Thursday, April 12, 2012

4 Crafty Chicks # 85: Fabric

Hello friends! I am back today with another guest designer post for 4 Crafty Chicks. This week we are working with fabric, and ribbon doesn't count! I must be honest, this challenge was a CHALLENGE for me. I have seen others work with fabric beautifully, but I have never worked with it before and was really at a loss for how I was going to incorporate it into my layout. So I went to the fabric store and browsed around waiting for inspiration to strike. When I saw some brightly colored tulle I thought of a few different things I could do with it. It was definitely fun to try something new! Here is my layout:

Another photo of one of my nieces, this time it's Evie. I took these photos last summer, and they have just been waiting to make it onto a page. More My Mind's Eye goodness on this layout, and some American Crafts thrown in as well. I used an awesome sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches. Really loved this sketch. Now onto the fabric:
I used Glubers to make the flowers.  If you are unfamiliar with Glubers, it is a large, flat adhesive disk that you can use to create embellishments. They come in different sizes, and the manufacturer is Cosmo Cricket. You can purchase them at ScrapbookPal for $4.19 HERE. Not much technique to share as I pretty much took a strip of the tulle and then pleated and pressed in a very haphazard manner until I had a look that I liked. I really like the look of these on the overall page as they look so filmy and soft, but still add a pop of color.
I found these little tags in my stash and thought it looked cute on the picture of Evie with her huge smile. The washi tape is from Queen and Co.
I used Printing Press and Type Candy for my title, and added some boutique brads scattered around the page.
Thanks for stopping by today, and please come show us how you use fabric in your projects, I can't wait to see the inspiring things you come up with!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Colorbok
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (On the Bright Side), American Crafts (Ever After)
Cartridges: Type Candy, Printing Press
Brads: Doodlebug Design
Tulle: Wal Mart
Border Punch: American Crafts
Washi Tape: Queen and Co.


  1. Heather, I love your net flowers. Gorgeous.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Gorgeous layout with fab pics!


  3. Heather this is SO cute!! I LOVE the flowers and washi tape embellies!! Your LO are always so adorable!!!


  4. Really love your use of tulle Heather! You turned those pieces of fabric into gorgeous flowers! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I so appreciate this. Ira x

  5. Super cute tulle flowers and they DO add pop!

  6. OMG! This is too much cuteness for me to handle right now! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Smiles, Jill