Gee, it's been a while since I posted last. So much to do, so little time! (whine, whine!). I finally had some time today to do something I've been promising -- to show you some samples of how to decorate the back side of your Craft-Dee BowZ. Now you may ask, why would I want to do that? Ummm, because you can?? As crafters, many of us like to personalize our toys and, truthfully, the Craft-Dee BowZ is just begging for just that. When not in use (which isn't often), I hang my Craft-Dee BowZ within reach, but while it's just hangin' around, it's looking pretty! So without any further delay, I thought I'd show you two samples of my boards (ones I use for shows and demos). I hope you enjoy them and that it gets those creative juices flowing!
The first one I did at the suggestion of a store owner who just got this "Fight Like a Girl" paper in -- it's geared quite specifically for breast cancer. While, thankfully, this has not personally affected me, I know many women that it has. And so, I made this in honor of them.
This is comprised of two different papers from Fight Like a Girl. First I cut the striped piece to fit the entire BACK of my Craft-Dee BowZ (this may sound silly, but you really don't want to cover the front as you'll cover the holes for your dowels.) I just cut a portion of the border from another piece from the same collection and decoupaged it to the top and bottom of my Craft-Dee BowZ. I did add a small scalloped piece in black to make the top border pop a little. Part of this paper also included the center emblem with the breast cancer ribbon. Never one to leave well enough alone, I glittered the ribbon in the center and the little white dots in the top border. Here's another view of how I finished it off with ribbon all around the Craft-Dee BowZ -- do note the little 1" bow that I finished it off with!
Now the second one is quite a bit different. I'm such a glitter girl, so much so that one of my students bought me a stamp at the convention that reads "a glittering face is the mark of a true stamper". (Thanks Pat!) First, what I did was sprayed text weight paper (I'm sure you can you regular card stock -- this was just handy) with Glimmer Mists in gold and aqua and let dry. I then cut it to fit the back of the Craft-Dee BowZ and ran it through an embossing folder and decoupaged it. Next, I used micro glitter and peel-offs for the butterfly and flowers, etc., cut them out and decoupaged them to the back to create a pleasing effect. Here's the second one.
Lastly, I wrapped satin ribbon around the perimeter of the Craft-Dee BowZ and used a double sided tape to keep it in place. Here's another view of the butterfly one.
If you click on any of these pictures, you will see a close up view and the glitter will be quite evident.
Well, that's it for now! I hope I've inspired you a little. We will be doing a contest somewhere down the road for "Best of Show" for any of you who want to decorate and submit pictures of your Craft-Dee BowZ and there will be a prize for the winner as well. Guess I'd better get crackin' on that!
I'd love to hear from you, so don't be afraid to comment.