Sunday, January 24, 2010

Challenge#60: Warm Wool

I live in Japan, now is winter season, today is cold day too.

My challenge is…… wool !!! playing with felt, woolen yarn, raw wool ( I love needle felting! ). Using 12 inch size felt instead of pp, making felt embellishment, knitting….please enjoy to give something warm on your project.


For this challenge I chose to work with felt. I just love felt! Felt is warm, it has a smooth texture and it gives a very interesting “depth” to layouts. I used it on the green leaf on the left of mine, for an elegant finishing touch and… for the frame around the main subject of my layout! I took a piece of felt and cut a frame in it, to give the picture a sort of Polaroid feel to it. All this must have taken me just a couple of minutes! To fix it, I didn’t hesitate to use my sewing machine on the layout. It only takes a couple of stitches but of course, you can sew it by hand for a more personal touch.

I dug up all the felty bits I could find in my stash. I used felt flowers , felt to mat the photos and some felt trims. Great way to use up those bits and pieces! Since I hate sewing I attached everything with ZipDry Glue and Glue Dots.

I used a bit of felt to piece a cute little owl for this LO. The pattern for this little cutie can be found here. The felt added a homespun touch which I echoed in the stitched borders and crocheted trim.

I ended up going a bit simple on this one, using a piece of orange felt to mat my photo, as well as felt stick-on alphas for my title I found at Michaels. I really like the texture of the felt.

I used felt on my title and my embellishment. Felt can be a great embellishment for boy layouts.

Amanda -

I die cut star borders out of red, glittery, adhesive felt. I then back the self-adhesive stars with different patterened papers.


katie said...

what is the deadline on this challenge? is there still time to enter?

katie said...

Not sure if I'm in time or not, but here's my take on this.

mandysea said...

And I'm not sure either...

but here's mine!

I LOVED this challenge!!