Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Heart Belongs in Tennessee Photo Art

Hello everyone today I am  excited about debuting my first Art Glitter project:

I had a lot of fun creating this project. I have noticed that creating your state has been pretty popular over the past couple of months and crafters are incorporating it into their home décor or scrap pages
so I decided to make  this to hang up in our home. The heart represents where we live in Tennessee.

Supplies: First you will need to GOOGLE an image of your state and shrink it to fit a  Picture Frame of your choice. I choose to use a 11x14 with a 8x10 photo mat, scissors, cardstock , pen, art glitter stamp pad, a small heart of some sort , Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Ultrafine Opaque Glitter # 291 Fire Engine, Ultrafine Opaque Glitter # 83 Silver,  and Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter #131 Black Hole

Step 1: Trace and cut the state image out of a piece of cardstock and  ink it with your
art glitter stamp pad

Step 2: Now that you have your state cut out it is time to have some fun. Use you your
 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and spread out onto your state. I did mine in thirds. Using the Ultrafine Opaque # 83 Silver cover your entire state.

Step 4: Outline your state with Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter #131 Black Hole

Step 5: Now take your photo mat and add Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and coat it with

Step 6: Trace out your map with a black pen to make it pop. I added
alphas to spell out my state of Tennessee. Using a red glitter heart in the middle.

Now that you have everything complete place it in the frame under your photo mat
and there you have a beautiful piece of artwork to display in your home
of that special place where you live.

Tabitha Collins Jones has been creating paper crafting projects since 1996 when her sister showed her a friends album. Tabitha knew that she would be hooked and has been ever since. Tabitha has had a love of paper and glitter since she was in Jr. High school. She loved creating the spirit banners for the teams. When the craze of scrapbooking became all the rage, she had to be a part of it. Tabitha loves to design and has designed for many companies including; Scrap That Moment, Claire's Cottage, Black Paper Society, Apron Strings and several other blog sites and kit clubs. She also served as Lead Design Team Coordinator for Eyelet's Etc. Tabitha has been published in online magazines as well as Canata Magazine and the Joy of Scrapbooking. Tabitha has also been a featured designer for Steema ( Masterpiece Studios) along with Bound+/Detrmined at CHA. When Tabitha is not creating she is spending time with her four children and husband  and loves to bake, cook and crochet.

Tabitha Jones


  1. This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!

  2. Way to inspire everyone to make their own! Great job Tabitha!

  3. Love it Tabitha....great idea!!