June 4, 2012

Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol

Hello!!

I'm so exited to be in Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol, Top 20! All the ladies are super talented and i am honored to be included!  Today kicks off the voting for Round 2, only the top 15 are chosen, so make sure you vote for your favorite (me, right!?! hehe) :D  Click here to vote!


The theme this round is You Color My World. First here is my card, then i'll get into the details!


For my card i really wanted to try making fabric flowers. I've seen them everywhere, even watch A How To months ago, but never got around to actually making one. So... since color was the theme and i don;t have much fabric let alone all the colors of the rainbow, i decided to dye some fabric.

I started with a fine small count white linen and cut lots of strips, about an inch or so wide. For my dye's i used the ink refillers from Papertrey Ink. For my 1st attempt i used too much water and my strips came up to light for my liking. So i started again and this time only used about a tablespoon of water (i just eyeballed it).



I used small disposable plastic cups and a wooden dowel to stir and move around the fabric strips. For the darker colors (purple and blue) i ended up adding a little bit of water after they the strips where in

Next i laid them out to dry on some parchment paper. Luckily i had some plastic bin lids that made great drying racks!


Now i'm all about experimenting before i start on the good stuff, so i cut a couple extra strips and tried my hand at making the flower, because if it didn;t work out, i was going to have to come up with another plan for my colored strips!! 


But it all worked out wonderfully (or at least i think so! lol). I die cut some small circles and used glossy accents to adhere the fabric to each circle. I started in the middle, putting down glue, twisting and laying, more glue... you get the idea!! :D



Once all the flower's were made i cut some leaves and arrange the flowers and leaves to my liking. Before i glued them down i added a sentiment in the bottom right in brown ink. Last i added rhinestone to each flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will take a look all the Gallery Idols cards and vote for your favorite!!

Thanks!!

Dana

Supplies:
Fabric: White Linen: Joann's
Ink refillers: Papertrey Ink: Lemon Tart, Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Spring Moss.
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock (cardbase): Papertrey Ink: Rustic White
Leaves: Green paper scraps
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Punch: Fiskars, Circle
Rhinestones: Unknown

13 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!!! Love the saturated colors!

    Hope you're enjoying this as much as I am:)

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  2. Dying with reinkers is so tricky - worth the result, but definitely a learning experience every time for me :) I never remember to wear gloves, either, so I sport the tie-dye hand look after! Love how these turned out :)

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  3. Such brilliant color on these! Very pretty!

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  4. These flowers are so perfect and the colors are so bright and vivid! Beautiful!

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  5. I love that you hand-dyed your fabric...beautiful!

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  6. These flowers have come out looking so professional Dana! Love when an idea pans out like that!!

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  7. *sigh*
    this is gorgeous! the layout is perfect and the colors are so rich. love it! good luck!

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  8. I love your bright colorful flowers! Love that you hand died them, great idea!

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  9. Wow....Your blooms are gorgeous! All the work you did to dye them was well worth it! So glad to be in the Top 20 with you!

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  10. Gorgeous blooms, Dana! I really LOVE the sentiment too--it's so perfect! I can't believe these were your first hand-died flowers--you rocked it!

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