17/07/2010

Artistic Prompt - Cathy Zielske page template and a Ripple update

I'm not one for slushy stuff on layouts,and I've never used vellum on a layout either.One of the latest layouts pages over at Camp Scrap was a page template from Cathy Zielske.One of the techniques that was used was to make a rose from sticky backed canvas. Last night I settled myself in the craft room with Big Brother on the tv in the background and set to. It's funny how some pages just evolve, the photos I had were all ones that I like and it just seemed to come together.I didn't like the swirly rose at the beginning but after I'd inked it and flicked a bit of Perfect Pearls over it I quite liked it.
The rose was made using a link from here - on  Tim Holtz's blog using Claudine Helmuth's sticky backed canvas.
I was pleased with how this turned out in the end as I got to do some 'messy' stuff too and I don't normally think to do that sort of thing on layouts.The other flower was using a Paperartsy stamp and the technique we learned at the Artsycrasfts weekend recently....
and now on to the crochet project of the Ripple....the original had to be undone as I went wrong and one of the sides were all lop sided (if that makes sense) somewhere along the line I had missed a stitch and it messed all the flow of the sides up.After thinking I couldl maybe 'cover ' it at the end by edging it or sewing tape round the sides, I decided I couldn't bear it and undid it all .
Pleased to say I have now got the next one going ok and am re- using all the wool so all is not lost!
This is how far I've got, ends and all !

8 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love the LO....and the rose is gorgeous.

humel said...

The layout is FAB! :-)

And sorry to hear about the crochet, but the new version is looking good xx

Karen said...

I was so excited to see that you had posted again about your crochet ripple project. I know exactly how frustrating it is to have to start over, but now look what you have, it is absolutely gorgeous and a true labor of love.

debs14 said...

I had a feeling that the crochet would end up being unpicked! You're too much of a perfectionist to not do it properly.
Sticky backed fabric? I've not tried playing with that (yet) but after seeing that lovely layout, I may just have to give it a whirl!

S said...

Flowers are just lovely - the layout is wonderful.

elliemook said...

Love that blanket, the colours are so pretty x

Rachel said...

Gorgeous layout, love those flowers. Great to see your crochet ripple again.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm loving both the flowers on that LO...plus the LO in it's entirity!!

I am so with you on having to undo needlework with a fault!! I've done 3/4 of a back in arran before now & have undone it back to the ribbing becuase of a stitch error near the start!! Well done you for having it back up to that stage again..fault free!!! I do wish I could crochet!!!