Due to postal issues, the Label Tulip reveal was super late this month. But, it's well worth the wait! Check out the design team gallery and get ready to drool! Really super duper stuff. So, without further ado, here are my creations...
- I overdyed the grey fabric red to get some nice color variations. (LOVE that this kit has Amy Butler fabric!)
- The puffy hearts were created by stitching the fabric to felt and pulling tight to get some wrinkles.
- It’s so fun to see photos that span the last twelve years. We are so different and yet so much the same!
- To make the cover, I stitched strips of fabric around a transparency. Here's a a hint: use scissors to snip a little edge in your fabric and then rip it the rest of the way for a nice frayed edge.
- I used scraps for most of the pages. They are held together with the fabric tape.
- For the first time, I used a post from my blog to fill in the journaling. So easy and totally practical!
- I painted the time card with Distress Crackle Paint, let it crackle, and then applied Distress ink to the card, over the paint. Then I spritzed the card with water and wiped away the excess ink (the Crackle Paint resists the ink).
- I hand cut the flowers from some patterned paper. The leaves were stamped and embossed, over inked, and then hand cut. Then the flowers and leaves were layered with foam adhesive.
- I stitched a strip of the orange patterned paper into a ruffle and used it as the base of my foliage.
- The title is painted with a thin paintbrush.
- I used alcohol inks to “paint” the transparency before I laid it over a piece of patterned paper.
- I used a combination of paint and glitter glue to create my title. The numbers are pure paint.
- By the way, these are the most unflattering photos on earth! But, I practice what I preach and I totally put them in my book (and on the internet)!
- I created the circles by hand cutting some wonky circles from orange cardstock. The larger circles all got dabbed with blue paint while the smaller circles all got a brad pushed through them. I used foam adhesive to put the two together.
- I used an old toothbrush to crate the paint spatters you see.
- The title is painted too and then outlined with white pen and inlined with a black pen.
- I inked the edges of all the photos.
- I inked the orange and green papers with three colors of brown to create a worn, fabric-like appearance.
- I didn’t have enough felt “h’s” so I made one from a “u” and and an “i.”
And as a super special bonus (and one I better post before I get cold feet), here is another layout using my December kit, but when I finished I decided it was awful! So, I didn't submit it to the Label Tulip gallery for this month. What do you think? Is it as bad as I think? Or even worse? LOL....
Thanks for stopping by!