Friday, June 24, 2011

Designer Friday!

Happy Friday, all!  I'm excited to share with you a new item in the shop, as well as Amanda's beautiful take on it.  First, meet the newest mini sampler at Precocious Paper, Vintage Inspired in Blue:

And here is the stunning piece Amanda created:

Amanda said, "I adore the colours in this mini sampler! I decided to make a framed home decor project with this sampler. I love the soft colours and mix of textures! I altered my frame with a few light coats of gesso and a spritz of glimmer mist. I used cardstock as my background and covered it with a thick coat of gesso, and used an old credit card and a piece of fabric to imprint some texture into the background. I spritzed a little mist onto that also, and then removed some of the colour with a baby wipe. I wanted the mist to rest in the 'grooves' of the background to add a shadowed, distressed effect without giving too much colour to it. 

I then spent a little while playing around with the pieces from the mini sampler. They work so beautifully together, it didn't take long to find an arrangement I was happy with. Then I simply hot-glued it all in place."  I absolutely love this idea.  If you are looking for an inexpensive hostess, house-warming, or really any other kind of gift, this would be lovely! Thank you for the inspiration Amanda :). 

If you would like to pick up the Vintage Inspired in Blue Mini Sampler, you can find it here.  There is also a pink version available, but in very small quantities.  And stay tuned - tomorrow the July Sampler will be revealed and made available in the shop!

Have a great day! Tessa

PS - If you love hair accessories and need something for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, be sure to enter this giveaway going on at Whippy Cake this weekend!


  1. these colors are just GORGEOUS--love it! and the creation is very inspiring.

  2. gorgeous items and they look so beautiful all together framed!


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