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Friday, 14 August 2009

Apron Strings Contest

Remember my post about the Apron Strings contest on the Page Map Blog? Well here is my entry (above) and the original sketch (below).

The idea as to use the sketch with summer as the theme and any papers or embellishments.

I chose this photo of myself at age 7 in the garden at home, Surrounded by the roses my parents grew. The papers I picked are from Cosmo Cricket's (CC) Early Bird line. I also used a sheet of Basic Grey (BG) 'Lady Kate's Roses' from the Stella Ruby Collection as a border. The colour worked and the title of the paper was by coincidence so appropriate!!

Here is a close up of the larger flowers cut from the Farmer's Market papers, I cut several different size flowers within circles, stitched on buttons with embroidery floss over the existing pattern on the paper, two threads into each hole on the button. Then I went round again and made a french knot it the end of each stitch on the paper. I added some heart pins in coordinating papers.

For the smaller flowers, I cut two blooms from the Sunrise paper. These were curved with scissors and stuck down with a 3D pad under each petal but not in the centre, then I pulled the centre down tight to the LO by stitching on with a tiny button.

My main title was added with American Crafts Thickers in leaf fabric finish, I added smaller lettering with Provo Craft letter stickers. If anyone knows where to buy these in the UK, please let me know. I'm running out and they are so useful.

The Journalling block was from the Early Bird Elements paper.

I added a few stitches between the BG paper and the CC paper to link it all in with the rest.

Then I had some of this lovely paper left over and decided to create a card, in the theme of Apron Strings, so using a Horseshoe Craft Stamp I created an Apron. Stamping the pockets again and cutting them out. I added them over the pockets on the original apron with 3D foam pads. The strings are just that 'string'! I plan to finish this card off with either a gardening or a cookery theme.

1 comment:

  1. great layout! LOVE the Early Bird line! thanks for the closeup on the button stitching! very cool!


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