Sketchy Thursdays

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aaaaah!  Today has been a super awful day!  Ezekiel has been... well... his most evil self, and Adina's pediatrician says she has a double ear infection.  Really?!  I don't think that I can take any more disappointment.  I really need a nap.  We've been up, with Adina, the last two nights.  Before I run try to get some rest and perspective, I've got this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch for you all.
Here's what I came up with.
I started this layout by cutting the circle out of the pink, floral, patterned paper; adhering it to the Orchid Opulence, cardstock page; and machine stitching a white-threaded, straight stitch around its outside edges and a white-threaded, zig-zag stitch around its inside, circular edge.  I, then, cut a circle from coordinating, two-sided, floral and green striped, patterned paper and cut and paper rolled strips of its outer edges.

I, totally, have to give Melinda Spinks credit for this idea.  She's been doing a lot of different styles of paper rolling on her blog, recently, and I just had to try it out.  If you get a minute, go check out the link to her blog above.  She is, completely, amazing!

The paper-rolled circle was, then, adhered in the cut away circle of the pink, floral, patterned paper and the green striped and floral, patterned, paper rectangles were adhered in that order.  I machine stitched a white-threaded, straight stitch around the edges of the floral, patterned paper, before adhering, and machine stitching a white-threaded, zig-zag stitch down the center of, the checkered, patterned paper.  I, then, adhered a punched strip of Orchid Opulence cardstock, just below the zig-zag stitching.
After the pictures were adhered, I added the yellow, alpha sticker, "silly goose" title and embellished the "i" with a pink, felt, flower button, whose center was dressed with a soft yellow button, laced with white string.  A few more purple and pink, felt, flower buttons, some layered, another dressed with another, soft yellow button, and all laced with white string, were added to the bottom, left corner of the left photograph.
{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Orchid Opulence & all patterned (SU) Other: felt, Pretty Posies buttons (Favorite Findings); yellow buttons (Paper Studio); white string; yellow alpha stickers (sei); white thread & sewing machine; 2010 Sale-A-Bration punch (SU)

4 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

Love all the felt on this!! And great paper rolling!

lisa said...

Cute LO and so clever too.
Thanks for playing. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ADORABLE!!! I love love love love those photos and the way U curled the papers!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with SKETCHY THURSDAYS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen B. said...

What an awesome technique!