Sunday, August 17, 2008
Papertrey Ink August GSS
Last week I submitted these two projects for Papertrey Ink's August Guest Star Stamper contest. I made this card using the Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set. The "Ahoy little sailor" sentiment reminded me of a little suit that my son had as a baby which gave me the idea to make this cute little outfit. I hand cut my own pattern using K & Company denim paper and Nicole Crafts card stock. I used Marvy LePlume markers and Prismacolor pencils to color in the little boats and to make the faux stitching.
This next project is a wood frame I bought at my local craft store. This was unfinished wood and I painted it with white acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is great because it dries quite quickly. I put 3 coats of paint on it within an hours time. I created a quilt using two of the quilt blocks from the Quilter's Sampler stamp set. I stamped each block separately on Papertrey Ink's stamper's select white card stock. I colored the blocks with Marvy LePlume markers in two different shades of purple. These blocks have stitching on all sides but I cut the stitching off on some of the edges, lined them up to ensure the spacing and layout and then adhered them all on a piece of card stock. I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of Nicole crafts pastel card stock including a watermark image of one of the quilt blocks in the corner of the sentiment (it just looked too empty so I had to add something). I finished off the frame by covering the backdrop with some purple marbled fabric and then adhering the quilt and the sentiment. IRL it looks great on display.