Dear Subscribers, SO sorry for the extra double email post this morning. I'm sleep deprived LOL.
First off, you guys give me too much credit! You may be very happy to know that these are not french knots. They're plain old knots with embroidery thread and you'd be surprised how quick & easy they are (all the details are at the bottom of this pictorial) :o)
2...cheap tricks (fake french knots for snow)
heat-embossed paper piecing with Mo's Digital Images:
(If you'd like to see a larger picture please click the photos)
THE IMAGE ("Skating" from Mo's Digital Pencil) is embossed from my printer on Incandescent cardstock from Paper Temptress [using clear embossing powder & a heat gun (just print, sprinkle e.p. quickly when it comes out of the printer & heat set.]
BELLA's COAT: BasicGrey patterned paper Urban Prairie Paper: Petticoat--shaded with Prismacolour pencil crayons. The bottom of her coat (on the main image) is stitched with a row of turquoise embroidery thread.
COLOURING... is all done with Copic markers since the Incandescent paper needs the permanence of them. It gives it a really unique sparkle.
The first layer... is all one piece with the main embossed image, & just the bits you see coloured here.
The only real tricks to the cutting (assuming you want to piece Bella's scarf & the hand-warmer) are to cut away the hand warmer, and cut a line under Bella's hair, so it can go over the scarf:
I also later cut away the insides of the skate bottoms with an exacto blade (silly afterthoughts!)
Bella's coat goes on next...
It's printed on BasicGrey Petticoat patterned paper (stuck to a piece of copy paper, it goes through the printer like a dream!) It's shaded with Prismacolour pencils, coloured with Souffle pens & stitched.
Bronte the doggy. Holding on for dear life (methinks he is afraid of the dark!) He's just all one layer (embossed) and coloured with Copic markers.
The fourth & final layer is simply the two scarves. I cut bits of embroidery thread & glued them to the back to make scarf fringe in green & turquoise to match the Copic colours. (Oh, and his blue skate too!--the skate blades are coloured with silver gel pen.)
(+how to make fake french knots)
SKY: Frosty Downhill Glittered Paper BC-P-084 by Best creations inc.
SNOWY HILLS: (bottom): GCD Studios Paris Nights collection
It's stitched with white & cream thread along the hilly parts.
and more thread for the snowflake knots:
how to make fake french knots
(warning, may be habit forming)
B) Thread your needle through to the front & secure on the back of your image
C) Tie a plain old knot on the front of your card
D) Go back down the hole you came up
E) Travel to the next hole on the back of your project
F) Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat... heehee
in case you're curious how to do it:
If you missed the hop this morning, then you're in for a treat. The other members of Mo's Dream Team will are sure to blow away with their AWEsome colouring & crafting talents!
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