Tuesday, 24 February 2015

My Vintage Bestie make her FAMOUS

I had to Post this blog today , because I made something that has to be my favourite piece so far... I don't usually brag, LOL!    but I just love this piece and felt the need to share it with you all ...
I recently started using My Bestie 3d sheets and fell in love. But I have a favourite Bestie that if I could use eveytime I create I would,
This beautiful girl is not a 3d sheet yet but I thought I would challenge my self and give decoupage a go. she is a full
 pre-coloured digi sheet with background
* First I printed her out on a A4 canvas paper,
this Bestie comes already coloured and with a beautiful background.
* I then cropped the picture of her down to just her and copied her again onto canvas paper 6 times
* and then the fun began as I figured out how to cut each layer to create the 3d image.
once I did all the figuring out and fussy cutting .. the real fun began.
so starting with a 25cm x 30cm plain canvas ( a recycled one I got from a second hand shop )
I painted it with a similar colour in acrylic as her dress and then distressed it with sandpaper and added some Tim Holtz distress spray stain in                       - evergreen bough
and                                        - seedless preserve
I then took the full printed image A4 piece and distressed the edges and inked them with Tim Holtz - vintage photo
Then added a laced border edge made with my Martha Stewart lace - doily border punch
 and behind that I added some baby pink mesh ribbon
I then glued a piece of thick recycled cardboard to canvas measuring just slightly smaller then the A4 image print, to give the image piece some pop from the canvas when I add it .
Now its time to piece the Bestie all together
Using 3d foam tape I pieced all the image together in order as in picture above
left to right , top , bottom
Giving it the finished 3d look ,I've added my clear wink of stella to flowers, eye, underlayer of dress and streaks in her hair for a bit of dazzle.
Now I glue her to the canvas onto of the cardboard to give it a bit of lift and shadow off the canvas
then add mulberry paper flowers in pinks and creams and glittered creams , some leaves and bits from my stash
a brass key flat back from stash
and peacock , ostrich and emu feathers personal collection
then again with my clear wink of stella I gave everything a bit of bling

Final piece finished
I hope you have enjoyed todays blog and are loving this bestie as much as I am ..
she definitely a cutie
plz leave your comments and share with your friends .and pop by and check out all the great Besties at Sherri Baldys esty store
Happy Crafting
Hugs  xx


  1. fantastic. Good luck on the dt call. Great work !

  2. another gorgeous card Kristyn

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    1. thanku very much glad you pop by to see all my creations ..xx

  3. a very gorgeous card, i love it...

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at PPP Challenge and best of luck with your entry and best of luck also with the DT Call.

    Andrea DT Member

    1. thanku very much , its all very exciting xx

  4. This too blew me away Kristyn! You know how to make these images just "sing"! Thank you for entering My Besties PPP challenge!

    1. your comment is amazing thanku very much

  5. wauw realy gorgeous 3D thanks for joining us at ppp and good luck in the draw
    hugs Tonnie

  6. Kristyn this card is just gorgeous ~ I LOVE IT.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at PPP Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Member

  7. Fantastic card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  8. WOW! Love the 3D decoupage! I love doing this technique too. Great job and thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

    1. thanu for popping by and reading my blog ... appreciate your comments ..xx

  9. Absolutely gorgeous everything about this card I love the image (going to buy her_)_)
    thanjks for joining incy wincy
    Lynne DT

    1. fantsic .. she is a cutie ... thanku for popping by .. hope to see your new bestie purchase entering challenges also ..xx

  10. So So Beautiful, She's so gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing with us at My Besties International! Hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs, My Besties International DT member Natalie.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Vintage Card. Thank you for playing at my Besties International Challenge.

    Julie p

  12. This is stunning, love what you have done. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope to see you again.

  13. very cute! :)
    lets follow each other! just let me know and I will follow back :)



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