Sunday, April 5, 2009

Using felt

So I was in desperate need of a Scrap Shop, I mean I have been a very good girl this year so why not spoil myself right...... well I hoped in the car and went for a road trip up to Scraploot and shopped to my hearts content ( now to make amens with my bank account hehe)

Well Sue has loads of GORGEOUS new yummies in the shop and I couldn't resist getting my ink covered fingers on these. So today I am going to share with you a layout I started while up at Scraploot using a fabulous Heidi Swapp Mega Mask and other little bits and pieces.

So here is my layout

First I used the Mega Mask and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink with a Blending Tool to create my frame. These masks are FABULOUS, but a word of warning be careful pulling them off their backing cause they may tear, and to loosen the sticky so it is easy to get on and off your project attach them to your pants or the carpet a couple of times to get a little lint on them.

I then attached my patterned papers and photo using a template to draw my circle around the photo.

Now for the felt, I used my Cuttlebug and Nestibilities plain circle and ran it through the Cuttlebug

I have used 3 different sized circles.

I then used my scissors to cut thin triangles from the circles

like the photo above and just repeat it around the circle.

Then attached these to my layout, I find that Pritt Power Gel is FANTASTIC for sticking almost anything, felt included.

On this felt 'flower' I punched out a circle from the patterned paper some gorgeous new
Prima and attached it to the centre of the felt

these following 2 I used Kaiser Brads in the centres

And that's it.

I wanted to share another tip with you too today. I love my
Glimmermist and was pretty bummed when one of my sprays just would not work no matter what I did. So still wanting to use it I found another way. Using an old dropper I fill it up with Glimmermist and 'drop' it onto my project. The higher the drop the bigger the splatter, and closer to the page the smaller it will be.

If you use this tip I would love to see it, leave a link here.

So till next time thanks for popping by



Crystal Bowman said...

Love love love this LO!! You've used about 10 different techniques I have never even though of using before and I want to try them all.....maybe one at a time though!

Kim said...

wow this is fabbo, i love your distress inking was umming and arring over them but now i am convinced