Monday, December 1, 2008

Challenge - Flocking!

It's now officially the holiday season. All the malls and stores are decked out with season decorations, Santa's in the house, and Christmas music is playing everywhere. At my house we're sitting by a warm fire watching Rudolph and drinking hot chocolate with marshmellows. Which got me to thinking about winter and Christmas and holiday glitz. And warmth, fuzzy sweaters, scarves and mittens. And flocking - just like those Christmas tree displays.

Flocking is fun -- it's a great way to add texture and interest to your project. But you don't have to settle for buying flocked paper and embellishments, you can do it yourself with a bottle of flock and a bit of glue.

My challenge to you is this: use flocking on a layout. Just link up your projects in the comment section by Sunday night, December 14th to be eligible for a RAK.

And our friends at Studio Calico are sponsoring this challenge. They've donated one of their fabulous Key Lime kits for us, which includes a bottle of flock from Doodlebug:

And here's what our team did:

I used loose flocking with a glue pen on my layout. For the tree, I first stamped it in a light ink on my patterned paper, then traced over the image with a glue pen before adding the flocking. On the brown floral paper I just traced directly over the flowers on the paper.

Jen used the Key Lime kit from Studio Calico to create her tree. She used the flocking on the branches and the "star" at the top of the tree.

Let's see what you can do with flocking! Remember, post your projects on this thread by Sunday, December 14th.


Terri said...

Oh my! LOVE these projects, but especially the tree!! Any chance that there might be some instructions on how to make that tree?? I sure would love to create one of my own! Thanks so much!!

paloma1815 said...

Good work girls! Happy to see them! Kiss and hugs from Madrid! paloma1815

Carol said...

the flockings on the title! i used doodlebug stick with it letters and their flock!

mica said...

Good timing. I happened to have gotten my first flock bottle.

Shemaine said...

Here is my layout. I used Fun Flock by CTMH on the snow scene and the girlie penguin stamp by Unity Stamps.
I also created this tag ornament using Fun Flock and the same stamp
Great challenge, I had so much fun!!!!

Silsine said...

jen y love your tree!!!!; ¿how yo do it?

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful projects! Love that tree! I applied flocking to a chipboard star. I love it! You just want to touch it the whole time. I don't think it shows that well on the scan.

Thanks so much for the challenge!