Saturday, 30 July 2011

Summer stencilling

Things have been a bit quiet on here lately as the summer holidays are here and it's been a bit of a social whirl. I think that will continue over the next month or so and I am trying to make an effort to be outside with the kids as much as we can, even though naturally I'm a "stay-inside-crafting" type of girl.

I've been pining after my craft desk for the past couple of days and found myself with a couple of free hours this morning and so dug out my desk from under the camping supplies to get a scrapbook page done...

Brightly coloured tie-dye items seem so summery to me and so I started my page by using my new Crafters Workshop stencil and some alcohol inks to make a tie-dye type background.

I found some butterfly punchies and stitched them together on my machine to make this garland. This was a project idea from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's "It's Sew Easy" class.

I made my own tape with stamps and Promarkers too...

I would like to have time for a bit more crafting like this over the holidays, but I am definitely taking my sketchbook with me wherever I go, so I'm hoping to have lots to share from there.


  1. Wow ! That looks like such fun to do. Great layout.

  2. so gorgeous. I've just blogged an award for you, as you provide so much inspiration with your blog.

  3. Oohhhhh it's just wonderful

  4. Gorgeous page. I thought your LO reminded me of something - you did that stamped border in CS, didn't you!
    Helen S

  5. Hi Helen - yes I did do a stamped border in CS, but this one is a bit different as it's on tape :) I am a fan of flowers and primary colours though!

  6. Love the way you have used the stencil, what a lovely LO :-)

  7. That's fantastic Emy, love the way you've stencilled the background.

  8. Oh this is just gorgeous, fab colours to set off your lovely photo :)

  9. Love the tape!

    Thanks for your coment on my blog - you're welcome there anytime!

    Julie :-)