Tuesday, September 18, 2012

La Belle Vie Star

I have had this star since I returned from Convention but just haven't had time to do anything with it and I really wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it, either. Finally, after seeing a few finished ones, and having a template to work with, I finished mine. The tulle in the center took me three tries to get it right... the basting stitch came out the first two tries (the first time, I pulled the floss too tightly and broke it and the second time, I didn't stitch far enough but didn't realize that until after I had cut the floss... very frustrating, especially since I was stitching by hand). 

I love the intensity in colour of the La Belle Vie paper colours which is why I chose the pink and the black patterns. To cover the little imperfections where the papers meet, a piece of Baker's Twine was placed at each "intersection" and I think that adds a nice finishing touch. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: La Belle Vie Paper Pack
Stamps: None
Inks: Black Distressing Ink
Accessories: My Creations Star, Black Tulle Ribbon, Baker's Twine - Neutral Assortment, Embroidery Floss - Neutral Assortment, Rhinestone Designer Brads


  1. Very pretty! With the addition of that twine, you made this very western looking! Hey - you got your blog fixed!!

  2. Lovely star... I like the twine!


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