Today's Paper Players challenge is a sketch challenge by Anne Marie Hile, she did a great job, take a look and grab your provisions and play along! Here is what I came up with:
I came up with the idea to upholster the Spice Cake fabric with batting and make little tufts on each rectangle. It was not too hard, just time consuming.
I made a scallop border punch piece, crimped, crumpled, and separated it and ruffled it on the back of each fabric piece. I used a piece of burlap thread and threaded it through the back and tied a knot to make some tufting.
The sentiment panel starts with a large circle punch in pool party, with a very vanilla large scallop punch on top. The french words from French Foliage was stamped and the edges sponged in more mustard and soft suede.
The love life stamp is from You're a Gem, and since by this time I was thinking that this would be a framed piece instead of a card, it fit good. The leaves were embossed in gold and sponged with more mustard and soft suede, are also from the French Foliage stamp set.
The little burlap flower was made by 1/2 inch strips of burlap, overlapped and sewn to hold the shape. Some twine was looped around as well. Two hand cut circles of the Spice Cake fabric were attached under the beautiful antique brad. I glued on a circle punch on the back so I can secure it to the card front. Burlap is very popular right now, and this color matches soft suede perfectly.
It was all layered on a piece of beautiful Spice Cake DSP and matted on soft suede. I will head out tomorrow to see if I can find a frame so it can be hung on the wall. It is a pretty good size at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, so it has a great impact.
This is my last card as a Design Team member, and I will miss all of the sweet ladies that I have been working with the last month. Your October Guest Designer is Cindy Hall from www.prettyimpact.com I am sure she has some great stuff planned for you. I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!
The Paper Players Design Team
Sandra Conner (September GD)
Stamps: Fall Foliage, You're a Gem
Paper & Fabric: Spice Cake DSP, Spice Cake fabric
Ink: soft suede, more mustard, gold embossing powder
tools: scallop border trim, circle punch, scallop circle punch, antique brad, twine, burlap