I started off this project with a clear idea of what I wanted to do and because I had one last week to add something to the Dream it UP blog and the Fauna and Floral challenge I set out to use a flower stencil, well didn’t quite work:(
In the end I have two projects to share.
A decorated jute bag.
and a card.
First my bag, it is an up-cycled one where I have covered the logo on the bag,
but Woodware has just managed to get hold of them in two sizes. You can see them here. This one is smaller than the ones that we stock, but I wanted to use it for a house warming gift so here we are.
I have used Craft Canvas and cut it too slightly smaller than the bag. Craft Canvas is wonderful to use it is a fabric that you can cut like paper and it doesn’t fray when cut.
the stencil is an official Zentangle Pattern designed by Mr Dreamweaver.
On the house I used the Crackle Jumbo Rollagraph to make my brick work. I was rather careless and used felt pens to draw in my curtains.
now because I wanted to use a flower I decided to paste Shasta Flower it looked great but hideous with my house!
So we have plan B! I moved the house to the cover the flower and added a stenciled tree to the left hand side. The patern round the 2 sides is another Rollagraph this time Floral Flourish. The flower has been punched from some gold metal.
I finished off the bottom with some Burlap Ribbon.
I am really please with the sun in the sky it has been stamped with Jane’s Dorothy Stamp, it is one of the most useful stamps that I have ever owned! Thank you Jane!
So now for the card
I have done it in the same way but I cut it all from card and it is 6 x 6 inches. This time I used card and not canvas.
For the roof i used the same stencil but coloured it differently. Instead of the stencil I used the Leafless Tree die cut.
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