Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guest Designer for The Quilted Fish (Bazzill)..

It no secret that the fabric trend in scrapbooking is pretty hot.  A lot of paper companies are having their designs turned into fabrics.  But I know of someone who did it the other way around!   Her name is Amanda Herring and she is a fabric designer.  She was looking for a paper manufacturer that would turn her fabric prints into printed papers, and Bazzill came to the rescuse!  :)

How we came to meet up is a bit of a long story...kind of a friend of a friend type of thing, but anyways, here we are and I couldn't be more excited!!  Amanda has asked me to do some projects with her new paper  lines and share them on our blogs!  Her blog is The Quilted Fish, and you will find tons of great fabric and sewing ideas on there!
I will be posting some projects over the next four weeks which I hope inspire and encourage you to start playing with these beautiful papers.

OK, so now onto some goodies that I created with the wonderful wonderful products that Amanda sent to me!  I got to play with the Divinely Sweet and Holiday Style lines.

This was the first page that I created.  I wanted to show that the Divenly Sweet papers work just beautifully on a page about a boy!   I love the turquoise and red color combo. 

I misted a border with a cream color mist on the background paper and then added some faux stitching with a black pen. 

I fussy cut some of the flowers from blue paper to match with the background of the cream colored paper. 

I also wanted to add another color, so I added some splashes of yellow paint and I stitched with some yellow thread.

Part of the journaling is hidden under the tab that says "What Can I Say?" and pulls out from behind the photo.  I loved that I was able to make these papers look so boyish for my little guy!

And lastly I will leave you with two fun cards.  I'm not much of a card maker, but I go through some spurts here and there.  My stash was getting low and since World Card Making Day was October 1, I really was inspired to get some done.

This first one I just splattered a bit of black ink, did some faux stitching and made some simple accordian flowers.  I made a little gift tag to go with it, too!

And you can never have enough birthday cards, so I cut out a cake and pop-dotted it on som white lined paper and added some Stickles to make is sparkle.  Stickles make everything prettier!!

Thank you so much for joining me this week and I will be back next week to share some more projects!  Until then, you can check out my blog to see what other things I have going on!


glorygirl said...

Love that color combination, too!

Diana Waite said...

what a fun opportunity--your page is GREAT! and yes, you ARE a card maker!

Jackie said...

Wow, you are good... I am on Amanda's design team, and work with fabric... love what you did with the paper!

Mama Pea said...

Loved your post! It was just great! I am on Amdanda's design team. It's ice to meet you! Hope we get to meet in real life sometime soon! Love your work. Did a blog post about your great work. Hope you like it!