Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So fly on over to Method Playground and link up your felt creations.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This year I am following Ali Edwards' lead and have chosen a word for 2010:
I love these jars to store pieces of ephemera: tickets, tags off clothing, felt and fabric flowers, ribbon and fabric scraps, samples from the home improvement store. Very handy for when you need a punch of color on a project.
Don't forget to hop yourself over to Method Playground and play along wth our challenge to Go Green! (there's still time to link up your entry and be in the running for a camera strap slipcover).
- Cut an 8 1/2" square from patterned paper.
- Score at 4 1/4" on each side.
- Score from corner to corner on one side.
- Score a line across one corner connecting two of the scores from the 4 1/4" scores (parallel to the diagonal score made in step 3). Confused yet? Here's a little visual help:
- Crease along all folds and fold as shown making a 4 1/4" square.
- Mount onto a 4 3/4" square of solid cardstock.
- Embellish as desired.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So I have a week to catch up on, but I am so on board with this. How about you? Are you in?
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here are my layouts:
I placed drops of alcohol ink onto the packaging from some Basic Grey magnetic snaps. After it dried, I doodled some swirls with a Sharpie pen and adhered it to my page.
The large bracket on this LO is cut from a Panera Bread coffee cozy--love the texture on these. And the tree is made from a scrap of cellophane packaging from a pack of stickers. Here's how:
- stamp with Versamark ink onto the cellophane.
- swirl gently with a brush dipped in metallic pigment powders (I used sparkle gold Pearl-X powders)
- spray with a fixative like Krylon Workable Fixatif
- adhere to LO with a brad or staple
I also never toss the background sheets to stickers. The negative spaces can be fussy cut, or used as a mask for painting or misting (just be sure to lessen the adhesive by sticking it to some fabric a few times--learned this the hard way!). And pages of old, torn books make great material to punch and die cut.
Be sure to play along with us. You have until Monday, January 25th to link up your project in the comments at Method Playground for a chance to win a camera strap sewn by me.