Good morning folks and welcome to a new Basic Grey Challenge. This week we would like you to use some fabric on your card..... now before you panic and think you can't do that, I would say this could be interpreted in all sorts of ways and doesn't need to be difficult. I reckon you could class lace and ribbon as fabric really is you're stuck, but the team will certain inspire you with their creations too! It might be quite fun to actually stamp onto some plain fabric and now I'm wishing I'd thought of that before I made my flower, lol!
So for my fabric offering I took a piece of calico from my stash and cut a long strip from it. I then sponged it with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Next I cut a small circle of cardboard and began to pleat my fabric in a circular motion, stapling it onto the card as I went along to keep it in place. I then attached another circle of card to the back to cover up the staples and so that it would fix easily onto my project. I added a couple of Prima Hydrangeas and a sticky gem and that was it, flower created! I then cut out some Sizzix foliage and stamped the brown leaves using one of the clear stamps from the Basic Grey Indian Summer set. I thought it would be sweet to add a little perched bird so I used my Tim Holtz die and paper pieced the little fellow with some Basic Grey Bittersweet paper. The whole idea for my project was to create an image album and this is to become part of my upcoming blog candy. I bought the cream leather photo album from a store near where I live and set to work. I printed a label from my PC to put in the aperture and I have filled the inside with all sorts of stamped images for one lucky person. Don't forget to keep an eye on my blog as I'll be posting the details of my candy very soon.... and there's lots of yumminess I can promise you!!
So there we go....have fun using your Basic Grey products to create something fun and show us what can be done with fabric..... go on, I dare you!
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.