Wednesday, June 09, 2010

KN - bookmarks

Another HeartFelt item!! These bookmarks feature a felted heart accented with a button and a long piece of fiber that ties tightly to your book very nicely keeping your place!! I tied the button to the felted shape with the same fiber to keep it all coordinating!! Another item to tempt the customers up at the Knitting Nimrod!!


KN - masculine cards

Made these cards up for Cyndi's space at Knitting Nimrod. They are appropriate for Father's Day as well as birthdays for those special men in our lives.
These are the first in my line of HeartFelt greetings. I felted some old sweaters and will die cut shapes out of them to be the accent elements on this line of cards. Cards that feature felted wool for sale in a yarn shop! What a great idea!!
These cards have felted stars (Sizzix) layered over handmade paper strips with acetate greetings attached with brads or sewing!! They have great texture and wonderul colours!!
If you are in the area consider checking out the store - great vintage buttons, yarn of every description and patterns for most anything!!


Father's Day card

My Father's Day card for my DH. He loves music so I usually try to include that theme in his cards when I can!! I added a maroon watercolour wash to the music sheet which I clear embossed with a harlequin design. Did the embossing a while back and it was sitting on my craft desk waiting!! I stamped the words and composer images on white and then added watercolour to help them blend in. Also, added a wash to the colour printed greeting which was also sitting on my desk - left over from my last class!!
Layered some cool looking black handmade paper over my maroon card and added the altered music sheet trimmed to fit on the card front. Layered the pieces with black and arranged them neatly over it all!!
Very happy with how it all turned out!!