~Mother & Father~
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Pulled out my lovely Mother & Father stamp set today...
It was all going well until I decided that I would hang up my pastels for a little while.
If you know my work, you know that I love pastels and usually shy away from bright, bold colors.
But something about the Konnichiwa collection from Basic Grey called out to me and I couldn't resist.
At first, it was a bit of a struggle, but once I got the hang of it, I couldn't stop creating! So I have a few little things to show today, all in time for Moma's Day :)
I've been meaning to do something with my stash of felt for a little while now. This seemed like the perfect time to dig into all the fuzzy-ness. I was looking for a cute little baggie that could hold some fun mom-day gifts, but couldn't quite justify using a plain paper baggie...So I pulled out my white felt, gave it a few mists (be careful - it takes quite a while to dry - and until it is completely dry, the dye comes off quite easily!) and hand-stitched this little baggie.
I happen to be a very mediocre seamstress...In fact, I've pretty much given up all hope for my sewing capabilities. So if I could pull this off, I am certain you could too! I hope you give it a try...It really is quite fun making little treasures like this and stepping away from paper. For just a little while, at least.
To help myself out a little bit, I only stitched the bottom portion of the baggie and the two 'x' stitches, then I used Scor Tape to bind the seams together :) Easy peasy!
Before I pulled the baggie together, I stitched some buttons on the front of the felt. Much easier option than trying to stitch them on when the baggie is finished. I used a heavier floss so that it could hold up to the thick felt.
For the butterfly, I used this Papertrey Ink die, and this die for the heart. Then I misted the butterfly and stitched it to the heart. I used the Mother & Father stamp set for the sentiment and more Scor Tape to adhere all the bits together.
Here is a card I've created to go along with the baggie. I tested out the Prima fluid chalk ink here (ladybug, turquoise stone, and rock moss). I found the colors very vibrant and easy to work with. I loved that the colors were a perfect match for the Konnichiwa collection.
Used a few vintage buttons and a stamped phrase from the TCM Mother & Father stamp.
Once I had the ensemble created, couldn't resist creating another card :)
Decided to use another stamp from the same set, and some lovely layers of pretty papers.
I know it's a bit early, but it's never too soon to be ready for one of my fave days of the year! I love mother's day because I get to celebrate someone so special to me.
I have a few little mom-day projects up my sleeve. Off to create a little more. I will be back with the rest of my creations tomorrow!