Thursday, September 10, 2009

from caterpillar to butterfly....

Tonight I have some bittersweet news to share. One of our Paper Craft Planet Super Novas, Melanie Muenchinger, is leaving the Planet. Melanie has been on the Paper Craft Planet Design team since the Planet launched last year, but with mounting family and designing commitments, she needs to scale back on her other teams to focus on illustrating for Gina K Designs. But since this is not really “goodbye”, the PCP ladies are throwing a little going away "Best Wishes"bash in the form of a blog hop today featuring two sets designed by Melanie: " A Year of Leaves” or “School, Sports, Spirit!”

Gina K is sponsoring a challenge this week on Paper Craft Planet with a chance to win one of Melanie’s newest sets! Upload a new project you create with a "Best Wishes" or good luck theme to the PCP gallery by Monday night 10PM EST, with the tag GKDBW. (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.)

A winner will be announced Tuesday, that person will win their choice of “"A Year of Leaves” or "School, Sports,Spirit!” Hope you will play the challenge!

Our theme for this blog hop was supposed to be best wishes but instead I choose to work with a sentiment that I love! "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." I just thought it was the perfect sentiment as we wish Melanie good luck. I'm sad to see you leaving us, Melanie but I know you're going to do fantastic things. Go be a butterfly girl!!! We'll be there cheering you on!

I originally thought I would try melting crayon shavings between wax paper, stamping the leaves on the paper and cutting them out. Just didn't quite turn out as I remembered it from my own kindergarden days. Plus some of the crayons must have had a low wax content because they weren't really melting well. whats up with that?! LOL! So I stamped the leaves in Stazon on muslin, cut them out and painted modpodge on them. The modpodge gave them some stability so I could shape them a bit. I added a slight wash of watercolors once dry. The butterfly rubon is by Royal and Langnickle.

Please see more beautiful samples the Supernovas created with these new sets

Adela Rossol

Lynn Mercurio

Kim Burmeister

Jen Tapler

Tammy Hershberger

Erika Martin

Lori Tecler

Jessica Fick

Sankari Wegman

Susanna Boyd

Melanie Muenchinger

Be sure to stop by the challenge gallery and enter your Best Wishes project for a chance to win one of Mel's new stamp sets!


Sankari W. said...

OH WOW!!!!!!! This is so awe inspiring!!! I absolutely LOVE the framed piece and the leaves decorating the frame!!!! Simply AWE-some!!!! you rock chica!!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Kim Burmeister said...

Wendy, your are awesome! I love the leaves and this frame is adorable. Great gift for someone!

Adela said...

Wendy, what a FABULOUS project! No wonder you're ms. cover girl! What a great gift to give.

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Wendy! What a great idea to stamp the leaves on fabric! Amazing.

Melanie said...

these fabric leaves are so beautiful with your bribbon treatment! I love that you chose to make a piece of hanging art with the set, i intend to do somehting similar, they are words to live by i need in plain sight all the time! Thank you so much for your sweet tribute, words and art!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a spectacular piece of wall decor. Love the distressed ribbons at the top and the leaf accents are fantastic.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Modge Podge on muslin??? How cool! A new idea to try! This is lovely Wendy, and I especially LOVE the gingham strips at the top of the frame!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh Wendy!! I always love your altered projects and this is no exception!! You totally ROCKED it!! So gorgeous!!

travelingmama said...

What a sweet project! I love using my products for non-card projects! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Jessica said...

Wendy, your artwork is so beautiful! This frame is perfect!!!