Monday, 25 June 2012
The Fabric of my Life
You've guessed it ! I've been SMASH*ing again ! Well, I had started this page a few days ago, but only just got it finished.
During a recent trip to my local Art Shop in Kelly Bray, I spotted a 12 x 12 sheet of sticky-backed fabric in a sort of patchwork design. I thought it would be perfect for SMASH*ing pages and the idea for my Fabric page was born.
The background was created using a strip of the sticky- back fabric, then a strip of lace, then washi tape, a length of seam binding I dyed with Alcohol Inks, a floral strip printed from a NitWit Collections paper kit and finally the bottom strip from a sheet of A4 freebie papers by NitWit that I got in a magazine. It looks realistically like cotton tape and was just the right width to finish my page.
I've had the felt embellishments in my sash for a while, not knowing what best to do with them other than use them on a Scrapbook layout ! Various flowers from my stash and a crocheted flower I made a while ago, a lovely purple paperclip I got from Staples stationery store and a piece of printed cotton tape all added to the finished design.
I stamped 'hand crafted' on the litttle fabric tag using a stamp from a set by Stampin Up!, the buttons were altered using Alcohol Inks and I did the little bit of knitting using cocktail sticks as they were just the right size and scale. I hand wrote the page title which was one of the first elements I added over the background design.
I was thinking of doing a little scrap of x-stitching to add to the design and I may still do this at a later date. Always difficult to know when a piece is actually finished !!