Friday, August 5, 2011
Baby, Bow, Button Challenge
Good Friday mornin' to ya!
Today at PaperWorks Company, we are hosting a Recipe Challenge. Incorporate the theme(s) of baby, bow, and buttons while using any stamp sold at PWCO. Participate in two challenges by the end of the month, and you could win two stamps OR the monthly card kit!
For my project, I turned two of the Aqua Amigos into 'stuffed animals' for the little ones. Growing up, my mom used to make us our own customized stuffed animals and this challenge just gives me that same warm feeling from my childhood.
I displayed my stuffed animals on the TE Apothecary Shelf stamp. I wanted to create somewhat of a scene in a baby's room. I was going to leave the wall (aka the front of the card) blank but I came across this old vellum with quilted textures and subtle baby-themed designs.
And I don't know about you, but I hate adhering vellum to cardstock. No matter what some glue claims, it NEVER dries clear. So I finally used my Sew Easy supplies to stitch them together. And unlike my mother, who is a master at sewing, I do not know how to use a sewing machine (kinda embarrassing since I had taken Home Ec as an elective when I studied in the Philippines .... ok, ok...I was like 8 years old but still...). I was really excited about this product!
Since I used such a bold-colored thread, I used the blue ribbon to soften it up a bit. I like how fluffy and gigantic it looks :). I also got to finally use my Epiphany Crafts Button Maker to make my own buttons. Alas, the vellum that I used for the buttons is so light, they just look like clear ones here. But maybe that's for the best because I'm liking the clean and simple (as CAS as I could get) vibe here.
Stamps- Aqua Amigos: Ollie and Walli (PWCO). Apothecary Shelf (Taylored Expressions).
Cardstock- Bazzill (white). Neenah (for stamps).
Vellum- K & Company.
Buttons- Epiphany Crafts.
Misc.- Copics, Sew Ready thread, Ribbon.
Thanks for visiting,