Add-on Sketch #7
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"Celebrate" by Diane Iversen
Supplies - White Textured Cardstock, Polka-Dot Paper (Creative Imaginations), Paper Cut Outs (Dream Street), Tag (‘dumpster dive’ off a pair of jeans J), Silver Ric-Rac, Black Cat Fireworks Tag, Embroidery Floss, Creamy Caramel Ink (Stampin’ Up), Gems, Envelope Ties
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. This add on sketch was perfect for my layout. The only thing I changed was the swirly pattern on the bottom of the fireworks and the fact that I only used the smaller size. I like using things that are not necessarily scrapbook products like tags off of clothing and tags from items used during the event. Like I have said before, I am a huge fan of polka-dots, so that is where I started and worked my way out from there.
I wasn’t sure how to transfer the add on sketch to my layout because I usually free hand with a light pencil line and then paper pierce and stitch with embroidery floss from there. This time, however, since I had so many layers to go through, I decided to free hand the swirls on another sheet of paper and then used that as a template for my page, poking holes through the template onto my page.
I did the same thing with the fireworks sketch. I used the sketch as a template, lined it up with the swirls and then paper pierced holes for my embroidery. The gems were just loose gems that I had lying around the house from another craft project and I simply put mini glue dots on the back and stuck them to my page. Voila!
As you can see, we have a lot of fun on the Fourth of July. My husband and daughter are more than willing to take over the pyrotechnics while I snap pictures, mingle with the family and enjoy their handy work.
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"For Our Future Church" by Amy Wheeler
Supplies Used - Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts (chipboard), Echo Park; Flowers: Kaiser Craft; Border Stickers, Buttons: Crate Paper; Twine: Pink Paislee; Mist: Studio Calico; Trim: PolkaDotWhimsy.com
For several years now, it seems that we always miss 4th of July celebrations because we are in the car returning from a baseball tournament. Knowing I didn't have the traditional 4th photos, when I saw the sketch for "fireworks" my mind starting going in a different direction. I could see flowers that I could use with a couple photos that had sat on my scrap table for way too long.
I used the sketch to make an accent in the lower corner of a layout. I built my layout around the area for the "flowers." I selected a ledger patterned paper for my background so I wouldn't have to worry about where/how to do my journaling. I visualized my "flower" accents in the lower corner with the journaling/title above them. That left the left hand side of the page for my photos.
Instead of using stitching and circles (jewels/brads) to create the design, I "built" my shape using other elements.
Step 1: For the base of my flowers, I hand cut shapes from a patterned paper (by Crate Paper).
Step 2: The patterned paper piece was topped with a flower (by Kaiser Craft).
Step 3: I completed the stacked flower shapes with a flower shaped button (by Crate Paper) that was tied with twine.
Step 4: I handstitched the "stems" of the flower and completed each with a bow to mimic leaves.
To complete my "scene", I added a white picket fence sticker along the bottom edge of the page.