recently made a layout for The Scrapbook Magazine. We were asked to make a layout using something which we normally avoid. For me, this was fabric. I have quite a bit of fabric hanging around my house but I have never used any on a layout-well apart from ribbon!
So I decided not just to use fabric, but instead to try to make the entire layout from fabric.
I started with a 12x12 piece of canvas as my base. I distressed the edges of the canvas, then sewed some patchwork squares to the canvas. Then I sewed a square of lace over the top, and inked the edges of the canvas.
I printed my photo onto organza fabric and stitched it onto a canvas matt. This was sewn to the base, leaving an opening at the top to slip a journalling tag under. Then I began embellishing the layout. I used various trims-lace, leaves and sticky back felt flowers.
I painted some leaves and prima flowers to knock back the colour a bit.
I think my favourite bit is the tulle overlay, which I melted holes in with my heat gun.
The butterflies and some flowers have been cut from old net curtains, and the round flowers were made from the same net curtains. The pearl and gem flower centres are from Kaisercrafts, as are the flourishes.
The title is not fabric-The chipboard letters have been painted, stamed and glazed with Glossy Accents.
I added some gold stickles around the edge for a bit of a lift.
Here are some details-you can click on the images for a closer view.
I am pretty happy with this layout. It has a lovely dreamy quality, and is so very tactile too!