Monday, February 15, 2010

The fun of fabric...

Happy Monday to you all and Happy Presidents Day!  Now if these two factors don't get you excited how about some Fabric!  I would like to show you one of the three fabric lines you can find in the  Torendi store, its the Knit "Pinocchio" Fabric. Now I haven't seen a rendition of this tale I haven't liked yet and this fabric gives us a nice abridged version minus several hundred words. Being a picture person this is right up my alley.
I happened upon a mini photo album hidden in the deepest darkest depths of my crafting cupboard, needless to say it was a sad sight to behold.  With this fabric and some TLC I was able to give this album a mini lift so to speak:


Here is a closeup of the magnetic clasp on the wrap around strap of the book:

 



I also wanted to have a go at the whole Mod Podge treatment to stiffen the fabric so I would not only be able use my die-cuts on them but I also hoped I would be able to use my embossing folders and as luck would have it it worked!  I found that Earth Love from the Joy Kit and My Boyfriend from Cosmo Cricket (both available and on SALE) plays well with the fabric. Here are two cards I created by cutting out scenes from the fabric and  adding some extras from stashes around the house.
I am starting to get into buttons and was thrilled to hear that very soon Torendi will be selling some fantastic buttons from Cosmo Cricket.

Close up of the embossing:

 

Another detail of embossing:

 
   
Well, I hope you found some inspiration in these creations . I just love having the opportunity to play with these supplies as I know you will too! Until next time. Beth

15 comments:

Tanya Rudd said...

FABULOUS!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Beth these look amazing, you rock using fabric girl!!! Truly fun fun and fabulous creations!

Dayna said...

WOW! I love that book and the fact you wrapped it in fabric is just amazing!! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!!

laterg8r said...

these are so cool - love that fabric :D

Dawn said...

Wow I am impressed, love the use of fabrics! I can't wait to try this with the embossing folders, thanks for the mod podge hint.

Cibele Glazer said...

Beth these projects are fantastic! I love the book and the fabric embossing is definitely something I will be trying. Your attention to detail is wonderful. I adore the clasp with my favorite cricket!

Erica said...

very cool

Tiff said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Heidi said...

i love that you embossed the fabric. gonna have to play with that. i have a stack of gorgeous fabrics that i've collected and need to use. no point in them just sitting there!!

Sarah said...

WOW Awesome!!!

Sparkle said...

Such darling creations!

Sandra1968 said...

Beautiful!

Dotty Jo said...

Beth, these are just amazing! DJ x

Jenn said...

Great projects Beth! thanks for Rocking my world every month!

Michelle Annat said...

I am a little bit, ok a lot bit jealous of your creativity!! thank you for sharing it!