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Monday, April 20, 2015

Use Fabric Today at the Outlawz Geetings Challenge

Today brings a new challenge from the Outlawz Greetings, one with a little (or a lot of) fabric on our projects. That's right, my crafty peeps, the challenge is to drag out any type of fabric to use on your card, tag, ATC, canvas, anything your little crafting heart desires to create. Of course, the Numero Uno requirement is to make sure there's a sentiment on the front of your project. That is, of course, why we are called the GREETINGS challenge group. LOL
I am not a sewing person. The only fabric I have on hand is fleece, because I make those cute blankets with the tied edges for children's hospitals. And believe me, fleece did not play well with my card!
So I rummaged through drawers and closets and finally found a piece of fabric I could use. (I really wanted some nice burlap so I could pull on the edges and get all fringe-y with my card) What I found was a tattoo sleeve leftover from a Halloween past, as in a few years past. It's (or rather was) made of stretchy nylon material, so I cut cardboard and cardstock and adhered my fabric to its "frame," then placed it on a card base of cardstock and white-dotted vellum.
Did I mention that the sponsor this week at the Outlawz Greetings challenge is the fabulous Dee Dee's Digis? I got to play with "In Season.", which includes outline, layering and colored images of trees in all four seasons and several sentiments! I used the colored version of Spring tree and one of the sentiments for my card. I framed each on red cardstock before placing them on my fabric-colored card. A small white paper doily sprinkled with pink shimmery flowers decorate my little "canvas. I also added some fibers  and glittered the tiny flowers on the just-blossoming tree.
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Creative Knockouts - Texture
Creative Moments - Anything Goes - Spring or Easter
Try It on Tuesdays - New Beginnings (buds on trees)
Naughty or Nice challenges - In Bloom (I chose to use a "budding" tree)
Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-invent - Anything Goes/must re-cycle (recycled my Halloween accessory into a project background)
Open-Minded challenges - Recycle something (Halloween tattoo sleeve)
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Dragonfly Dreams challenges- Let's See Spring
Krafty Hands blog - Nature's Work
My Creative Moments - Colorful Creations
Moo Mania challenges - Feelings of Spring
Our Creative Corner - Color Your World
The Crazy Challenge blog - Springtime
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Diamonds (optional)


Dotty Jo x said...

Thanks for playing along with us over at Naughty Or Nice Challenges, Jo x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just LOVELY! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Lindsey said...

A card with fleece would have been quite the accomplishment! But the fabric you found is perfect -- terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

AH , very interesting ! Have not seen fabric on a card for ages .Love the heart and image .
Thanks for sharing on Open-Minded crafting Fun Challenge

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Me again!
Beautiful ....
Moo Mania & More say's THANK YOU
as well!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi and fantastic card just the job at Dragonfly Dreams Playground thanks for join us very good luck crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mrs.B said...

A great take on our challenge at TioT.

Laurie Moore said...

Lovely Springtime project! Thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. xxx Cheers

Bee and Dee said...

A great project, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

Wendy Fraser said...

Great use of fabric and I love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Ellie said...

Wonderful creation, great design and loving the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing.

xEllie from My Creative Moments/Monday Morning Challenge

Pillan said...

Nice card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
/Pillan, DT

Shari Trumbull said...

HA! Clever use of that left over meshy material, Pat!! It makes a fabulous background!! Thanks again for coming over to our Color Your World challenge this month at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari

Sylvia said...

A great use of fabric on your card. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge. Sylvia x

Robin Parker said...

Love the idea of fabric as a background designer paper. Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #34 - Recycle Something.

Laurian said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!


Dragonfly Dreams

Chris CSDesigns said...

Pat, How very clever, the fabric makes such a great background and gives your card such a unique texture. Thank you for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and hope you will come join us again.

Great recycle, :) Chris / CS Designs