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Tuesday, March 17

Easter Cone or Tussie Mussie

My yahoo ART group is having an Easter/Spring Tussie Mussie aka cone mingle. I didn't really have any papers I liked for Easter that weren't "cute" so I went with a good springy color and my fave after black, PINK!! I have this wonderful PINK daisy paper and thus my theme was born.

  • I cut a 10 inch square sheet of the Daisy Paper using a fancy edge blade in my rotary cutter.
  • Added some subtle sparkle using my Sakura Stardust Clear glitter pen along the "lines" of the pattern.
  • Added some tiny sparkly flower stickers (they look more like tiny gems).
  • Rolled up the PINK cone and secured her with double sided adhesive.
  • Added PINK satin ribbon and PINK rick-rack trims around the cone and over the seam.
  • Inserted a "tassel" made from iridescent silver icicles.
  • Punched out 2 sizes of daises with my McGill daisy punches and colored their centers with a Souffle Pen to match the cone paper daisies.
  • Attached the daisy punch outs around the cone on top of the ribbons and rick-rack with adhesive dots.
  • Added some silver outline sticker daisies to the inside of the cone which I colored with a White and a Peach Souffle Pen.
  • Added the PINK phrase "This is the GOOD life".
  • Handles were fashioned with 2 lengths of stiff, shiny PINK trim and attached with PINK flower brads.
  • Added some PINK shredded paper for filler.

Now I have only to fill her up and send her on her way. :)


Barbara Rossman said...

Great Blog. Love the Tussie Mussie. Colors are wonderful.

Chrystal S said...

It is just beautiful Shelly! :)

Nancy said...

Your TM is so pretty. I love that pink daisy paper and the photo in the azaleas is beautiful!