Monday, January 30, 2012

Miss Anya Garland in style!

One of my favorite things to do is to Alter things...i've been known to do that and get some things published in my favorite magazine called, "The Altered Couture".  So when i was asked by Jessica and Marie from TGF,  if i'd be interested in creating a 3-D something for them for the CHA,  i thought it would be fitting to use my ideas for them using the January releases.  I chose to use Miss Anya Garland and make a special "Fashion scarf" just for Jessica to wear at the CHA.

What i am going to "teach" you to make:

 Jessica colored this image and allowed me to use her image for this project.  It is a really fun thing to do with your images after you've colored them.  Just scan them and reduce them to the size much easier than coloring an image that is less than an 1" high. (That's what did when i first started coloring the images for jewelry lol)


Supplies needed:
MS Yarn (I purchased mine at Michaels)
Epiphany Crafts Oval punch
Epiphany Crafts Oval clear disk
TGF image
Jewelry pieces and pinback

Okay let's get started.
First you need to reduce your image to fit into the oval punch. You can hold the oval disk over the image to gauge the size, but do not remove the oval disk until we need to use it.

Now you need to put your image into the Epiphany punch and center it in the hole.  Once you do that you can place the oval disk on top of the image in the punch.  ***VERY IMPORTANT do not touch the sticky part of the disk, your fingerprints will show, hold the disk on the outside edges.

Place the insert that came with the punch on top of the clear oval disk, and close the lid and push down, just like a normal punch.  (see instructions included w/the punch)  Now you will have your own cute paper backed use on a card, on jewelry, much fun!!  You can take your images to another level...and so personal.
So what i did next was use 6000E glue (or your choice of permanent glue) to attach my charm to a piece of jewelry and then added a pin back to the piece i created.

You can wear the pin as is or add it to the yarn scarf. The yarn scarf is easy to make and i didn't follow MS instructions.

All i did was take an entire skein, take one loose end and find how long i want it to be around my neck, making sure i can pull it over my head.  Once i determine the length, i keep wrapping it around until i get to the other loose end.  I stitch the two loose ends together and then i stitch through all the other layers i wrapped so they won't come unwrapped again.  I took the pin i made and pinned it through some of the layers.  What do you think?  Fun, huh?


  1. My Goodness Bonnie, you made it sound like you had made just a simple little 3D project for CHA. Lady this is just fantastic and I already left you a comment over on the Greeting Farm blog as it just blew me away when I looked at it. The whole thing is just perfection! I wish I was Jess walking around with that on. All the people at my work would be sooooo soooo jealous. :O) Truly my friend this is just beautiful. Hope you have a great night. Hugs, Lisa

  2. Wow, what an awesome way to use TGF images. Your scarf pin is beautiful and you have inspired me. Thank you for sharing. Mel xxx

  3. Really very nice ! Thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/

  4. This is fantastic! You totally blew me away with this project. So sweet of you to make it for Jessica! It's absolutely beautiful. :)

    -Annie Rose

  5. What a beautiful way to showcase Anya, you did an amazing job Bonnie! I can't wait to see pix of Jess in her personally made piece of art!
    Great tutorial also!

  6. Oh my this is so awesome! Thanks for the excellent tutorial too!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  7. Fantastic piece of jewelry and scarf!!! It's great how you used one of Jess's creation for the piece. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jess Marin :)

  8. Bonnie, you wow me every single time you play one of our challenges or create one of your special items. I am sure Marie and Jess are on cloud 9 right now and proudly wearing your items. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  9. So creative! What a great piece! Love the entire scarf!!

  10. Bonnie, this is incredible! I never would have thought to use an image this way. What you've made is fabulous, She will be the talk of the CHA! Your style has so much class and charm.

  11. Bonnie this is sooooo very creative!!! LOVE it! very fashionable... i'd SO wear this! =)

  12. WOW!!! Grandma Bonnie!!
    This creation is SO AWESOME!! I think I'll have to try it out =)
    where did you purchase Epiphany Crafts Oval punch &
    Epiphany Crafts Oval clear disk? I dont think they have it my local michaels.
    You've inspired me to make TGF accessories =)
    PS: thanks for always leaving sweet comments on my blog =)

  13. WOW! What a gorgeous pin and awesome scarf too! TFS the great tutorial!
    Great idea!! :D

  14. I don't know how I missed seeing this at CHA!! It's beautiful Bonnie! Love the tutorial and the end result is brilliant!
    Wonderful showcase for the booth, wish I had seen it!


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