Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Takin out the Stash
Today I decided that I would create my very own Tuesday challenge and title it "TAKIN OUT THE STASH"!!! Catchy isn't it? Laura Frederickson used to have a stash challenge so I will run this by her so as to not step on any toes. I'll keep you posted and maybe you can play with me next week.
Ironically, I also stumbled onto the Crafty Secrets forum over on Splitcoast Stampers where my friend Carla was hosting their weekly challenge. She titled this week's challenge "Leftovers". The object is to us your "Table Scraps". You know the strips of DP, CS, the one eyelet or brad, pieces of ribbon or even parts of images that you have cut out when making projects. BINGO this was the Perfect place for me to play today. That "Secret" group of Crafty Ladies welcomed me right in and made me feel right at home with their generous comments.
I created this fun little Apron using a free template from Anna Wight. Every single item I used was a scrap that I had lying around on my table. The buttons and thread were the extras that Victoria's Secrets sends attached to pajamas. The ribbons came off of a garment tag. The little sentiment that I have tucked away in my apron pocket is by Crafty Secrets and had been cut from a booklet which was now floating around trying to get lost. I am super excited at how well I was able to create the appearance of a billowing or flowing 3 dimensional hem....... After I cut the Apron and pocket out, I inked and sponged the edges, then applied faux stitching with a red marker. Using the original pocket as a guide, I drew a larger, red pocket so that my tag would be able to fit into it. The edges were also inked but I sanded and distressed a little then applied glue and adhered it to my Apron. I placed the tip of my needle nose tongs into the pocket while it was drying to give it dimension. By doing this, the tag slides in and out quit easily......
I would love to know what you think of my little Apron. By clicking on Anna's name above you can download her template and remember to leave her some love.
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