I was so very honoured several weeks ago when I received an email from Paige Evans asking me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for American Crafts. I was very very excited and couldn't wait for my box of goodies to arrive. This week American Crafts have been showcasing banners so my 5 projects ( 3 layouts, a card and an otp project ) had to include banners.
My first layout utilized the pretty patterns in that Dear Lizzy Daydreamer paper as a base for my layout. I then created a blocked effect with pattern papers and rubons to complete my layout.
My new favourite photo of my husband and I taken on Mothers Day, at the beach.
For the banner I simply trimmed some scrap paper into small triangles and stitched them down with my sewing machine.
I wanted my second layout to be vibrant and fun, I have had these photos of my first time meeting Amy Tangerine when she came to Australia 2 years ago just waiting to be scrapped, and when I received the Plus One collection I knew straight away what I was going to create.
The diecuts placed randomly create a fun background and I made a tone on tone banner for a bit of extra texture to my page.
For my third layout I grabbed some American Crafts white cardstock and my water colours to create my background mat. Once dry I machine stitched to frame the water colour block. I layered it over that striped pattern paper to repeat the striped effect.
Another banner stitched using my machine.
My favourite photo of my son and his best friend.
I wanted a bright bold card so I could use those fun acrylic Die Cut shapes from the #Summer collection. I layered several pieces of paper from the Plus One collection and added some machine stitching. To complete I tied some twine around the top of the banner and stapled the acrylic pieces in place.
Finally, I made a little holiday/vacation bag that can be filled with crayons and pencils for the kids or a book, sunglasses and lotion for me and popped into the car ready to go. I opened the calico bag and slipped the bag into the bottom of my sewing machine and stitched the banners on. To complete I added in that painted peg for a bit of extra fun!
What an honour and privilege it has been this week to be GD at American Crafts, I am very thankful !