Monday, 5 October 2009

All things spring...

...that's the title of the challenge on at the moment over at Scrap Box

I had this fun snap shot of Cody's pup looking through the kitchen window at this freshly picked bunch of daffodils that I have been planning on scrapping for a little while now so....


.... here is the bright 'spring themed' LO I created for this challenge

Check out the textures
the raffia and crocheted flower
and ribbon flowers hand made especially for my page

Here's how I made these....

Take a length of ribbon about 6 inches long , fold your ribbon in half length wise and hand sew a row of stitches down the entire 6 inch length ( sewing both sides of your folded ribbon together).

Once you reach the end pull the thread (still attached to your needle) so that your ribbon length gathers in.
Next fold your gathered ribbon length in half width wise and stitch the two short ends together.
Repeat all of these steps again, this time using a different ribbon. I have used a narrower velvet ribbon, still 6 inches long.
Once you have your two flower pieces made sew the smaller flower on top of the larger flower and add beads, buttons, or what ever you like to decorate.

I have attached my flowers onto silk flowers on my LO just to add a little more 'pop'!

Add a layer of lace under, or between your two ribbon layers to add more depth and texture, or mix and match ribbon colours, there are so many possibilities! Grab a needle, thread, some ribbon and have a play!
Have Fun!!

5 comments:

Wilma said...

Wow! What a great lo! And the different textures you've used make it really pop! Thanks for sharing the lovely flowers!

Raewyn aka whinney said...

You have the best tutorials Sonya, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous family and your gorgeous layouts and all the wonderful tutorials. I look forward to every blog post. Wishing you well and hope you are keeping warm.

Jenny said...

Cute photo and theat's a lovely l/o

Axel....{Carol} said...

oh that dog is just so cute i wont to cuddle him. Love the colours really fells like spring.And i am going to have a go at the flowers i think they look so neat.

Angela said...

Love that cute little face peaking in the window, and the consequent layout is just gorgeous!

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