Material things – City Crafter Fabrications Challenge #122

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I mentioned this was a busy week – and so it continues! Having spent a lovely day at the seaside yesterday I realised that today I need to get my act together so I’m organised for the forthcoming week and get all my bits and pieces made for the different blog challenges I’d like to have a go at.

Taking it almost to the wire I’ve been buzzing about creating my entry for this week’s challenge over at City Crafter Challenge blog This week it’s all about using some fabric in your piece and their design team have created some scrumptiously inspirational pieces.

I love using fabric (I’m a bit rubbish at sewing ‘though) but haven’t done so in ages due to pure laziness. In fact I’d like to say thank you to Cheryl Nelson who is hosting this week’s challenge as it spurred me on to have a good old rummage through my old box of fabric bits and bobs that I’ve collected over the years but have neglected of late. I found all sorts of forgotten treasures that I can now look forward to using.

I knew that I wanted to make some fabric flowers for this challenge and spent quite a lot of time faffing around rolling and scrunching bits of material until I finally settled on using some off white “cotton bark.” (I only know it is called cotton bark coz there was a label on the packet!). I used this to make roses from roughly cut spirals. I made loads but in the end decided I only needed two of the very smallest.

This was another card that just evolved as I arranged and re-arranged bits and pieces that were easily to hand. You will see that once again I have used that lovely postcard image from the Viniquities workshop blog. I just cut a strip off and mounted it on some 7 Gypsies paper, from the Conservatory collection, and added a bit of lace trim underneath. I used Spellbinder dies to cut the rose leaves and Martha Stewart punches to cut the blossoms and butterfly.  I used a square of hessian as a mat for the roses.  Green and cream ribbon, ivory buttons, pearl embellishments, gold thread and a scrap of lace were the finishing touches.

Fabric roses, postcard image via Vintiquities workshop blogspot

Fabrications challenge, postcard image via Vintiquities workshop blogspot

Fabric roses detail

This would make a lovely wedding card or invitation but could also be a birthday card for someone special.  Last week when I entered the City Crafter challenge I was saying how green wasn’t really a colour I used or got on with. Notice anything about this week’s entry?!


Material things – City Crafter Fabrications Challenge #122 — 8 Comments

    • Thank you Ros.I used to do a lot of this and got out of the habit. So glad to be inspired to start again. Your box was fab – I can never do anything like that without glue EVERYWHERE and only some of it on the project!

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