Tuesday, December 13, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Making Matching Fabric

Keep a little plain muslin fabric on hand to make easy matching embellishments for your pages or cards.

Despite having a ton of discontinued fabric sample books in my basement, I knew it was unlikely I had any fabric to match the light blue/green on this page.  That color is still popular in fabrics and really isn't discontinued yet.  It was just easier to make my own for a quick embellishment anyway than sift through all those books.

I used a ruler and a Baja Breeze marker to draw crosshatch lines on a piece of muslin.  Then I spritzed the muslin with a little extra color.  For the flower I used some mist made with Baja ink.  For the leaf, I used Peeled Paint from Ranger.  I had both of these left from other projects.

Then I just cut out a flower image and a leaf image.  I distressed the edges with a little more ink.

Using your markers and ink on fabric gives you even more mileage out of your ink purchases.

For the rest of this layout, I was determined to stay away from the edges.  I'm always running my layouts all the way to the edge of the paper.  I wanted to try a cleaner style.

The subjects of this layout are my aunt and uncle who are 88 and 96 years old, respectively.  They are 'more than neighbors' to us as they are family and a wonderful source of inspiration.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  DSP:  October Afternoon Thrift Shop and various 8x8 Paper Pads
Twine:  Doodlebug
Thickers from American Crafts
Sticker:  October Afternoon Farmhouse


  1. Delightful page. Your flower turned out great.

  2. I absolutely ADORE the flower you created! Such a wonderful page, too. Great idea, Lisa. tfs

  3. What an awesome flower. I love how you made it, so cool.
    Your page is so sweet, and I love the reason for the page :)


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