Sunday, October 26, 2014

Scrappylicious Mixed Stitch Kit Club from August

Scrappylicious Mixed Stitch Kit Club is an extention of Linnie Blooms.
There are amazing Kits every month.

Here is my Kit that was for compiled for us to use for August.

Another previous kit from the month of August that I can share now.
 I made lots a fun cards and created a canvas hoop project.
So glad to be able to share these with you . 

Before you start it is easiest to evaluate your products that your going to be working with.
I set aside the hoop and canvas to do last.
Starting with the paper pad from Basic Grey ....Capture Snippets.. be sure to
scan through for your options. Note the the back sides of the paper were full print  and 
the fronts were possible sentiments, tags and accent possibilities.
With this all in mind I pulled and sorted about 4 combos to work with. We will 
see these as we start each card.

Starting with the card above .. Be your Self.... 
grab some card bases with envolopes or make your own.
Using the Basic Grey Capture Snippets mix and match some full paper pieces with
some cut apart sentiments  and maybe an accent piece also and per the sample above..... 
all that compliment each other.
You want a few pieces that make for some layers, that add colour, depth and texture.
Cut and layer your pieces and place ready for gluing.  Apply inked edges if you like the look. 
When it's all in place and you like the looks of it glue permently down to the
 background piece. I then added the SRM Sticker stitches and accent scallop.
Now add the twine tied with a knot around it all and apply to the base card.


Next up is the Hello there card.
For this card I went through the BG snippets pad and found some coordinating papers in the 
colour combo of orange and black. I pulled the BG Capture Printed Tape and some Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps gem stones.
For this card I grabbed a card base and envolope from a set that had some embossing
texture in it already. I them inked it with brown and black. 
Cutting just thin strip borders for the top and bottom and placing them down
let's you now estimate the size of the centre base for sentiment piece with added inked edges.
Next rip and ink the sentiment Hello there to fit the background piece
When the sizing is all correct start glueing into place. Finish the lower border with some
BG printed tape and add the gem stones to upper border... and another one done.

Up next is Shine bright with Hello Sunshine sentiment.
Pull all the great black print base paper, also the black and yellow star with shine bright accent and pull
the backside full sheets of yellow to which we will use to make
 your punched doily and the cute accordion folded butterfly.
Start by cutting your star accent to size. Trace the Linnie Blooms butterfly from the stencil. 
Accordion fold the butterfly and tie off with a piece of twine.
Take the left over piece of yellow print and punch out a doily or cut into shape to add a
layer to our card.  Place all the pieces to give you full view of card.
At this point I added the SRM sticker stitches across the top.. then glued down 
everything else. The butterfly needed a twine flight path and then I added the SRM sticker sentiment
with matted background for colour and depth.
Another card finished.. these are coming together just perfectly.. and what a great mix of cards with great colours, styles and different accents.

Next up is a card that the base already had a cut out banner.. so I went to the BG Snippets pad 
and found a fun print to background the banner and also picked a perfect tag to custom
cut around with the flowers on it. I inked it  and matted it with cardstock to help pop it.
Using the Faber Castell Gelatos I dotted the rest of the card base with the green and yellow.
I matted the banner from behind.. added the twine to banner with the extra loops on top.
The sentiment was added by using SRM stickers and to pop it even more
 it was mounted with foam pop dots.

With these fun cards all done now it was time to play with the canvas and hoop.
I went to my stash to compile some possibilities that would work together.
I gathered ribbon, some left over canvas flowers and leaves, found my embroider floss,
grabbed some stencils, some inks, mists and some stamps small enough to fit the hoop opening
space, a button and some twine.

I hadn't stitched in a very long time but though it would be fun to give it try again.
First I stamped and inked the big back canvas flower. 
I painted and inked the smaller front canvas flower.
I used gelatos on the leaves and added stickles to mark the veins of the leaves.
With my accent pieces ready I put the canvas into the hoop to get the finished size.
I actually inked around close to the hoop edge so I could take it out of the 
hoop and work on it now with it flattened out. I knew from the rough placement that
I was going to hang the flower slightly over the edge.. It would give me a touch
more work space on the canvas .. so I found a stencil to mask in lower corner and also
a stamp of a tree .... these would be a perfect setting for the flower.
I placed the masking and tree just inside the inked hoop mark knowing I wanted
 to do a chain stitch around the outer edge of the hoop.
Also found a very small but fun sentiment to stamp in the upper corner... still leaving 
lots of space for the canvas flower.
I put the canvas into the hoop making sure the chain stitch was around the edge near the hoop.
With it in place I estimated the space for flower and placement of stems
 and I added stitched stem in green.
Next I glued down the flower and leaves with some partially off the edge and leave not totally glued to ends.. just  the main inner sections. Last was to take some fun coordinating ribbons to tie to the top of the finished canvas and hoop... what a great decor piece.
Thanks for joining me with these amazing August Kit Club Projects... Hope to see you again soon.


Lori Comeau said...

Love your projects. I think they came out fantastic. Great color combos and textures.

Shanna Shands said...

So fabulous creations. I love the bling on the Hello There card.

Shanna BL