If you blinked, you might have missed this layout. I only had it posted for a few days, then it was accepted for publication, so I had to remove it from my blog temporarily. The waiting is over, though, and "Chillaxin' at Home" is back on Green Crafting.
This layout was published in the May issue of Scrap n' Art, in an article on flowers. The layout features a handmade bloom made from an old denim work shirt.
Want to make your own denim yo-yo flower like this? Using a saucer or small dessert/salad plate as a template, cut a circle from denim fabric. (Tip: scraps from soft, flexible denim shirts are easier to manipulate than scraps from stiff blue jeans.) Sew a running stitch along the edge of the circle, bunching the fabric as you go. Tie off the thread when you are done forming the flower.
Next, layer a fussy-cut hexagon and a button atop the yo-yo flower, AND layer a small scrap of paper underneath the flower, directly below the hexagon. Sew all these layers together. By doing so, you will create a decorative center for your flower with the hexagon and button, and you will also create a place (the scrap of paper) to adhere glue dots to your flower. Add your glue dots and attach the flower to your layout.
|Like I mentioned before, I've been addicted to using staples on my layouts lately.|
|What looks like a stamp is actually a rub-on! Thank you, My Mind's Eye! |
|There are so many uses for denim scraps!|