this week we share layouts our design team have created using fabric in both novel and normal ways.
Caz didn’t really know her Grandad as he lived in England and she only really met him twice, but what she does remember are his beautiful flower gardens, his love of the kids tv show “Postman Pat” and the sweet smell of his pipe.
She has used the Junkitz Fall Swatchz as the rough textures and check pattern match the tweed on her grandads jacket. Carolees Creations Twill Letters, Metal Buttons and rough machine sewing finish off this manly looking layout.
Wanting to keep a very boyish feel to this page, Mel selected a range of denim and red fabric products to work with (Junkitz boy swatchz, Lil Davis Chenille Varsity letters and Junkitz love line canvas tabz). Star shapes were cut out of the fabric and then handstitched into place. The large Lil Davis letters add interest to the title.
Rach loves using fabrics and velvet on her page, so she relished this challenge. She has layered the velvet onto two sheets of cardstock, and then used it as the focal point of her layout.
Another technique is to use velvet paper with a Quickutz or other diecutting tool, it cuts like paper, with no fray, Rach created diamond shames, which draw you to her title which she also made using the quickutz. Finally to finish the layout off, she hand cut one of the lady bugs from the SEI Doodley-Doo Boy Velvet paper, and one of the little branches.
Nic knew this photo would be perfect for a hanging for Abby's wall as soon as she saw it. When deciding on materials to use, the full texture of the Michael Miller Memories fabric papers made them her first choice.
The fabric papers are full of colour, they coordinate beautifully and they are versatile and easy to work with, as shown in the way Nic used her circle cutter to create the circles within this layout. The tweed paper has an especially interesting texture, perfect for a layout to hang above a little girl's bed.
Steph created this way-too-cool canvas for a class she taught earlier this year. She uses a heap of Michael Miller fabrics in different ways, both radiating out from the uber cool of photo of her daughter in the very centre of the layout, and she has also cut out swirls and cats from the fabric seperately to integrate into her design.
A smattering of cherryArte chipboard finishes the canvas fabulously.
Donna considered this month's fabric challenge a 'real' challenge. She had never used the Michael Miller Memories fabric papers and before now had never comtemplated ways that they may be incorporated into a layout. Donna was definately surprised by the strength and versatility of these fabric papers and in a fit of hole-punching madness created an interesting feature by running a length of Basic Grey velvet ribbon down the length of the fabric piece.
In keeping with the haberdashery theme, she simply couldn't resist completing the design with a bunch of Heidi Grace Designs heart pins.