Friday, 20 August 2010

Basic Grey Week 27 - Use Some Fabric......


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!

I notice that One Stop Challenge are asking for 'anything but a card' for their new challenge today and Simon Says Stamp Challenge want us to 'make a gift', so my project can be entered into them both.

Have a great weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

20 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Tara,this blows me away,it is so beautiful,will keep an eye out on the candy front,this album certainly has my name on it lol ! Have a great day,Julie x

Ruth said...

I Had to look twice as this is very unusual for you...but equally as gorgeous! Ruth X

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Tara.

Hugs Riet.xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Tara,

I like it, what a lovely front and the flower looks so real well done Margaret

Kellylouj said...

Wow this is fantastic xx Have a fab weekend x

gina g said...

Hi Tara i love this the flower is amazing i will have to give it a go. Thanks for the info, have a great weekend. luv gina xx

dolcreations said...

Wow...this is just awesome! Love your take on the challenge to use fabric!!!!!!

Sandra said...

I think your flower is perfect the way it is and looks lovely!

Carrie said...

What a wonderful project!!

Thanks for playing at One stop crafts xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic album Tara. Just love all your details and your calico flower is just gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your candy.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Sharon said...

Wow Tara this is fab, love the fabric flower. You make it sound so easy but I'd probably staple my fingers lol!! Will be keeping my eyes peeled for your candy!!
hugs
Sharon x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely fantastic project Tara I am both impressed and inspired by your wonderful creativity thank you so much for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Chris (catt871) said...

What a GREAT gift!!!! Very clever idea!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
Chris & the DT

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Tara this is absolutely gorgeous!
What a beautiful gift and your flower is lush!
Roll on that Indian summer lol!
hugs
kim x

Tonje said...

Wow! How cool is that folder... and I love your fabric flower!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

How lovely!! I like the bird, especially!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

TaraG said...

Fabulous idea, hun! Love your fabric flower it's gorgeous and the wee birdie is too cute! Just love this ides!
Hugs,t

Juls said...

such a gorgeous gift idea! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Chrissie said...

Tara, this is fabulous!
Thanks for sharing it with us at One Stop Cards and Crafts!
Chrissie

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous album T, I adore the style, all New England country looking to me and your fabric flower is beautiful! Hugs, Chris xx