Sunday, 25 July 2010

Create 10 continued steps 5, 6 and 7

Feeling inspired by the layering technique used in one of the earlier classes I made this anniversary card......... ..........which leads me onto the next class. Class 5 was all about using a favourite paper and a not so favourite one. I love this Que Sera Ocean Voyage paper and had been admiring it for a while wondering how to use it and I need wonder no more as the deed is done - gulp. The favourite paper was backed but a not so favourite one and lurking in my stash I had a 12x12 featuring a sunset photo by Craft Creations. I have no idea why I bought it! There must have been a reason but it doesn't look like any sunset I've ever seen. The square journaling blocks detail 'loves' and 'hates'. My 'loves'? - coffee, all things crafty, cats, music and the beach. 'Hates'? - mornings, mess, waste, ironing, work and boy bands. It wasn't so easy to find embellishments for my hates, do you have any relating to ironing?
Class 6 used some wooden frames to create a wall hanging. I chose instead to use just one frame and create a monogram. The letter itself is cut from corrugated cardboard and painted with acrylic then aged with a bit of distress ink in brushed corduroy............and yet more scraps used up, die cut labels to create a layered base to mount my letter.

With this class came the option to create a layout and I spied some holiday photos still to be scrapped. Don't you just love a hammock? Well Sonja does, look what she spookily blogged today.
I sometimes think we must have been separated at birth we are so similar. The layout has punched circles from yet more scraps to form a circle which has been machine stitched over with the addition of some small buttons. The title letters are some leftover from another project and are Sassafras woodland whimsy. Oh and the scalloped cardstock from a big stack I thought it was a good idea to buy at the time! Now I'm on a roll and using things up I think I'm going to cut them down make a minibook and try a bit of 6x12 scrapping.

And finally for today a card using some ideas from class 7 including - yes, more scraps, some machine stitching and a cluster of paper flowers which I teamed together with some long forgotten brads.

Today I received the last of the classes to my inbox but I think the ideas the whole workshop has given me will continue to grow and I still have more to share. I'll even be back with a bit of sewing.
Until then - Happy Crafting


Wrightboysmum said...

Love it, love it , love it. You're right I think we were seperated at birth. Fab cards. I'm itching to do some more of the classes as well. It's been a really good workshop.

Katy said...

Wow you've been busy! Love the monogram - fabby.

Winnie said...

Gorgeous work Amanda! I love the cards and the monogram frame. The LOs are great too, especially the Loves/Hates one. I think that's a good idea!

Looby said...

All totally gorgeous! But I really love your monogram frame!

Martha Lever said...

I love all of your cards!!! They are wonderful and with great design and layout!

Leo said...

Really lush work!!
xx Leo