Monday, March 14, 2011
Round Robin Challenge - Week 2
Week 2 for the Round Robin Challenge over at Swirlydoos. This is a photo of my DD and our puppy Zeke. He was just about a year and a half old in this pic. Zeke is a mix of German Shepard, Black Lab and Rottie. He is a big boy and such a sweetheart. He has to be with his peeps!!! He also loves water and took this chance to follow his girl out into the river where we were camping to swim with her.
I had the difficult job of lifting a page created by Christy. She sewed on her page and I thought oh no....I have yet to sew on a page! Can you believe it? Well, it's true; I haven't! I used to make quilts so I can't for the life of me figure out why I have waited so long to give this a try. I dusted off my big machine, got some scrap paper and went for it. Can I just tell you that my machine went through the paper like it was melted buttah (said using my best Godfather imitation). Yay!!!!
I layered my paper and cut the little fleur de lis all around the edges because I wanted to use them like the brackets in a picture frame and slide my second paper underneath them. After having done this I couldn't just sew around the edges so I made a template and drew a pattern to follow while sewing that would take me around to each point.
She also used leaves that had text on them. I found some paper from the latest Technique Kit I got from Swirlydoos and and used a Spellbinders die from Heartfelt Creations to cut my leaves. I also used a Martha Stewart Leaf punch for the smaller leaves. I used a stylus to emboss veins on to them, crinkled them up and then inked them. I added this really lovely carnation vine from Prima. I so love the color of those flowers. I took out my Sizzix Tattered Flowers die and cut some flowers out of yellow card stock. Next I used some Tiger Lilly and Espresso Glimmer mist to make them more match the vine and added a pearl to the centers.
I ended up using 5 types of ribbon, trim and lace on page.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get a chance hop on over to Swirlydoos and check out the rest of the pages in the Round Robin Challenge!!! They are all "lift worthy".
P.S. I will be posting a new tutorial and my latest altered object in the coming days. Stay tuned!