Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Monthly Smeared Ink Blog Hop | Anything Goes




Good Morning Smeared and Smudged Family! Today I'm participating with the Smeared & Smudged members in ANYTHING GOES blog hop! In the states we are coming up on Memorial Day weekend. Several of our family members have served and we always think of them on this day of remembrance. This time of the year much of our landscape is abloom including the pathways along the railroad tracks...I like to think that the poppies I see blooming each year were among those sewn by returning soldiers passing along those tracks on their way back home. So today I share with you this Poppy ATC as mentally I prepare to remember those who've served so that we may live a life with freedoms.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!
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May Member Blog Hop
Black Dragon Nan | Teresa |  Leslie Rahye
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Delightful Thursday | CAS card

It's Delightful Thursday and the Digital Delights design team is sharing inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog today! 

Today I'm created a CAS card--Clean And Simple. I love this little Carousel Horse image and colored  her with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft! Today I tried a little different look by outlining my image with white...it gives it a little pop that I think I might like for some looks. I matted my card with Authentique papers and left it simple.It will make a great all-occasions or note card for that someone special in my life! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card.


Horse Carousel
Horse Carousel
markers : Prismacolor  Pencils
Paper: Bazzill, Authentique
Accessories: Black PITT Pen

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MAY SPECIALS
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stencilled Fiber Art Necklace Pendants with Rebecca Baer™


Good Morning! Today I've created little fiber art necklaces and pin using Rebecca Baer­® stencils! I love handmade jewelry and am fascinated by the textures and mixed media feel of these little denim pendants. This is super easy and with one 6" square of fabric you could make a dozen or so pendants for sharing with your friends and family! I hope you enjoy my tutorial below!

Begin with a piece of fabric. I am using upcycled denim. I chose this beautiful Secret Garden stencil in the small for the above pendant. I also chose the lovely Enchanted Vine Stencil in small for a second project that I'm sharing below using the same technique.
Secret Garden Stencil - Product Image Enchanted Vine Stencil - Product Image

I applied Embossing Powder Adhesive to my fabric through the stencil so that it looks like it was stenciled with a darker shade of blue. Then I applied Embossing Powder and heat set it to melt the powder onto the jeans. 


I have not tested this for something that would need to be washed so I don't know if it would stand up to the wear and tear of that process. The results of the embossing powder on the denim is awesome though!


Above you see the result of a turquoise colored emboss powder on the denim...striking. However I wanted something with a bit more depth for the pendent today. For today's pendant, I decided to add one more element--I misted an opaque color mist first onto the denim.


Next I turned my stencil and proceeded with the embossing powder adhesive and the emboss powder...you can see the effect in the details of the pendant below.


I finished my pendant by fashioning a little hanger with some black annealed wire. I cut a strip of my stenciled fabric and attached it to the hanger with sewing. I then added a selection of charms to the front. Then I raveled the bottom of the pendant by cutting strips and removing the shorter fibers that remained. 


This little friendship pendant was completed in a similar manner...I cut little strips and attached it to the safety pin. I then attached a little bitty pin with beads to the front. 

All supplies mentioned are available at the link below! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out posts from my teammates each Tuesday and Thursday!



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Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 4


 This weekend my Fancy Fashionista and I spent the weekend looking through garage sale and goodwill finds to create a weeks worth of fashions for school to make it to the end of the school year. *Someone* hit a growth spurt and needed clothes NOW! I love that she likes to be creative and wanted to try making them. After this winter's 4-H Refashion Workshop she had declared that next year she would be making ALL of her school clothes. This short-term need gave us an opportunity to give it a try.
 

Today's fashion was started out as two shirts and a denim vest/dress. The best part is all three pieces were bought at an AWESOME garage sale for 50¢ each--so total materials $1.50! Fancy Pants likes a little color so of course this needed refashioning with COLOR. She chose the plaid shirt for the accents on the denim piece. The denim piece needed to be fitted to her body, The arm openings were tucked under and sewn to fit her shoulders better. Under the arms a generous dart was sewn to take it in to fit better around her arms and waist. The ties [from the plaid shirt] were attached to pull the back in for further fitting. Fancy loves that cotton rips and so the ruffle was constructed of ripped strips of the plaid fabric sewn together and then ruffled and attached to the bottom of the dress. They were left ragged on purpose! Originally the idea was to remove the collars from both and attached the plaid collar to the denim piece. The plaid collar was too little however so it was split and attached over the top of the denim collar. While Fancy slept I attached hot-fix rhinestones to the faux pockets and collar as a surprise, I think she loves it.
The little jacket was another shirt. It was sheer and had a gathered elastic bottom. We removed it and trimmed it to where it would come up to her waist. The front was split to make it a jacket and it was simply hemmed around the edge. While I did a bit more work on this one than she did, it was totally Fancy's idea and completely her style! We hope you enjoy!

Come back tomorrow for another refashioned spring outfit!


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Delightful Thursday | Happy Graduation

It's Delightful Thursday and the Digital Delights design team is sharing inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog today! 

Today I'm created a graduation card with this delightful graduation owl from the Calendar Owls set. I love his big eyes! He was layered on matching cardstock and distressed on the edges. I added a bit of Frantage and a piece of string. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card.


Calendar Owls
markers : Prismacolors
Paper: Bazzill, Authentique
Accessories: foam tap, emboss folders, trim
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MAY SPECIALS
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Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 3

**sorry for the delay on Day 3--technical difficulties with images made us late!**

This weekend my Fancy Fashionista and I spent the weekend looking through garage sale and goodwill finds to create a weeks worth of fashions for school to make it to the end of the school year. *Someone* hit a growth spurt and needed clothes NOW! I love that she likes to be creative and wanted to try making them. After this winter's 4-H Refashion Workshop she had declared that next year she would be making ALL of her school clothes. This short-term need gave us an opportunity to give it a try.


Today's fashion was super easy. It started as a VERY SHORT dress [the orange top] and a smocked elasticy sundress. For the top I removed about 8" and hemmed it. For the skirt, she wanted it long so we simply cut it down to this really cool trim [not seen in photo] and made an elastic casing to complete the skirt. 

Come back tomorrow for another refashioned spring outfit!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Refashions 2015 | Day 2



This weekend my Fancy Fashionista and I spent the weekend looking through garage sale and goodwill finds to create a weeks worth of fashions for school to make it to the end of the school year. *Someone* hit a growth spurt and needed clothes NOW! I love that she likes to be creative and wanted to try making them. After this winter's 4-H Refashion Workshop she had declared that next year she would be making ALL of her school clothes. This short-term need gave us an opportunity to give it a try.


Today's fashion was a sundress made with the smocked gathering at the top and this cha-cha tank sweater. Nothing was done to the tank. Fancy loved it as is an actually sorted through 2 33 gallon bags to find the perfect compliment to it. The dress had that elasticy smocking at the top that holds the dress to your body. She LOVED this and wanted it to be a skirt that was higher in the front than the back. We used that for the waist of the dress and then brought the front up considerably. The front lays flat and is up around her knees and the back drapes down and falls mid to lower calf. To make it we just pinned it in place, measuring to insure a straight line across the front. In the back we gathered material so that it had a bit of fullness. Using her new Janome sewing machine [a Christmas present from Grammie and Papa] I helped her make a zig-zag around the whole skirt so that it would still stretch with the elastic. She paired it with some lace bottom leggings in her own wardrobe. I kinda think she likes it! lol!

Come back tomorrow for another refashioned spring outfit!

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