Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm SEW excited challenge!

This has been a very long weekend for us. DH was off work on Friday, and today, Monday, is also a holiday - Labour day, I think. This means little scrapbooking for me. On Friday we had lots of errands to run, on Saturday we travelled to the south of the island to see the mud volcanoes, and some other great places (so many pics, I'll never ever get to scrap half of them!!!!), and yesterday we had friends over to celebrate Father's day with a BBQ and swimming pool afternoon. Not that I'm complaining, I've had a great weekend, but I have had a sketch and pics printed since Thursday and only finished it this morning! I started working with Sketch Inspiration's sketch 224, and printed three photos for my sister's wedding album. They are photos of the dresses she tried on but didn't finally choose, and I loved the idea of including them in the album. I had bought a dress sticker especially for this page, but once I saw the photos, I knew I couldn't give them a formal look, so I had to look for something different. Then I saw the challenge at Moxie Fab World, to include sewing icons in a project, and I knew that would be just right for my page. So here is the final result, a little hard to photograph as the paper is very thin and the humidity outside makes it so soft it was hard to set it straight for the photo.

For the mannequin, I used the shape from an old Bo-bunny chipboard sheet as a stencil and painted it with acrylic. I wanted to give some texture to the acrylic, so I played a little with the paintbrush. 

The other icons are from a set of charms at the Silhouette store. I printed one on cardstock and added paint and rose trim, I used one as a stencil to paint with acrylic on the paper, and I cut the other two in shrink plastic, though I didn't shrink it. I also stitched some swirls like the sketch showed.

I woke up in a very scrappy mood today, so I hope I can continue working on some of my DT projects for this week (DD and DH are in the pool right now, so that should give me some time!). I need to work on a Wordworld pinata for DD's birthday in the afternoon!!!

List of supplies:
Patterned paper: JBS Mercantile
Acrylic Dabber: Jenni Bowlin
Sewing Charms: Silhouette
Cardstock: Bazzill
Embroidery Floss: assorted
Pen: Staedtler
Trim: assorted
Pearl moons: assorted
Chipboard Alphabet: American Crafts

1 comment:

Cath said...

Hey Carolina! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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