Sunday 12 May 2013

I am... just quilting...

What have I been doing?

Well, teaching myself to quilt, of course!! Not the sewing. Oh no, no.  I am learning to jam those three layers through my machine.  Definitely a learning curve there but I am quite proud!! :)

In the mean time, I thought I would share some more layouts from the retreat! This first layout started with white.  Then I cute out the lattice from a full sheet (Studio Calico, maybe?).  I also used distress ink and mists underneath it.  This pops off the page. I layered under the photo as well but this was under the lattice as well. (Gosh, isn't he cuteeeeeee?)
This layout was cased after someone on the design team for two peas and a bucket.  For the life of my, I can't find her name.  This started with a white sheet of 12x12 cardstock.  I added 2.5 x 2.5" squares.
 I really struggled with this particular layout.  I really liked the "cork board" small square and wanted to give an image that this was a picture that was pinned on your wall on a cork board.  Not quite that effect but it worked out.  I added journalling where the sunglasses are now.  Since I didn't like my writing, I covered them up with the glasses.  In all likelihood, it really made a difference... so mistakes can be great!  Also, the layers on the bottom is just the strips on the bottom of patterned paper these days. Love it.  Oh, I used a geo tag wood veneer to highlight a number.  I colored it with distress ink.  :)
 This layout is special to me because my husband is such a die hard fan of Manchester United.  I literally awoke with Miss J arguing with my husband about wearing a tutu and headband with her jersey kit... My husband reluctantly agreed... This was created largely from the Paperie's monthly kit. I actually added glossy accents over the arrows in the bottom left corner.  It made an unbelievable difference.  I also used Studio Calico wood veneers for the words.  Very nice. The banners are Jenni Bowlin'.
 This layout was part of a "layout tag" that my scrappy friends play along with - I struggled to get a picture of this to get sent to the next 'player'. Funny how we rely on technolocy so much, right?  In this layout I used some of the new washi from Stampin' Up. I must say I was pleasantly surprised!
 This layout began with just some molding cream that I was dying to put on a layout. I left that to dry and pulled out a Studio Calico kit... I couldn't be happier with the results... Isn't that paper cool?
Have a lovely day!

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