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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lattice fence note/picture holder


Hi all!  It's time for another challenge over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog and this time the theme is Spring and you must use glitter anywhere in your project.  For my DT contribution I prettied up a wooden framed lattice fence I recently bought at a local store for $1.50.  It was roughly 15.5 inches tall x 11.5 inches wide, and about  0.75 inch thick.  All cutouts were designed using the Silhouette Studio and all pieces were cut with the Cameo.   

This is how it first looked like.

I covered the perimeter with my home-dyed crinkle ribbon.

Here are the cut out pieces before assembly.

Now on to some details: 

1.  rolled rose (Design ID #25432) by Silhouette
2.  corner leaf vine flourish (Design ID #7319) by Samantha Walker
3.  fairies (pixie corner digi set) by Scrapper's Delights store

Importing any digi stamp (in .jpg or .png formats) onto the Silhouette Studio takes some practice but you will definitely love it once you get the hang of it.  I imported Janice's (Scrapper's Delights designer) pixies onto the Silhouette Studio, sized them as I pleased and then used the trace and offset features of the Silhouette Studio to create the cut lines around the pixies. 

Silhouette Studio screen shot. 
Notice the registration marks and the cut lines. 

After printing, here are the pixies before I sent it to the Cameo to cut.

(yes, I'm using a Cricut mat on the Cameo)

After cutting the pixies I used ProMarkers to color them in and used stickles for some glitter glam on the wings.

I also attached some mini clothespins onto the fence with the help of a glue gun, to hold notes/pictures.  Actually I used my glue gun to attach all the pieces onto the wooden lattice framed fence, except for the pixies - those I attached with the use of some foam mounts for some depth.

Here are some closeups of the finished project:


Hope you enjoyed looking at my project as much as I enjoyed creating it.  I would so love to see what you can come up with for this challenge, so head on over to the Cameo Creations Challenge blog, see what my other DT sisters have created for your inspiration and link up! 
And as always, a BIG thanks for visiting me today ;)


Nadia ( said...

This is so clever! I love how you transformed this-- and the dimensional flowers are gorgeous! Fun fairies too!

Lisa said...

WOW Melody, that came out gorgeous. I can't believe you only paid $1.50 for the wooden lattice. That was a great bargain. I love how you decorated it. Fantastic job.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Melody this is beautiful and what a wonderful entry it makes. TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is a super creation! Carri~Abusybee

Asha said...

WOW! What a transformation! I can't believe this started off as $1,50 frame. Only goes to show that faires are indeed magical.BTW...luuurve the glitter! Have a nice weekend, my friend!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Charlotte C said...

Seriously, can I look inside your brain? I can't imagine seeing that for $1.50 and doing what you did. How amazing is your project! Just love it.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Melody you always make such wonderful home decor items and this one is no different! I am glad to see my friend has been crafting while I have been away. Looking forward to catching up on your projects.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful beautiful transformation of the lattice
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Pinky Papercraft said...

Melody a very well designed and pretty card. Congrats.