I planted some bulbs last year, I don’t remember exactly what I planted by I’m pretty sure there are some tulips in the mix! I can’t wait for spring! The weather here in Southern Ontario hasn’t been too bad but it just can’t seem to decide whether to rain or snow!
The OCC challenge this week is to use fabric. Any kind of fabric, except ribbon doesn’t count. I hope you will play with us this week! You can make a flower, weave it, bow tie it, knot it, layer it, use it as a background or anything else you can think up.
I used a sheer bridal organza to make this flower. I had some 1” red line tape circles from Jody Morrow and started in the center with a 2” wide strip of fabric about 22” long. I kept the center twisted very tightly but loosened it up as I went. The red line tape kept it in place. I used all but an 1” or so of the fabric. When I got to the end, I tucked the fabric tails behind the adhesive. Then I added the leaves, which were folded from ribbon, and tucked them underneath too. There was very little adhesive left so I added another red line tape circle directly underneath the first sandwiching the tails and ends of the leaves. One of the other gals used tulle behind her flower, I wish I’d thought of that!
In case you subscribe by email and you got this before, this card is slightly different. I made this card for the Joan’s Gardens JustRite challenge but I still wanted to use this for my OCC project this week and for Mojo Monday but I couldn’t add the flourish if I wanted to comply with the JR only rules. So I posted this back a few days without the flourish. Then I added the flourish for today.
In case you are wondering, no, JR does not manufacture a circular frame with this pattern. I cut a circle of cardboard that fit exactly inside the oval frame stamp that came with this set from JustRite (more like under the stamp just inside the rubber ridge that normally holds the stamp to the grooved block). It forced the oval into a circle shape which I much prefer most of the time. I used glue dots to hold the stamp in place on an ordinary acrylic block. I have too many cool dies that are circles and of course most doilies are also round. I’ve tried layering the ovals on the circles but this set is too large for them to look right IMHO.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers, Elegant Flourishes-Autumn Leaves
Ink: Memento black, celery, banana-SU!, sweet blush, white-PTI, embossing, Antique Linen Distress ink
Paper: Botanique Collection-American Crafts, naturals white CS-SU!
Accessories: doily-Wilton, mini scallop punch-EK Success, 1” red line circle dots, foam dots-Jody Morrow, circle Nestabilities, pearl-Dollarama, fabric-Fabricland, Copics BV25, V91,95, RV19, R00,11,20,22,32,81,83,85, YR00,02,20,31,, Y21,35, YG63,67, G21, ombre ribbon (leaves)-Michaels, white pearls EP-stash