June 30, 2009

Fun with Fabric

Hi everyone, wow July is here already! Happy Birthday to my mom!!! And it's time again for another Papertrey Senior Design Team challenge. This month, Nichole has challenged us to stamp on fabric. Have you seen all the fabric embellishments in the industry lately? There's tons of it out there, and I just love the home spun feel it gives to projects.

It can all get a little pricey too....so you know me, I'm all about making my own embellishments. I thought this would be a great time to work on these 8" x 8" scrapbook albums for the girls again. I recently salvaged a bunch of the girls' old jeans from my garage sale and moved them into my sewing supplies. Denim makes for some great embellishments so I'd love to show you my ideas.

First, I cut shapes from the denim using Cuttlebug dies. I also made some long strips using my pinking shears.
I then used Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints(from Ellen's store) to stamp polka dots from Polka Dot Basics and images from Shapes by Design onto the denim. Simply use sponge brushes to slop up a little paint and then use it like an ink pad.
I let the paint dry and then embellished all my denim die cuts with Vintage Buttons, ribbons, and Rustic Twine.
Here's some of my stamped fabric embellishments in action on some 8" x 8" scrapbook pages.
...a stamped denim heart sporting green paint and a Lemon Tart Vintage Button tied with Rustic Twine.
And strips of the stamped denim along the bottom of this page layout.
I lined up a strip of denim along with a strip of New Leaf ribbon to create the perfect place for some journaling.
More of the same here as I used another stamped strip of denim along with a denim flower that is embellished with a Vintage Button, Rustic Twine and some yellow flower ribbon.
I love the horizontal layers below, using patterned papers and a stamped denim strip. Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Twine finish off the look.
Below I used the negative portion of the denim to create a fun flower embellishment.
The open space creates the perfect little cranny for Vintage Button tied with Rustic Twine.
Here's some denim tag shapes that have been stamped with the intertwining circles image from Shapes by Design. I added tied Vintage Buttons, sticky alphabet letters and ribbon through the tag holes. These go on the outside of the page protector...they look much prettier that way.
I love this home spun look here, wouldn't this look fabulous on a gift bag or canning jar?
I even used my leftover embellishments to decorate the scrapbook album covers.
There were perfect little spaces for the denim accents...like this flower one below for Jordan's album.
And this little heart accented with buttons for Josey's album.
This was such a super fun challenge! I hope you try stamping on fabric sometime...it's fun to do something out of the ordinary once in a while. Try felt, canvas, tags for your quilting projects, gift tags, stamping on clothing, housewares like pillow cases, etc. The ideas are endless!

Be sure to check out the other PTI Senior Team Designers' blogs and Guest Designer Wendy Sue Anderson's blog for even more fun ideas with stamping on fabric:

Becky Oehlers http://hemidemisemiquaverdesignblog.com/
Heather Nichols http://www.pinefeather.typepad.com/
Lauren Meader http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Lisa Johnson http://www.poppypaperie.typepad.com/

Wendy Sue Anderson http://wendysueanderson.blogspot.com/


Geny said...

Really really like these embellishments Mish! Might have to save some of my boys jeans and do a similar thing in their scrapbooks!

Unknown said...

Super duper cute! Love the embellishments and seeing them on your actual pages!

CathyB said...

This is so cute! You are so creative!!

Elaine said...

You are a creative genius!! OMG those denim bellis are sooooo cute!!

Jane said...

Gorgeous! love texture!

Eveline said...

Lovely embellishments. But yours always are.
I cut off my sons jeans this week because there were holes in the knees, I put the cut off part in my fabric box. I'll go and cut something with them this week.

patriciad said...

Clever idea, as usual.

Julia Aston said...

Great ideas for using the denim for scrapbooking Mish - love the stamping with the paint and the colors you used are super!

Peggy S from Ohio said...

WOW! You are SO CREATIVE! Great thinking to use the cuttlebug dies to cut out the denim. Love these embellies. You totally Rock it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Love the whole fabric, button, twine, ribbony thing you got goin' on, Mish! Great projects!!

Unknown said...

Whoa! I have used denim on my scrapbook pages but NEVER knew I could cut it with my cuttlebug! Whoo Hoo!! Thanks for the spectacular ideas!!

Deb said...

You make the cutest stuff! I am always so inspired by your posts.

SHERRI said...

Ohhhhh Mish. I'm going home tonight to cut up some jeans! You're an enabler.

Julie said...

these embellishments are fantastic, you never fail to amaze me, I'm off to have a go at making my own. xxxx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

how sweet and fun! I am inspired to try this!

These pages are full of treasures from the accents with their jeans and the love that you put into each page.

Elizabeth S. said...

Oh these are just terrific! What great memories for your girls.

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Job!!! Love the denim!!! Going to be giving that a go!!! I love the layouts and the denim tags!!!!

Sharron said...

Love all your designs! The denim and other embellishments give everything such a cozy, comfy feeling!

Dottie K. said...

Stunning. Just love the pages and the use of denim. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great party and 4th. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! These embelishments are great. I've gotten acrylic paint on my shirt and once it dries it doesn't come out. But it never occurred to me to use this knowledge to decorate fabric. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us.

Nancy L. said...

As always, I love all your embellishments!

Paula Pascual said...

Great ideas! They are all so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Mona Pendleton said...

I love your use of the denim-die cut combo! Great ideas-can't wait to use this technique! TFS Mona

Marie Bingaman said...

WOW, how cute are these? Now I need to stop giving away all the old clothes to Goodwill! Thanks for the inspiration...may I call you Mish, even though I'm new here?

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