Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hello Sunshine / Twisted Sketches # 154

We've hit the middle of the week, which means it is time for a new sketch and "twist" over at Twisted Sketches!

This weeks "twist" is cloth and I have to say it was a challenge for me to figure out what I was going to do. It is good to get that push to think outside of the box though. After a lot of mulling over, the sketch, for some reason, inspired me to think sunshine so I decided to make a sun out of fabric.

I ironed some heat and bond onto the back of a 7" piece of fabric, then I cut a 6" circle out of it with my Cameo. I then ironed the circle onto my cardstock. I tore a bunch of strips from the same fabric and cut them at different lengths for the suns rays. I then zig zag stitched the rays onto the cardstock. A bit labor intensive, but I am happy with the result.

The title and the kite were also cut out with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio cut files. I tore the edges of the cloud paper strip for a distressed look. I also added a little ink and some magic mesh pieces to the cardstock base.






Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, blue, yellow, red, green, black; patterned paper - California by Best Creation; twine, fabric - my stash; ribbon, trim - Jack's World by Cosmo Cricket; Magic Mesh; ink - Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; Silhouette Studio cut files; sewing machine; Pop Dots.

13 comments:

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!!! love the LO, colors and all the awesome cuts!!
Awesome job!!!

Mom said...

Aww !! GREAT JOB ! Everything looks so good-the way you used the cloth and the colors and, last but not least, the photo are all "Wow" power.

Adrian said...

Wow, awesome job!

CraftyJAR said...

Love, love, love this layout! The stitching is fabulous, the die cut is just perfect and your sun just shines. However the best part of your layout is the cutie in the picture! What attitude! He's just gorgeous!.
Judy

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous! love it Esther!

Donna said...

Love how you made the rays of sun with torn fabric so it appears like our rays! Cute card, Esther!
Little guy on the card is certainly a ray of sunshine, too!

Blessings,
Donna

CathyK said...

Wonderful layout!

Kim H said...

Esther ~ okay this layout is just PERFECTION! I LOVE how you used fabric for the rays of sun! So CLEVER! The design is just AWESOME! Oh lets not leave out that CUTIE in the picture either! LOVE him!!! I just LOVE how you added all these elements and made it scream SUMMER!!!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

great layout esther! did you get my email about the hemp you ordered?

Norma said...

Hi Esther:) WOW! love the layout. You always put your layout so well put together and lots of details! I love it.
Hugs,
Norma

Cindy said...

OMG GORGEOUS layout Esther!I LOVE all the great details!!!:)

Sherrie K. said...

Adorable layout Esther! I love the stitching and the awesome cuts:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

GabyCreates.com said...

I love love this LO it is super cute and love his picture What a cutie!!! Super job with the rays--torn fabric!!