Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I started the collage on a kraft card front by layering a piece of sponged text and adding colorful little scraps all the way around. I sponged the collur printed greeting and glued it in place. I laid the torn fiber (dryer sheet) over the collage and stitched all the way around in dark brown thread staying just on the edge of the collage. To finish it off I added a length of knotted ribbon across the lower portion of the card front and adhered the leather leaf using 3D foam tape. I added a bit of definition to leaf die cut using watercolour. I am really happy with the way it turned out!!
The leather leaf is a gift from my daughter when she visited for Thanksgiving. She is working on a variety of products for her Etsy shop, ThatMomShop. She has copper leaves - real copper!! Check it out!!!
these, these and these but I am liking them!! Mom gave me several larger pieces which I will incorporate as time goes on. My ziploc baggie is getting quite full!!! Maybe I will make myself a cool cover for my Brene Brown art journal with them!! It would work perfectly into the theme - The gifts of Imperfection!! I will have to work out the placement but I bet I can leave a window so I can see my handlettered title through the cover!! Teesha Moore has made all sorts of funky covers for her journals and is the inspiration for these little quilts. I may even have to make a few more in a specific size to make it work or even in certain colours. Will have to work that into the next batch of these little quilts. That is the fun of being the creator!! You just get to make what you need!!