Friday, June 19, 2009

Start Them Young

Here's my second LO with the June Kit from Crazy Daisy Kits:

When I see textiles, I think "texture", and I have a hard time leaving them flat. So, I made yo-yos with the green fabric, added some buttons, and had my own custom flowers!

The novelty organza begged to be ruffled, so I ran a gathering stitch on the sewing machine, and pulled it into a gathered ruffle before attaching to my layout.

Of course, I had to use lots of ink on my page, so I distressed and inked the edges of the patterned papers, using Distress Ink in "Broken China", another great match with the colours in this kit.

The pre-printed note papers in the kit were ideal for journaling spots. I cut a piece from one, and crinkled and inked it to make it a little more distressed.

If you'd like to learn to make fabric yo-yo's, Heather Bailey has a great step-by-step tutorial on her site here.

Supplies (from June kit):
PP - Basic Grey, We R Memory Keepers, Cosmo Cricket
rub-on letters - Autumn Leaves
buttons - Buttons Galore
pre-printed note paper
novelty organza
quilting cotton
pom-pom trim

Other supplies:
embroidery floss - DMC
ink - Ranger, StazOn
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner


Jessica said...

All your detail is fabulous JJ!

Claude said...

I love this!
What are the letters for the title? Did you sew it, or is it rub-ons?

Tara Orr said...

awesome! Such fine attention to detail - again... LOVE your title!