Friday, January 17, 2014

Jellypark Friends - Buttons and Bows

"Buttons and Bows!" is the theme for the newest challenge at Jellypark Friends.  Our challenges run for two weeks so you've got plenty of time to play along.   

This is one time when it would be so much better if you could see this project in real life.  This photograph just does not do any justice to it.  First of all you can't tell that it's a Kraft pocket album.  It's 6-3/8" x 8-1/2" with a 1/2" spine, it has 8 double sided pocket pages.  The pockets can be used to hold photos, recipes  or DVDs.   

This image  is "Girl Hugging Heart".  I wanted it to look like old fashioned redwork embroidery.  I used a Ultra Fine Point Sharpie pen to trace the image on Vellum and cut it out with a Spellbinder's die.  It's adhered on top of a piece of Stampin' Up dsp which is adhered to a piece of dotted muslin fabric. Under that there's a piece of distressed Recollections scrapbook paper, a piece of packaging from some Jolee's embellishments and another piece of Stampin' Up paper. On the vellum there are some buttons stitched through the paper layers.

In the first photo the watermark is covering this part of the photo. The embellishment in the corner was made in the corner by taking a couple inches of lace and running a straight stitch through them and pulling them in a gathering stitch.  I made a bow with the gingham ribbon and sewed that and the heart button onto the lace and used a glue gun to adhere it to the book.  The burgundy heart is button with its shank removed.

The last close up I'll share is the bow and hanging tags so that you can see that it's a double sheer bow.  The little tags that are hanging off the  ribbon have the word "love" written on both sides but one side of the tag has a pearl on it and the other side has a rhinestone on it. There are pearls and bailing scattered across the cover, some dew drops and various different types of embellishments, even a small strip of washi tape but there aren't any flowers.  Go figure...

Here's the deets:
stamp - Jellypark Friends "Girl Hugging Heart"
ink - Sharpie pens
paper - Recollections scrapbook paper; Stampin' Up "Sending Love Specialty" dsp and Vellum
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's heart die; Close To My Heart wood button; Peebles Heart button; Stampin' Up Boutique Details; pearls bling; Jolee;s boutique cameo; ribbon; lace dew drop; SU tag; washi tape; pin

Here's the challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Buttons and Bows
Curtain Call - Love Letters
Divas by Design - Use Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Allsorts week 241 - Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.  Over the next few weeks I'll have more of the album to show you.


  1. Gorgeous card with fab details...thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Beautiful card Chris, love the details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Ribbon challenge x

  3. Fabulous project Love Love this hun xx Gaynor

  4. Chris, this is a beautiful collage! Love all the details you added to it, and the way you did the image is so original & cute! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. What a darling project! I love the embroidery look. Very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  6. This is just fantastic, Chris! :o)

  7. This is fabulous. So many gorgeous details to view. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x
    {Nellie’s Handmade Cards}

  8. Oh my gosh this is amazing!!! I totally thought the image was stitched... gonna have to borrow that idea! Really stunning card, love all the little details. Best, CG

  9. just popping by to say hi chris :)
    i love this card & all the beautiful details.
    hugs tracey


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