Saturday, 21 August 2010

Basic Grey DT - Fabric

This at  Basic Grey week we would love to see some Fabric used on your creations, this can be anything from Fabric brads, to some wonderful Fabric flowers like some of our fab DT have used, the possibilities are endless and the choice is completely up to you, we so cant wait to see what you can come up with.

I used Basic Grey papers from the Sugared (patterned) and Indian Summer (plain). The image is Belles and Whistles 'Clowning Around' I paper pieced her outfit and coloured the rest with distress inks. I cut her out and mounted with foam on a mat cut with an MS round the page punch. I used fabric for my flowers, the rest of the DT's didn't believe me when I said I used my curtains as fabric - TRUE!! No, I haven't got holes in my curtains this is what is left from turning them up and hemming them. I had a basketful of fabulous pieces of fabric in the UK - silks, suede effects muslins etc. but left it behind and I haven't found a shop here that sells fabrics - YET!! I cut a strip gathered it, used a ready made flower as the center and them frayed the edges. The leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment a Tim Holtz adage ticket.

Now I have to clean out my kitchen - I have someone coming to fit my kitchen work surfaces. They are all sat there in place but couldn't be finally fitted until the tiling was done. Oh what fun - I expect most of it will have to put into my craftroom so that will put a stop to crafting today.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a great weekendPhotobucket


Paula said...

Hello Heather!
Thanks for your comment. Yes, my flowers are Sansevieria. There are Sansevieria trifasciata "Hahnii". On the 1st photo you can see the mother´s. On the 2nd the mother´s and one baby and on the 3rd only the baby´s. Love it so much.

Your new card is fantastical. Love the image! Have a lot of fun with your kitchen an a wonderful sunny weekend.

Hugs and kisses Paula

Pia said...

woow what a beautiful card, lovely details, love the fabric flower.Have a nice day.
hugs Pia

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Just love the papers and image you used and your lovely, homemade flowers. Good job we keep all our scraps, they always come in handy !


Jo xxx

Sandra1968 said...

A great card and a cute image. I like the paper piercing.
Have a nice weekend.

Danielle said...

What a fabulous card Heather! Love the velvet and those fabric flowers - just gorgeous! The colours are so pretty too! Enjoy your weekend and hope your kitchen gets sorted quickly!
Hugs, Danielle

Tasha said...

Heather this is fantastic. Love her paper pieced outfit and fabulous rich colours
love tasha xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Heather,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

slinkycat said...

gorgeous card Heather, love your use of the fabric and the colours and gorgeous!

Leanne x

stephanne said...

This is fabulous Heather!!! The outfit is wonderful and your choice of colours looks amazing!!! The flowers are beautiful too and lovin' the carnival ambiance with the giggle ticket!!
hugs, stephanne

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, fabby image, luv the papers & design, i still can't get to grips with that round the corner punch! pmsl. sue,x

Paula said...

Those flowers & leaves are a joy - love the angled placement of everything too. The TH ticket is so appropriate too - isn't it delightful to have a girl clown too? An I love the paper piecing.
Hope the chaos isn't too bad.
Paula (PEP)

Cheryl said...

oh this is just fab hun love the colurs they are just amazing,hugs cheyrl xxxx

Martine said...

oh thank goodness that you don't have holes in your curtains darlin, what a conversation starter that would have been for any visitors though lol, i love this card darlin, the image is just adorable and i love the paper piecing you have done :) :)

take care darlin


Bec said...

WOW.. this is amazing.. I love the colour combo..Bec xx

Chris said...

Well I'm very pleased that you didn't have to use the curtains at the window which is what I envisaged LOL! Your card is superb Heather, I love the image, so sweet and your fabulous colouring and design too. I think we all seemed to go for similar colours this time, must be something in the air! Hugs, Chris xxx

Moni said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning. love the image. Hugs,moni

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