Hi everyone. Hope this Saturday finds you in a good place. It's been a busy week work-wise for moi so I'm posting something new made last weekend which fits in with the Little Paper theme at SSS&S (link below).
Some of that fab Bazzill card in use again (for info. the ranges I've been using recently are Ambrosia, Lucy's Crab Shack and MAC). Origami has been a passion for some time and as the aqua patterned design lent itself beautifully to a 50's modernist feel I went that way with the dress design.
Time to dig out my favourite Andy Skinner pattern stamp which is so crisp and transfers to tissue really well. Then the embossed card, which had previously been brayered with Metallic Distress Paints, was ink blended to coordinate (Victorian Velvet/Spun Sugar/Tea Dye). This would all have disappeared but for the Mulberry Paper frame which matched the belt on the dress. It looks really good when you use a brush to apply water to the edges and then gently tease some away.
Cutting out the strips of buttons (from the Sam Poole Vintage Sewing set, stamped with metallic ink and clear embossed) takes a while but is worth it. It's always a question of working out where the focal element is going and then piling on the extras around it in close proximity. Even a touch of stencilled texture paste got in on the act! A solid background would have been boring, so I drew rough sections on the reverse of the pink card and cut out with fancy scissors. A spot of faux stitching in a mix of gold and silver gel pen, and some Tea Dye distressing finished the patches. Originally they were laid onto aqua card but the contrast was too overpowering so I recoloured it with a white gel pen. This will get a sentiment, but I'm holding out for the TH Simple Sayings set to arrive soon (you will see a lot of that I suspect!)
You will have guessed by now that this is being entered into;
and with so much pink, Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog - In The Pink is a must
And a quick heads up about a few things. First you NEED to see Trace Metcalfe's Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie for the most amazing TH Movers and Shapers ideas - don't worry if your wish list grows as a result, Linda has a MASSIVE 35% DISCOUNT on them this week HERE.
If you need more Alterations inspiration head over to Plucking Daisies where Amy Bowerman will treat you to some fabulous tutorials and a drool-worthy Pinterest board; this includes items from members the wonderful F&F DT as well as some of my favourite crafters (including Anita, Marjie, Anna-Karin, Tammy, Shelly, Candy, Terry and Alison).
And if that is not enough, Terry Wietsma-Girbes has produced a superb Step by Step today which will help you positively breath life into those tired looking pictures on the walls.
Right, that's the rest of your Saturday used up!! (soz - but SO worth it) Hope your weekend is wonderful. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x