Friday, May 7, 2010

a technique to try and cool news

If you regularly read my blog, you know I am a big fan of Scrap Freak. Each month the Design Team goes above and beyond to challenge you. For May, Bree has put together a wonderful challenge series, Be Inspired, to get you looking beyond the usual scrapping techniques, and to encourage you to pull from other crafty areas to embellish your pages.

Since Bree LOVES samples, she asked me if I would make the sample for the reverse applique challenge. She must have recognized my obsession with floss! :)

This is the page that I made for that reveal. The Be Inspired challenges are running all May, so you have plenty of time to see what else Bree has in store for you, and all of the other out-of-the-box challenges she came up with. That girl is one smart cookie!

Here are my tips for making a reverse applique like this:
• When choosing which part of the paper to cut first (where the underneath pattern will show through), choose a shape that has depth. I think it looked better with the floral pieces because of their movement and shape.
• Use a thick needle and pierce the paper in advance, especially when going through two pieces of heavy card stock.
• And adhere the pattern underneath the top paper before you try to stitch. Don't use the stitching to hold the pieces together, just for decoration.
• Select patterns that are bold and contrasting so that the effect is evident.

Hope to see a few of you over there trying the new techniques. It really has been a great first week of reveals. Such fun ideas!


And some fun news!

I was asked to join these other wonderful women in my new friend Nana's kit club endeavor. To be honest, I am in awe to be working with these women. And a huge thanks to Sarah for making the connection for me. Beginning in June, you can find inspiration at My Paper Tree House!

Stop by and join the Facebook page! Nana is giving hints about the first kit and is even giving prizes! Not even the DT knows what's in the first kit! On the Facebook page leave a comment with your guess.


Diana Waite said...

love this technique--too cool! And congrats on the new DT looks like you will be working with some fun ladies!

sarah said...

wahoooo!!! :) excited about MPTH. it's gonna be great! congrats again, diana!


Anonymous said...

Great technique - adding that to my to do list. And headed over to check out that facebook page now - thanks!

Tracy said...

I haven't seen the reverse applique techneque before, thanks for sharing.

Megan B said...

Very cool technique...I can't wait to try it!

Jingle said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is exciting! That technique is absolutely fabulous! I love your layout!

LG said...

Love the details on this one! Happy Mothers Day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that lo...and that yummy stitching!!! And yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy CONGRATS on the DT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

heidi said...

love your scrap freak l/o! that's definitely one of the ones i'm going to do. congrats on the dt, too!!! i kept seeing nana compana on your FB and was wondering who that was!!!!

A Sarasota said...

love your reverse applique! very cool!

Audrey Yeager said...

I loved seeing your LO at scrapfreak!! I def. want to try this technique! And SUPER congrats on the new team! Off to check it out!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Congrats on the new DT!! I love your page for Be Inspired. That's a fun little class she has going on over there :)

Nishant said...

Its a Great technique
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