This weeks Pencil Lines sketch is now live.
I wanted to do something different with this weeks sketch and so I rummaged through a pile of bits in my scraproom and found a forgotten about box canvas....ummmm....what could I do with that???
Sitting in the corner of my scraproom was a pile of leftover fabric scraps from when I made an apron last week - I guess you could say I had a light bulb moment!
I covered the canvas with some adorable fabric which I purchased from Paper & Pictures back in the spring - I love that fabric pattern so much and plan to buy some more when I return to the store in October for the Fairytale Castle Event.....
....which is one event I am really looking forward to attending, not only because its been held in a beautiful Dutch Castle, but because I love hanging out with the Dutch scrappers - they are all so talented and great fun to be around.....plus they have Stroop Waffles - yummmmmy!!!!
Opps! I digressed a little there - sorry - back to my canvas....
I used a couple of scraps of gingham and stitched around the outside edges and stuck those to the covered canvas using fabric adhesive, before hand stitching a pleated trim to go across the canvas....
Using a running stitch I gathered the pleats together, before securing the ends of the fabric strip to the reverse of the canvas with my trusted staple gun.
I added one of the new Sassafras Indie Girl banners so that it was just peeping out from behind the pleated fabric - how cute are those banners - I *heart* them.
Staying with the canvas/fabric theme, I decided to print the photograph on to a sheet of canvas - I really love the texture of canvas printed photos....they are so tactile and make me wanna stroke them!!
I created a frame around the photograph by adding a row of machine stitching and slightly frayed the edges of the canvas to add texture.
The photograph is of my sweet niece, K, whom I don't get to see so much these days and I miss her :( - thanks to Facebook we get to stay in touch....miss you K .x.
The canvas photo was secured in place using fabric adhesive and I added a couple of Sassafras Indie Girl Sweet Treat Stickers to embellish - I stuck the stickers to cardstock before attaching to the canvas, just to make them a little more sturdy and a lot less sticky! I'm always scared I'll stick stickers down in the wrong place and end up changing my mind....and in the process of removing them, in order to relocate them, I end up destroying my projects!!!
To create the painted circle which lies beneath the letter K, I simply dipped a glass in to some pretty pink paint and stamped directly on to the fabric.
A few alpha stickers, buttons and crystal gems added the required finishing touches to complete my take on this weeks Pencil Lines Sketch.
Check back tomorrow as I have a little give away up for grabs :D
Thanks for dropping by.