(You guys are so fun!)
This was inspired by...
my friend Dawn's fiercely fabulous use of colour
& Jody's gorgeously clean style
to try & make something more colourful & clean than usual...
Not sure if it ended up having both, but I sure had a blast.
It took a little creative Cuttling, & some covering,
but the Koi pond is now rain puddles.
1...new & nifty: Pure Innocence
2...how to make braided hair embellishment (hemp)
3...Cuttlebug (or pressure embossed) fabric backgrounds
4...finishing touches & assembly
5...cheap tricks: one way of altering (using up) your patterned papers
You can see more of the current Pure Innocence stamps here.
They seem to sell out quickly. Careful though,
they're addictively sweet! Don't say I didn't warn ya, hehehe ;o)
- MFT stamp Pure Innocence My Umbrella
- MFT Perfect Paper Panels
- Hemp twine (in a natural colour) or small cording...
- Strong double-sided tape
- Patterned paper piecing scraps & paper bits/ribbon (hair ties)
- Judikin's diamond glaze/strong glue that dries non-tacky
- The Cat's Pajamas' Glitzy Glitter
- Paper piercer & sharp scissors
- Copic markers --(From this set especially) (B00, yR20, E00, R20, Y06)
- Silver metal microbeads
I just had to add braids to her hair...
Step 1) Stamp, colour, paper piece, & cut out MFT My Umbrella girl. Give her a hair cut (to add braids to later.)
Step 2) Braid together three strands of hemp twine & add paper bits for hair ties (gluing wee paper strips on.) Braid one section long enough to cut in two braids.
Step 3) Trim the ends & fray them with a paper piercer.
Step 4) Add glue in the middle of the braid (on either side) to hold it together when you cut it in two braid pigtails.
Step 5) Cut it in two braided pigtails.
Step 6) Glue the braids to the back of the My Umbrella girl. I affixed them with double-sided tape, positioned them with pins (in my fun foam work mat) & then added copious amounts of Diamond glaze. Messy but those piggies are staying put! hehehe
Step 7) Colour the braids to match (however you've coloured the little gal's hair in the image.)
A) Add teensy weensy buttons: Pierce holes where the buttons are, add glue in the holes, & put silver metal microbeads in there. (I also lacquered her gum boots.) :-)
- fabric (I used a very old pillowcase, LOL)
- strong cardstock (watercolour paper if you want to add a lot of moisture)
- mod podge/glue that holds well & dries non-tacky
- Optional: prismacolour pencils, Copic markers & colourless blender
Step 1) Make a Cuttlebugged fabric piece:
A) Cut a square of fabric.
B) Cut a smaller cardstock square.
C) Glue together & Fray the edges.
D) Cuttlebug emboss it.
E) Colour the raised part with Prismacolour pencils (or something else).
F) Colour remainder with copics.
G) Add drops of colourless blender.
Step 2) Embellish the Cuttlebug fabric piece:
2A) Pierce the Cuttlebugged fabric piece (to make it easier to pierce, mark the four corners (piercing from the front) then flip & finish piercing from the back.
2B) Stitch the Cuttlebugged fabric piece with embroidery thread
Make a stitched cloud sentiment: Print the ledger cloud Stamp the MFT My Umbrella sentiment--Feel Better-- Pierce & stitch it.
Finish the sentiment: cut around the stitching Adhere it to grey Cosmo Cricket Everafter paper & cut that out. Edge with a dark gray copic marker.
Stitch scraps of paper to a mat & make a folded card.
This card is made from a piece of cream cardstock--cut to measure 6-1-4 x 6-3/4 and scored down the middle. (Folded it makes a 6-1-4 by 3-3/8 card to fit a really common envelope size from the office supply store.)
Adhere the Cuttlebugged fabric piece to the card
Adding beads of rain:
Add seed beads for rain.
A) Place the Umbrella gal temporarily in place
B) Pierce around her (two holes for wherever you'd like a raindrop bead)
C) Stitch on beads
Repeat beading on her Umbrella (piercing two holes for every bead again)
...and stitch beads on the umbrella.
make it do, or do without!
e.t.a oops had that favourite saying of my Mom's wrong.
I think I used up my brain cells & wore out my memory. I'll have to do without LOL
and that's it...
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for those who prefer them)
Thank you so much for visiting, and I just wanna
say an extra-specially-grateful thank you for all your
kind enthusiastic comments lately. You make crafting pure joy!