Anywho, my One Item Wonder challenge was to do something different with the Girls' Paperie alphas. I chose to ink them and then tediously poke little holes in them and then thread each of them together. I tried to relate my technique back to ballet and I just really felt like threading the alphas together was sort of like the meticulous work that often goes in to those gorgeous little ballet outfits and tutus. I chose the "x" stitching to resemble the look of her plie in the picture. Another thing to note about the chipboard alphas is that I had already used all my "a" letters so I used a capital "V" and turned it upside down and made it into an "A" with my black pen.
Supplies from Scrapboo Circle Grandma's Attic kit: Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection - Quilts paper, cardstock stickers, Girls' Paperie "karlee" chipboard alphas and "jubilee" sticker market alphas and words, misc. tag, Hambly Screen Prints Rub-ons "Banners & Pennants". Not in kit: Shimmerz Mist Bed of Roses, Tattered Angels Spring Rain Mist; My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie "Girly" doily stamp; CTMH white embossing powder.
I used sketch 154 from Creative Scrappers, which happens to be designed by Nicole, also on the Scrapbook Circle design team. It was just too perfect and I used it almost literally.
I'm slightly ashamed that it took me a couple of months to use the doily stamps that I couldn't wait to get my hands on and made a special trip to my LSS just to get it but they are sooo awesome! I used white embossing powder to create the doilys and I inked over them wiping away the resisted ink.
Oh, want to hear something funny? Well I wasn't laughing at first but now I am. I was showing the layout to my hubby, like I always do. He's so good about looking at them and pointing out something nice. Well when I told him how I chiseled the tiny holes into the cardstock and how long it took because I wanted such tiny holes he said, "oh I could have drilled them for you in a matter of seconds with my drill press." Gee, thanks honey. I'll remember that though.