The May kits for Label Tulip went up for sale last night. I am totally blown away by everyone's creations! Emily Falconbridge is the guest designer this month - so stop over and check out the designer gallery! I had to buy all the add-ons this time...yum. Here are the pages and cards that I made with all of the kits.
Lucky layout: This one is a page about my girls and their cousin, Rachel who they just adore! I'm so glad they all have a close relationship, because we don't have a lot of family here. Rachel is such a doll and is SO good with them. They love her to pieces.
As far as techniques go, I stitched over the trees in the paper to give them some added detail. The 3 little orange dots were punched out of the orange border and stitched onto part of the Prima packaging. When I added the tree under the photo, some of it was hanging off the page, so I cut it off and placed it above the large photo. I didn't want to waste any of the cute felt trees!
To create the scrunched up ribbon, I ran a red thread up and down the length of the ribbon, then pull on the end of the thread. I cut one of the chipboard frames up to use as a photo corner. The leaves are zig zag stitched after I added them to the page, it makes them stay right where you want them!"I don't know what I'd do without US!".
I cut up the ric rac border in half the long way, so I would have more strips and then I used them to write my journaling above. (also added a bit of stitching above each one) The journaling says, "Always so happy and agreeable, that's what I love so much about you. Life is never hard with you." Kati is seriously the best 3 year old I could have asked for. She's such a good girl!
I decided to make a card and instead of doing the masking technique, I just sprinkled white paint on and added a painted sun. The 2 journaling cards take the place of her 2 photos. Lastly, I stitched a word on the bottom with yellow thread.
Want to see how I made it? Here is my very first tutorial! OK now....no laughing! Sorry about the quality of the video also. I really thought it would be better. I am still going to try and figure out how to make the videos better.
____________________The last layout I wanted to show you is the Quilting Queen page. One of our assignments was to do a page about something that not everyone knows about you. I tried to do a little bit of "quilting" on my page where I pieced the borders on and pieced together the blue papers also. Please watch the video below to see how I did that!
Journaling says, "OK I lied...I'm not a queen of quilting, but I have been quilting for about 8 years now and just love making blankets for everyone!"
Here is the video on how I made the edges of this page:
Thank you so much for visiting today!