Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Fabric (I used satin)
Step One: Gather your supplies together. Cut a piece of 3x3" cardstock and fabric. I used satin fabric for my project for added shimmer.
Depending on the trim you add to the fabric, you can give each butterfly a life of its own. You can use mono tones as I have or you can use a rainbow of colours with a mixture of textures. No matter what you choose, each butterfly will be a mini art piece of its own suitable for any layout or card.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Mists in several colours
Permanent ink like StazOn
Metallic paint (optional)
Gel Medium or Modge Podge
You can use your paper as a background for a layout or cut it down into smaller pieces to use on a card or tag. You can also scale it down to an ATC size, this would make a fabulous background for any project of your choosing. You can use a combination of lighter pastels and bright colour mist for something more whimsical. Another option is to use a floral die-cut or punch to make a homemade flower. Whatever your choice, you're guaranteed to love the end result.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Fabric- Satin or tafata work well
Mask or stencil
2" cardstock circle
Here's one more look at the finished bloom
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Here's what you'll need
Needle and thread
Mini paper rose or flower center of your choice
Step One: Cut a 8" piece of anglaise lace (if your lace is wider than 1.8" you may need a longer piece. If you're not sure cut your piece about 10" long and shorten it if necessary. Cut three strips of tulle the same length as your anglaise and about 1.25" wide.
Step Three: I was working on several of these at the same time and somehow I went from photgraphing the lavender one to the aqua marine one half way through my tutorial. My apologies. For this step, you layer all four pieces together with the anglaise at the bottom and then the three layers of tulle over that. Using a simple running stitch, stitch the entire length of lace going through all four layers.
Step Four: When you get to the end, hold each end of the thread and pull to gather your lace together forming a circle as shown above. Tie a knot to keep your flower in place.
Step Five: Seperate and fluff up the tulle like a ballerina tutu.
These will make the perfect embellishment for any girly layout or can even be used on a card. You can make a variety of colours with a single piece of white anglaise lace and some tulle. Be creative and make mix and match some bold colours. Depending on your misting colours these can be adapted to any holiday season too. I'd love to try some orange and black or purple for halloween, wouldn't those be fun.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Ever since I joined SNR I've been drawn to mixed media more and more. I'm just loving getting my hands dirty in all the fun goops. It's also fun being able to work on smaller pieces to experiment with differnt techniques.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I was absolutely delighted to see some of the big brands release clock themed patterned papers. Bo Bunny's timepiece collection is by far one of my favourite paper collections to date and is my inspiration for this vintage clock I created and would like to share with you.
Clean felt pads
Permanent Ink, like StazOn
These will make a perfect addition to any vintage LO. You can dress your clock face up any way you want. You can add glitter, maybe use paints instead of alcohol inks. You could also add some vintage chipboard clock hands for extra dimension. Each piece will be a delightful piece of art.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This is the image I selected for May
All in all, this was a loose translation of the inspiration piece. the Prima paper I used as my background added just the right amount of busy floral.