Welcome the the Scrapbook Steals.com May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Judy’s blog but if not, head on back to Scrapbook Steals and start at the beginning. Today we are all showing off the results of our play time with some Twine. Two Berries Twine to be exact! But before I show you my projects, you need to know that Scrapbook Steals is also hosting a giveaway as a part of this hop.
Enter to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code by visiting each of the designers’ blogs and leaving a comment at every stop along the way (including the post at ScrapbookSteals.com). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the six blogs! In case you get lost along the way, here’s the line up:
- ScrapbookSteals (Start here and don’t forget to leave a comment!)
- Memorable Scraps – Neela Nalam
- Want Less Create More - Judy Stech
- Alison Day Designs - Alison Day (You are here)
- Scrappin’ Chaos - Charity Hotrum (Go here next)
- Stephanie’s Scrap World - Stephanie Umpleby
You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, May 5th, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping! Oh, and before I forget, there’s information at the bottom of this post about the NSD (National Scrapbooking Day) Celebration being hosted at Scrapbook Steals.com tonight. Sounds like a fun time that you won’t want to miss!
Okay, with all the business out of the way, how about I show you what I created?
I was sent the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine to play, … er, create with. Gold is not a colour I normally gravitate towards so I had to really stretch my creative muscles! As soon as I started my first project I realized that a couple of my original ideas weren’t going to work for two reasons. The twine was too thick for any of my needles so I had no way to thread it (normally I would have just separated the strands but that would have lost the metallic thread so … not a good idea!) And two, the metallic thread was kind of easy to unravel from the rest of the twine so I had to come up with ways to keep it together.
My first project was to create twine rosettes using some giant glue dots.
I may not have a lot of gold accents but I do have a bottle of Gold Lame Color Shine from Heidi Swapp so I went crazy with the mist splatters. Then I dug through my stash to see what other gold I could find and came across this sheet of textured gold paper. Bingo!! Out came my punches and away I went.
I used the butterflies from the border punch as a sort of confetti scattered around the page along with some punched circles.
To further accent the border strip, I added a line of twine.
These glittery alphabet stickers from American Crafts added to the glitz and glam of this layout about my youngest
Next I decided to create my own back ground paper using the twine. I laid down rows of double sided tape on the diagonal and started wrapping the twine around the page.
Once I had all the stripes finished, I filled in a few with patterned paper from my scrap drawer and then trimmed the edges. After I’d adhered it to the pink background paper I noticed some of the twine starting to come away. I hoped it would look fashionably distressed but eventually I realized that I had to find a way to seal it up. Washi tape to the rescue! Wish I’d thought of it before I’d adhered the twine covered paper to the back ground paper so I could have wrapped the washi around the edge. Oh well. (Note to self: get a sewing machine! that would have solved my problem perfectly!!)
Because the background was so busy I knew I wouldn’t need much in the way of embellishment. Apart from my title I just added a few butterflies and a journaling card and called it done.
For my third project I wanted something a bit special so I went back to my Silhouette and cut out a butterfly.
I used the negative of the cut out as my base and laid down rows of twine behind the card stock. Once that was finished and mounted onto cream card stock I adhered the die cut butterfly back into its’ negative. Only I’d spiced up the butterfly with more Gold Lame Color Shine!
Oh, and popped up the upper wings with pop dots. A card needs a sentiment but I didn’t want to cover up my beautiful butterfly so I opted for vellum.
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