was the theme I used for this Black Tie Affair Blog Hop. This theme covers many events such as weddings, formal dances, showers, retirement or promotion party, reunions, and the arrival of a new baby to name a few.

I decided to make a banner for these types of celebrations and used one of my favorite Julie Nutting Doll Stamps as the focal point.  I started with some beautiful pink paper from my stash to cover the banner form and added several sentiments and several handmade flowers as well as a few pearl embellies on the doll's formal.  I finished off the project with a beautiful heart ribbon, which functioned as the hanger for the banner.

Here are several pictures to give you an idea of things to employ if you wish to make such a banner to celebrate a "classy" occasion in your life.

A few points on the doll - I stamped her body once, her hair once, and her dress twice.  I fussy cut the pieces and then assembled them by adhering each to the body.  Next I adhered the doll to a piece of cardboard to give her stability.  I then took pearl accents and placed them down the dress (pink) and across the bodice (white) for sparkle and dimension.  Her hair has a coat of glossy accent for more shine.

A few points on the handmade flowers - these were from a stamp/die set from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped, cut out with the matching die, shaped the flower petals, glued them together to form the flowers, and added a spot of pearl glue in the center.

 Up next is JANET

Here's our line up in case you get lost.

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