Monday, November 24, 2008

Project Parade - Day 4

We hope you're enjoying the project parade so far...don't the divas rock? This month, we've asked our Guest Divas to participate as well. Here's a post from Guest Maria Gurnsey:

While I was trying to decide what to make for this Project Parade, I came across a stash of burlap I bought and never used (who does that). Since I’m addicted to Kraft paper, burlap seemed like a great fabric substitute. This burlap sack was super easy to make. I started with a 5x10 piece of fabric, folded it in half, sewed the sides with my sewing machine and turned it inside out. You could easily stitch it by hand too.
I couldn’t resist getting the snowman from Snow Wonderful inky again, he’s just too cute!! I was going to stamp right on the burlap but the material distorted the image too much. Hum….now what? How about a pair of old jeans!! I stamped right on the denim with Black Stazon Ink and colored the image with my Copics. I’m not sure if you’re suppose to use copics on fabric but it seemed to work. (FYI..the blues seemed to bleed more than the other colors).

I cut out the snowman with my Scalloped Rectangle Nesties and my Cuttlebug. I had to run it through a few times and then still have to use my scissors to finish the cuts. Even with fabric, I couldn’t resist inking the edges. I used a sponge and my Chocolate Chip ink to “muddy” the edges of the denim. I attached the denim panel with brads only! I was going to use fabric glue but was afraid it would make the ink run. The brads attached super easy, I just poked a hole with my paper piercer.

To finish off the bag, I threaded some black floss through the top to be able to cinch it shut a little. Since that was a little plain I couldn’t resist adding my other addiction, gingham ribbon. I tied the ribbon in a bow and then used the floss to hang the tag stamped with the Season’s Greetings sentiment from the Snowflake Splendor set. I also tied a button on for a finishing touch!!

A few candy canes and this bag is ready to be given as a gift!

Wanna play along? All you have to do is create Anything but a Card and link up your creation to -> this post <- by noon on Friday, December 5th. You don’t have to use Verve Stamps, but if you have ‘em, why not give ‘em some love? If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword VVPP08 so we don’t miss your eye candy! A random participant will be drawn on December 6th to receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck and have fun!