Monday, 31 March 2014

GD: Clare Lloyd - Cotton Spool Garland {Part 2}

"Hello everyone as promised,Clare back again tonight to show you how I completed my Cotton Spool Garland". So are we ready to begin??

Last night I had painted my Cotton Spools and stamped onto my Prima Paper Flowers. It was now time to thread them all together and I decided to use simple garden twine to do that.

I used a large eyed sewing needle to thread all the spools, I pulled the twine through well and left a good amount of twine either end to tie it up.

My garland needed some spacers and after a bit of thought decided the new Ellen Vargo Sets would make a perfect bunting spacer. I stamped the images up onto a Paper Artsy Manilla Tag using Archival Potting Shed Ink, leaving a little gap between each image for a fold line. 

My bunting spacers then got cut out, folded and stapled to my garland. 

I repeated this along my whole garland using different shapes from the Ellen Vargo Set 01 stamps. 

I worked from 1 side to the other so after the  first 2 spacers were added I focussed on the central panel. For this I used  a PaperArtsy Manilla tag, the square stamp element from Ellen Vargo Set 01and created a repeat pattern all over the tag. The tag was then trimmed down, I added a sentiment which seems to match the design from a set of floral quotes by E Lin Brown 05.

It needed something else? After playing around with more paper flowers, some wooden embellishment I finally decided on one of the Prima Vintage Roman Numeral Trinkets. This was painted with some Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint, I also added a little stamping using another element from the Sara Naumann 08 set and glue into onto my centre panel.

Here is a photograph of my Cotton Spool Garland hung up on a shelving unit where I display some of my craft projects.

Join me again tomorrow evening when I will be back with my final project of this week. I do hope you are being inspired to play along. Clare!

Leandra Says: Wow, Ellen's stamps make great bunting! I have been using them for that too, but stamped onto fabric to cover a 9 metre length for our stand at Version Scrap this weekend! So I am totally loving seeing another take on bunting! Neat idea!

Gillian Says: Fantastic idea to use Ellen's designs as individual spacers and bunting. I adore the way you have brought this project altogether. A great fun project to brighten up any space.
If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Claire's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday April 6th 2014


Deborah Wainwright said...

Really clever idea. I like the bunting using Ellen's stamps so striking. Works really well together. X

Unknown said...

Hopefully I'll get time to play this weekend and come up with something. Love the idea

Julie Lee said...

Lovely idea for bunting. With the lovely, colourful flowers, this project has a wonderful, festive feel to it. It makes me think of garden parties on summer days! Julie Ann xxx

massofhair said...

Am feeling inspired Clare, fab spool bunting project :-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What an incredibly imaginative idea!

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous project Clare. Started hunting for my spools last night. Still looking. Love the contrast between bright flowers and hard lines of Ellen's stamps. Fresh and different. X

Helen said...

Can't see me joining in this week, but this looks so lovely now we see the finished bunting..

Kathyk said...

A really fabulous make


craftytrog said...

Looks great Clare! x

Debs M said...

this looks great - great mix of neutrals and colours x

Anonymous said...

A great idea & the finished project looks fantastic.

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butterfly said...

So inventive - fab use of the stamps to create the bunting flags... brilliant!
Alison x

ellen vargo designs said...

Hi Clare - I love how you used the bold stamps to create backgrounds - tres cool! :)

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning awesome bunting. I really love the way you have done the flag part, amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx

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