Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 3

Add-on Sketch #12

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"All Is Bright" by Suzanna Lee
Supplies used - cardstock and border: Bazzill Basics; patterned paper, stickers and stick pin: Little Yellow Bicycle; letter stickers: Sassafrass Lass; twine: The Twinery; felt: Creative Imaginations, Michaels; lace: Websters; bling: K & Co; mist: Studio Calico; misc: Guttermann thread, Stickles

Variation 1: I used felt instead of paper. I cut 2 1/2 inch wide lengths of felt and folded them in half with Scor Tape adhering both edges together. I cut about 1/3 to a 1/2 inch strips 3/4 the way up. I used more Scor-tape on the back side to adhere the strips to the paper with a slight curve. As the tree grew taller, the strips are a 1/2 inch shorter.

Variation 2: My tree trunk is made from rolled cardstock that I covered in Scor-tape then wrapped with twine.

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"Christmas Tree Ornament" by Shari Thurman
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Adhesive: Beacon's 3 in 1 advanced craft glue; Ribbon: Unknown; Thread: Coats and Clark; Felt: Unknown

Variation #1: I created an ornament using my vast collection of ribbon rather than using paper.

I cut a piece of cardstock into the shape of the Christmas tree, roughly 5x7". I collected several pieces of green ribbon and cut them into 3" pieces. I placed the tree in my sewing machine. I folded the ribbon pieces in half and stitched them one at a time to the tree. I started at the bottom and worked my way up, slightly overlapping to cover stitching. I then trimmed any stray ribbons and added a felt star to the top.

Variation #2: I stitched a piece of brown felt for the tree trunk and glued it to the back of the tree.

Variation #3: I then added a piece of ribbon for hanging.

Variation #4: Using green felt and glue, I covered the back of the ornament to hide the ribbon, trunk and stitching.


dawn said...

What fun and creative ideas these are ladies. I like that we can use this sketch as a craft also.

Love that you both used something other then paper, loving this week.


Suzanna said...

Shari what a fantastic idea to make an ornament out of the tree! It looks fantastic!

Lynette said...

Suzanna...that is the coolest tree ever!

I love the idea of making this into an ornament...well done Shari.

Shari Thurman said...

Suzanna I almost used felt to make my tree. Yours turned out so cute. I may have to do it after Christmas on a layout. I think I will try cutting the felt with pinking sheers.

Luv2talk said...

You gals are all amazing, but then, I guess you knew that already.


Melissa Elsner said...

Wow ladies! These are fantastic! Love both and don't think I'd have the patience to make them. You both rocked it out!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Suzanna - Your tree ROCKS! I really like the felt and how it lays so nicely. The colours are spectacular. The stem is very creative too. Great job!

Shari! I really like the idea of making an ornament using the tree sketch. All the ribbons together look so pretty. Awesome idea.