Archive for the ‘Fabric’ Category
For JanTink’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge today on Splitcoast. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how.
I remember seeing one a long while back w/ a tiny little knitted sweater & I’ve been wanting to make one for quite awhile. Now I DID NOT knit this little Barbie sized sweater on those toothpicks. I knit it on regular needles…just way smaller than the yarn called for. I think it recommended sz 8 and I used about a 3. So that was fun enough! When I got to the top, I just slipped it onto the toothpicks. I added a dot embossed white background and part of the Diapers Rattles & Blankets Greeting on a die cut panel & added some yellow stars w/ bows (the rest of the greeting is on the inside). On the larger white background, I stamped the Stars Background w/ the yellow ink then added my baby sweater.
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Diapers Rattles & Blankets Greeting, Interlocking Stars Background
|Paper: Neenah white, yellow textured|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, dandelion|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting bascis A & B, Romantic rectangles 2 dies, Memory Box precious stars dies, yarn, toothpicks, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder|
Are y’all ready for some beautiful new images AND a chance to win a fabulous Gift Certificate? Well, if you arrived here from Lorelie’s blog, then you’re in right place. If not, you’ll need to go back to the beginning and start from the Our Daily Bread designs blog. We’re having a Scripture Hop and you’ll need to collect the Secret Scripture words in the correct order.
You have until Thurs. Feb 4th at 8:00PM EST to complete the requirements to be eligible to win. There will be THREE BLESSED WINNERS… who will each receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Our Daily Bread designs Store to go toward the stamps of your choice! Winners will be randomly chosen from all the qualified entries.
Here is what you need to do to be eligable to win:
• Hop from blog to blog in the order given below, writing down the secret words you will find clearly written in their post, and leaving a comment on each blog.
• Return to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer.
• Email Grace at: email@example.com In the email, give her the secret words you found in order …. they will spell out a Scripture verse.
• For an extra chance to win, send her another email telling her the Scripture reference where the verse can be found.
If for any reason a link is broken, simply return to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog to see who is next on the list, leaving a space for the missing words.
I started this card last Thursday after I saw the Ways to Use It challenge where we were challenged to use fabric. That had me thinking what would the bird look like stamped on fabric? Would the Prismacolor pencils work on fabric? Only one way to find out. I used to sew a lot, but hardly ever now. After digging around, I was able to come up with some thin, cotton fabric. As long as I was using fabric, I thought I’d go all the way and drag out the sewing machine and some buttons. So I stamped the bird onto the cotton using VersaFine onyx black ink. Just to be safe, I heat set it. It also looked kind of wrinkled but I drew the line at ironing. Sewing and ironing all in one day? I think not. Sounds too much like actual work. I spritzed the cotton with water, smoothed it with my hand and dried it with the heat gun. (BTW, this is my preferred method of ironing shirts out of the dryer, too. Just minus the heat gun part.)
On to the coloring using the Prismacolor pencils. Works great, I was happy to see. I used a Spellbinders rectangle nestie to cut part of the way thru the cotton. It was enough to let me rip the edges in a straight line. Then I removed some of the threads all the way around for the fringe effect. Did the sentiment the same way. Backed them both with card stock and used a feather stitch to go around them. I used larger Nesties to cut the rectangular layers.
After attaching the two patterns of dp to another piece of c/s, I stitched around the edges. I could not find the right color of buttons, so I took some translucent white buttons and colored them with Sharpies then stitched them on.
Now the Secret Scripture words you are looking to gather from me are Of Man. From here you will need to hop on over to Becca’s blog. I know she’ll have something fabulous for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you!
stamps: ODBD – You Will Find Refuge set
paper: sky blue, red ticking stripe (Dasher from Melissa Frances), Sisters’ Polka Dots and Summer Days Paisley(both are Wild Asparagus from My Minds Eye), thin cotton fabric
ink: VersaFine Onyx black
accessories: buttons, Sharpies, sewing machine, Spellbinders rectangle nesties, foam tape, Prismacolor pencils