Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 2

Add-on Sketch #11
You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"Happy Fall" canvas by Allison Davis
Supplies - Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Memory Thread and embroidery floss: DMC; Fonts (used as templates for stitching): Century Gothic and CK Carolyn; Small leaf punch: Martha Stewart

I absolutely love fall and all the beautiful colors that come with it yet don't have a single "fallish" decoration in my home. I thought the leaf sketch would be the perfect opportunity to change that.

Variation #1 - For two of the big leaves I followed the sketch exactly with the exception of the stitching.

For the other three on the canvas I used the same leaf shape but instead of using the strips, I used one piece of paper for the whole leaf.

To finish the canvas I accented with small leaves, a quote cut from a piece of patterned paper, a few small sprigs of Memory Thread, and added the hand stitched words.

Stitching Tip: I used two of my favorite fonts for the stitched "happy fall" on the canvas. To use them as a stitching template I typed the words and enlarged them to the size I needed and then printed them. After I cut around each word I used removable adhesive to hold them onto the canvas so I could pierce the holes. When all the holes were pierced I removed the printed words and stitched with embroidery floss.

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"Free Fall" by Suzanna Lee
Supplies used - cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill Basics; patterned paper: Imaginesce; letter stickers: American Crafts; ribbon: Websters; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart, McGill; ink: Tim Holtz; digital element: Ormolu; glitter: Martha Stewart; frame: Making Memories; bling: Imaginesce; misc: burlap, antique book, Modern No.20 font, fabric and i-top

Variation 1: I used strips of 1/4 inch Scor-Tape covered in glitter to make the leaves.

I used a McGill punch for my outline and lined it with the Scor-Tape in the manner of the instructions on the sketch. I then trimmed off the excess.



dawn said...

WOW really loving these ideas for leaves!! These are both amazing and fun. I'm glad it's only Tuesday so we have 5 more days worth of leaves still!!

Lynette said...

Allison I love your canvas...it is so pretty.

Suzanna, I love it that you used a different shape leaf and your layout is so vibrant.

Erica said...

These are both wonderful projects! I love the canvas!

blupixy said...

The canvas is gorgeous! Love! Love!

Lisa G. said...

Love them both!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Two more wonderful ways to use that add-on sketch! Allison, your canvas is so happy. I love the colors and stitched words. And Suzanna, the texture on your layout is so great! Glitter and satin and metal and burlap and embossing. Wow!

Jill Sarginson said...

Allison - your canvas is so AWESOME! What a great idea!!

Love the different leaves Suzanna - great layout!

Samantha T. said...

Love that home decor piece, and those glitter leaves are rich looking! Love it!